The spooky truth about hand sanitizer...
What’s invisible to the naked eye, spooky, and in every room in your house? Germs. But what’s spookier is hand sanitizer.
Chances are you or someone you know carries hand sanitizer with them everywhere they go.
After all, your fingertips alone can contain millions of microbes. And each time you touch a surface, shake a hand, or grab the TV remote, you spread germs around.
Researchers estimate that 80% of illness-causing microbes are spread by people’s hands.
There’s no wonder why so many people have hand sanitizer on hand at all times. Most people believe it’s healthy.
But using hand sanitizer is actually a HUGE mistake…
Just when you thought hand sanitizers were safe, think again.
Hand sanitizer contains a chemical called triclosan, which is an active bactericide.
Though this stuff is made to kill off germs, it’s also known to have a hand in the development of antimicrobial resistance.
So instead of keeping germs away, you could be helping them become stronger. This means hand sanitizer could lead to powerful antimicrobial-resistant superbugs!
And if this isn’t bad enough, triclosan (the same substance that causes superbugs) can also substantially increases the absorption of BPA when handling receipt paper and certain plastics.
BPA is known as an endocrine-disrupting chemical. It can increase your risk of obesity, cause structural damage to your brain, generate infertility issues, and alter your immune system function.
That’s right… Not only can it contribute to antimicrobial and antibiotic resistance superbugs, but it can also reduce your immune system functioning — making you more vulnerable to germs.
Another problematic ingredient in hand sanitizer is rubbing alcohol. Frequent contact with ethanol can cause some serious skin issues.
Not only can it lead to dry, itchy, and scaly skin, but it can also make your skin more prone to premature aging and contact dermatitis.
Though using hand sanitizer can save you a trip to the washroom, is it worth all of these nasty effects?
We don’t think so... that’s why we have a healthy hand-sanitizing recipe for you.
When you can’t give your hands a thorough clean using soap and warm water, give this homemade hand sanitizer a try.
- 8 ounces organic aloe vera gel
- 10 drops organic lavender oil
- 1/2 teaspoon organic tea tree oil
- 1 tablespoon witch hazel
- 1/2 teaspoon jojoba oil
Simply mix these all together and pour it into a small bottle — you can even empty out your store-bought hand sanitizer bottle and fill it with this healthy homemade hand cleanser.
This recipe contains natural ingredients that act as bactericides. Instead of drying out your hands and causing excessive aging, it will help keep your hands moisturized and looking young. Unlike conventional hand sanitizer, this concoction won’t cause BPA to seep into your skin on contact.
Give this homemade sanitizer a try and see if you don’t notice a difference. You may notice your hands getting softer and healthier, fewer BPA side effects, and even fewer colds.
To your health,
President, Clear Health Now