Organic Hand Sanitizers

CDC recommends: ​If soap and water are not readily available and hands are not visibly dirty, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. However, if hands are visibly dirty, always wash hands with soap and water.

  • Apply the gel product to the palm of one hand (read the label to learn the correct amount).

  • Rub your hands together.

  • Rub the gel over all the surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry. This should take around 20 seconds.

How safe are conventional hand sanitizers?

Some Hand sanitizers can contain unnecessary ingredients, have uncertain safety data, and potentially dangerous contents. According to CNN some of them may even contain fatal ingredients

❌Common brand hand sanitizers contain skin, eyes, and respiratory irritants, and allergy-causing. ​​​ ​ ​ 😷

The best selling hand sanitizer at Target contains concerning ingredients rated high for allergy & immunotoxicity according to ewe.org starting with fragrance (allergy, endocrine disruptor, non-reproductive organic toxicity), tocopheryl acetate (cancer-allergy), aminomethyl propanol (skin eyes, a lung irritant, contamination concern), colorants blue and yellow (toxic). ​😷

❌Also, according to the 2-minute team, 99% of conventional gel-based hand sanitizers are like to contain microplastic or ingredients that harm the environment: listed as Carbomer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer.

 Denatonium benzoate, silicone, and propylene glycol

Methyl

  • Methanol

  • Wood alcohol

 

1-Propyl

  • 1-Propanol

Methanol and 1-Propanol Alcohol Are Toxic

There are many types of alcohol. Only ethyl alcohol and isopropyl alcohol (also known as 2-propanol) are acceptable alcohols in hand sanitizer. Other types of alcohol, including methanol and 1-propanol, are not acceptable in hand sanitizer because they can be toxic to humans. Recent FDA safety testing discovered some hand sanitizers contaminated with these potentially toxic types of alcohol.

​​Do we need these toxic ingredients to make hand sanitizer work?

The answer is: No!

Why do some manufacturers choose such compromising ingredients? Because they are cheap.​

Remember that Triclosan hand sanitizers are banned since Triclosan reacts with free chlorine to produce chloroform, a toxic chemical, and probable carcinogen. It is also linked to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance and is an ecosystem disruptor.

FDA’s previous determination that 28 active ingredients, including triclosan and benzethonium chloride, are not eligible for evaluation under the FDA’s OTC Drug Review for use in consumer antiseptic rubs...At this time, three active ingredients—benzalkonium chloride, ethyl alcohol, and isopropyl alcohol—are being deferred from further rulemaking to allow for the ongoing study.

What is denatured alcohol in hand sanitizers? 

It is Alcohol with additives to make it taste bad, rendering it undrinkable. (By the way, ethanol alcohol is not to be confused with isopropyl alcohol, which is already undrinkable.)

Hand sanitizers are over-the-counter (OTC) products regulated by the FDA. And all ethanol alcohol used in hand sanitizers is required by the FDA to be denatured. 

But. Not all denaturants are created equal. In fact, there are dozens of inexpensive, highly toxic denaturants — and the challenge for companies who want to be fully transparent is that the FDA doesn’t allow manufacturers to list alcohol denaturants in the ingredients. 

For all of us ingredient readers, this can get tricky. Your best bet is to simply be aware and find a brand you can trust. Beware of marketing language: for instance, it might sound kid-friendly, but may still contain toxic ingredients. The good news? The FDA is maintaining a list of do-not-use hand sanitizers — check it out right here.

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🌿Here is how to find safer hand sanitizers: 

There are organic, natural, and eco-friendly hand sanitizers that have better, safer inactive ingredients, besides the active ingredient of at least 60% alcohol, as the CDC recommends. 🌱🌿

​​​ ✅Ethyl: 

  • Ethanol: ethanol alcohol used in hand sanitizers is required by the FDA to be denatured. 

  • Alcohol

 

​​​ ✅Isopropyl: already undrinkable

  • Isopropanol

  • 2-Propanol

​​​ ✅ USDA Certified Organic: Look for USDA Certified Organic hand sanitizers since they are made with at least 95% organic ingredients. Look for inactive ingredients such as glycerin, lavender oil, water, eucalyptus, tea tree oil, and aloe vera.🍋🍃🌿🌱🌾🍊

For your convenience, below are only the safest hand sanitizers on the market:

face cover sanitizer, fabric sanitizer spray, face masks cleaner
Molly's Suds Hand Sanitizing Spray 

🍃 Spray your masks! Set your mask down on a not-so-clean-surface when you weren’t wearing it? Around someone who was coughing or sneezing? Or did you touch your mask when your hands weren’t cleaned? No need to panic. Yet again, our uniquely formulated sanitizer is totally safe for use on fabrics. Simply spray your mask lightly and allow to dry before replacing it on your face. Then, relax and enjoy some light, lovely aromatherapy from our natural plant essences!

🍃Spray your clothing! Unlike many sanitizers, ours is totally fabric-safe! You can use this fabric sanitizer to safely disinfect clothing items that you can’t easily wash. Or, if you’re on the move and need to make sure you and your kids’ clothes’ are virus-free, you can spritz jackets, coats, jeans, t-shirts, and more! Viruses picked up on clothes can easily be transferred to our hands. 

🍃Spray your backpacks! Another benefit of having a fabric and surface safe sanitizer is the ability to quickly sanitize all potentially contaminated surfaces in your life! Spray down your child's backpacks before bringing them back in your car and home. 

🍃Spray your shoes! Before entering your house, thoroughly mist the outside of your shoes (tops and bottoms!) to kill any germs hiding on the soles, straps, or laces. Because our sanitizer is fabric-safe, you can use it on most shoe materials, including leather.

INGREDIENTS: 70% Isopropyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Deionized Water, Natural Fragrance* (Lavender & Mint only), Hydrogen Peroxide.

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Earth Mama Organic Hand Sanitizer 

☀️Formulated according to FDA guidelines, it’s 80% alcohol and contains glycerin to leave your hands less dry.

🌴go ahead and spritz cruelty-free Earth Mama Hand Sanitizer generously on your hands, rubbing briskly until it’s evaporated. Bonus: you’ll be left with a calming scent of lavender essential oil

  • Hand sanitizer to help reduce bacteria that potentially can cause disease. For use when soap and water are not available

  • Alcohol antiseptic 80% alcohol

  • Free of methanol, 1-propanol, denatonium benzoate, silicone and propylene glycol

  • Supervise children applying their own hand sanitizer

INGREDIENTS: Active Ingredient: Alcohol 80% v/v Inactive Ingredients: Glycerin, Hydrogen Peroxide, Purified Water USP.

NOTE: Not all denaturants are created equal. In fact, there are dozens of inexpensive, highly toxic denaturants — and the challenge for companies who want to be fully transparent is that the FDA doesn’t allow manufacturers to list alcohol denaturants in the ingredients. Here they used: lavender essential oil. You won’t see it on the label, because they’re following the FDA’s hand sanitizer guidelines, but … you will smell it. And it smells good.

Zatik organic hand sanitizer
Zatik Organic Hand Sanitizers 

🌿  It comes in gel forms and they also offer convenient refill packs, making it even more convenient and eco-friendly.

🍃 Plus 1 out of 10 hand sanitizers sold, the brand donates to LA homeless center make it a reason more to use this organic, safer, and effective hand sanitizer.

🌾 Made In the USA

🌱 Cruelty-free certified

Vegan

INGREDIENTS: Ethanol Alcohol 80% sourced from USA 

aloe barbadensis (aloe) leaf juice*, hydroxyethylcellulose, acacia sengal gum, lavendula angustifolia (lavender) oil*, cocamidopropyl hyroxysultaine, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract*, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil*

*USDA Certified Organic

100% Pure Hand Sanitizer Trio 
100% pure organic hand sanitizer

🌿  100% Pure. I am excited to see 100% Pure making their first-hand sanitizer. I am impressed with the choice of their ingredients. There are just a few, natural,  organic, and effective. It is not USDA Certified Organic but I guess they wanted to make it more affordable.

Plant-based, quick-drying sanitizer that helps reduce disease-causing bacteria without a sticky residue.

🍋This spray formula is made with hydrating aloe vera gel and antibacterial tea tree oil, to leave skin feeling soft and moisturized without a sticky residue.

🌿Active ingredient: 62% Ethyl Alcohol

DIRECTIONS: Spray directly onto hands, rubbing thoroughly to distribute over fingers, palms, and backs of hands.

🍊INGREDIENTS: Ethyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil *Organic I

 🌿Natural- Vegan, Cruelty-Free  AND Gluten-Free 

Hospital-grade, organic hand sanitizer
Organic Hospital Grade Hand Sanitizer 

🐨 This is a hospital-grade hand sanitizer, formulated using only natural and botanical ingredients. It moisturizes, it powerfully kills germs while being gentle on the skin. Made in Australia.

🌿The first Type 1 eco-certified and professionally registered hand sanitizer.

🐨 Manufactured using grains and sugarcane to produce ethanol, which is then combined with natural eucalyptus oil. Unlike other sanitizers, Elyptol contains no synthetic chemicals, fragrances or petrochemicals.

🌿 Healing properties of eucalyptus oil combined with naturally sourced pure ethanol, Elyptol is safe and gentle for your skin when used as directed.

🐨 Elyptol’s botanical naturally sourced ingredients kill 99.9999% of germs quickly and effectively.

🌿have been tested and proven to work against a wide variety of bacteria and fungi.

🐨 Eco-friendly packaging and our use of natural ingredients.

Elyptol’s botanically based products are designed for frequent use, especially for healthcare settings.

INGREDIENTSEthanol 70% (Processed from corn and/or sugar cane), Water, Eucalyptus (derived from Eucalyptus Oil), Glycerol, Piroctone Olamine

Hospital grade organic hand wipes
Organic Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer Wipe

🐨 Next-generation, hospital-grade 100% natural sanitizing wipe

🌿 Manufactured using grains and sugarcane to produce ethanol, which is then combined with natural eucalyptus oil. Unlike other sanitizers, Elyptol contains no synthetic chemicals, fragrances or petrochemicals.

🐨 Healing properties of eucalyptus oil combined with naturally sourced pure ethanol, Elyptol is safe and gentle for your skin when used as directed. Will never leave hands dry, cracked or chapped

🌿 Elyptol’s botanical naturally sourced ingredients kill 99.9999% of germs quickly and effectively, have been tested and proven to work against a wide variety of bacteria and fungi.

🐨 Eco-friendly packaging and our use of natural ingredients.

🌿 Elyptol’s botanically based products are designed for frequent use, especially in healthcare settings.

🐨 Next-generation, hospital-grade 100% natural sanitizing wipe

🌿 Kills 99.9% of bacteria, fungi, and other common germs

🐨 Scientifically formulated for frequent use

🌿 Infused with natural botanicals & Eucalyptus essential oil

🐨Soft, biodegradable 100% natural bamboo fiber cloth

🌿 Award-winning, endorsed & FDA registered 

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California Baby Organic Hand Sanitizer 

🌸 Quick-drying, non-sticky, and great-smelling, we harness the power of organic alcohol to disinfect with a vibrant, refreshing scent from essential oils. Effective against 99.9% of germs and bacteria.

The active ingredient is 62% organic ethanol alcohol. 

🍃  100% plant-based hand sanitizer. It is effective against 99.9% of germs and bacteria with a quick-drying, moisturizing, vegan formula. The active ingredient is 62% organic ethanol alcohol.

  • Easy-to-travel, child-friendly spray bottle locks with a twist. You can also use it around the house as a versatile germ-killing household cleaner.

  • ✅ California Baby Hand Sanitizers (and all California Baby products) are blended, manufactured, and

  • ☀️Packaged in our FDA Registered, Certified Organic USA Facility.

INGREDIENTS: active ingredient alcohol 62%, water, calendula, safflower seed oil.

organic hand sanitizer for covid flights, airport, travel
Organic Hand Santizer

✈️ This is the hand sanitizer I used during my flights.

I used the gel to clean my hands and gloves and the spray so wipes the touchable surface on the flight. they also have convenient wipes for this use, wrapped individually.

🌿I found them extremely useful!

I bought a larger container in spray to refill my smaller hand sanitizer bottles!

This is a hospital-grade hand sanitizer, formulated using only natural and botanical ingredients. It moisturizes, it powerfully kills germs while being gentle on the skin.

Made in Australia.

🌿The first Type 1 eco-certified and professionally registered hand sanitizer.

💺 Manufactured using grains and sugarcane to produce ethanol, which is then combined with natural eucalyptus oil. Unlike other sanitizers, Elyptol contains no synthetic chemicals, fragrances, or petrochemicals.

🌿 Healing properties of eucalyptus oil combined with naturally sourced pure ethanol, Elyptol is safe and gentle for your skin when used as directed.

✈️ Elyptol’s botanical naturally sourced ingredients kill 99.9999% of germs quickly and effectively.