Not All Hand Sanitizers Are Created Equal
Wash your hands, wear a mask, avoid touching your face—you know the drill.
By now you’re almost certainly familiar with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
But is it really that simple? 145+ hand sanitizers have been recalled by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for methanol contamination in the last few months alone.
Which brands can you trust? What should you look for when making a decision?
Consider What’s in Your Hand Sanitizer
Think about it for a moment: We’ve all used random hand sanitizer at one point or another, and then reeled at the stickiness (or maybe the smell) of the product.
Often, we don’t even know what’s in it. Whether it’s a random person or a public dispenser doling it out, this can be an unsettling experience.
To make the right decision, you’ll want to invest in hand sanitizer that’s free from formulated fragrances, parabens, aluminum, dyes, phthalate, and other synthetic ingredients. A quick-dry, gentle formula and natural additives like aloe and vitamin E are simply an added bonus.
Avoid Methanol at All Costs
Methanol features toxic effects and shouldn’t be ingested under any circumstances.
It’s worth noting that this wood alcohol is often confused with ethanol(also known as ethyl alcohol), which is a safe but similarly-named alternative.
So, check the extensive list of methanol-contaminated hand sanitizers here to protect yourself and your loved ones. And instead, invest in sanitizing products that use ethanol or isopropyl alcohol instead.
Look for the Right Alcohol Percentage = 60%+
The CDC recommends hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol to be effective.
Brands like Doc Hygiene take that to the next level by offering a safe and innovative hand sanitizer composed of 75% ethyl alcohol.
Our hand sanitizer exceeds CDC recommended guidelines and features a 99% germ killing power. Not too shabby, right?
Doc Hygiene’s FDA-registered product is completely safe and produced in controlled factory environments. It also features a unique single-use disposable packet delivery system for your convenience!Doc Hygiene: Taking care of you. Everywhere