The Truth About Hand Sanitizers: You Shouldn’t Have To Choose Between Germs and Chemicals

March 19th, 2014, in Living ToxicFree®, Household Products

Okay. I admit it. I am one of those people who opens up doors with a paper towel, flushes toilets with the bottom of my shoe, and if my child needs to sit on a public bathroom toilet and I don’t have a paper seat cover at hand, I use toilet paper. Yep, that’s me.

Like most people, I detest being sick and hate it even more when my children are sick.  So, I have a history of using various sanitizing gels, wipes, and sprays throughout the day. Since we stay on the go, much of the time without sink access, the use of sanitizer really adds up for my family.

Not only do these sanitizers dry out my skin, I have always worried about the safety of using them on toddlers and young children. After investigating various sanitizing products, I was alarmed to discover that most hand sanitizers have a higher alcohol concentration than several common alcoholic beverages. And worse, the type of alcohol in most of these sanitizers is not drinkable. It’s actually a poison taken from wood. More research confirmed my concern of the potential dangerous risk of a young child consuming it. I was mortified.

Considering the vibrant colors and delicious smells of many sanitizers on the market, many curious children have tasted them. The fact I often apply it on my children’s hands before snacks when we are on the go, heightens the probability of it getting on their food or in their mouths.

I searched the aisles for a safe alternative to hand sanitizers.  After all, hand washing isn’t always available to moms who are on the go. We need to be able to clean our hands safely and effectively after we change a dirty diaper. Toddlers are constantly dropping their

pacifiers and sippy cups, and they don’t understand why they can’t have them back until we wash them. Not having an alternative way to clean my family’s hands when water was unavailable was not an option for me.

Yet, I couldn’t find a sanitizer with ingredients that satisfied my high standards for safety. Was it possible to create a certified organic and toxic free sanitizer that contained active antibacterial, antifungal, anti-mold, and antimicrobial ingredients safe enough for a child to potentially consume?

My husband and I were determined there was. After working with chemist and some of the world’s top homeopathic doctors, Healthy Home Company's Sanitizer Home and Hand was created. 100% toxic-free, its oxygen-rich solution is unlike any alcohol-based sanitizer.

It’s safe and gentle enough to use on anything it touches, even in baby’s mouth or eyes. Mom’s across this nation are spreading the news and sharing the sanitizer. You shouldn’t have to choose between germs and chemicals. Now you don’t have to.