Hand sanitizer is one of those non-descript products many of us just leave in our handbags, ready to whip out and massage some into your hands without thinking twice, as long as it kills any harmful germs right ???
BUT, while hand sanitizers can certainly kill harmful germs, so many unfortunately contain harmful ingredients that are definitely worth giving a second thought to!! Without going into the numerous harsh chemical ingredients, two of the most common and notorious ingredients in hand sanitizers are alcohol and triclosan.
Alcohol is incredibly drying on the skin and can leave it looking dull, as well as speed up the signs of aging. You may not worry about the skin on your hands as much as your face, but you should, because it's one of the first body parts to give your age away!
Triclosan is an antibacterial chemical that can disrupt the endocrine system, and it has even been linked to cancer, endocrine (i.e. hormonal) disruption and liver problems, and has been shown to persist in the environment and water supplies for long periods of time, with the FDA noting its not proven safe for longer-term daily use... So it's an ingredient you want to stay away from!
These two harmful ingredients are so often just the tip of the dangerous iceberg in harsh sanitizers…
In contrast, SanRe's new and competely USDA ORGANIC sanitizer is crafted to still readily sanitize, but without any harsh ingredients that themselves put your health and skin at risk!
Our proudly used ingredients are as follows:
Organic Witch Hazel and Rosemary Essential Oil
We love these ingredients, because they are both antioxidants that will ensure your skin is protected against aging free radicals, but they also have potent antibacterial properties. Witch hazel -- an astringent that tighten pores and indirectly works as an antibacterial and antiviral agent ---will help fight off germs while ensuring your skin stays looking healthy and hydrated, while rosemary aids to protect against viruses on the skin, stimulate cell renewal and boost circulation.
Organic Orange and Peppermint Essential Oils
As commonly known, these wonderful oils have great antiseptic, antiviral, antifungal (orange) , and antibacterial properties, while providing a fresh and minty aromatic pickup!
Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil
This is one of the most popular natural antibacterial ingredients found in natural skincare products, as clinical studies have found it super effective in killing most types of bacteria! Tea tree is not only antibacterial, but antifungal and antiviral too, making it a must have ingredient in our hand sanitizer. Did you know that tea tree was actually used to disinfect wounds in dentistry and during surgery in the 1920s? You know you can trust this one!
Organic Lavender and Cinnamon Essential Oils
Lavender is renowned as an antibacterial and antiviral agent, and it smells totally awesome. Cinnamon is likewise more than just an aromatic and delicious ingredient in baking, or sprinkled on some hot cocoa. Cinnamon essential oil can actually help to eliminate bacteria growth, so it’s ideal to apply to your hands after touching unsanitary surfaces.
As seen, SanRe has delivered a true hand sanitizer that’s safe for the whole family! The floral/citrus scent of this sanitizer will also help to soothe the mind and uplift the spirits, which is another organic bonus! :-)