“I’ve designed my hand sanitiser so that it has a minimum alcohol concentration of 75%. This does mean it’s powerfully fumy until it’s all rubbed in and you’re left with a delicate lemony aroma (God forbid I don’t use essential oils in everything I create!)
I also wanted it to help keep hands moisturised (you know me!) With all this handwashing going on, our skin needs all the help it can get! This is why I add vegetable glycerine as one of the key ingredients, it is a splendid natural moisturiser. Vegetable glycerine is what’s called an humectant, which means it attracts and locks moisture into the skin, thereby, in this product, softening, smoothing, and soothing our little mitts!”
What is Hand Sanitiser?
Hand sanitiser is a liquid or gel typically used to decrease infectious and harmful microorganisms on the hands.
How Does it Work?
Isopropyl alcohol is an effective disinfectant against many pathogens, including coronavirus, as long as the concentration is minimum 70%. Many studies have recommended sanitisers with a minimum alcohol concentration of 70% as they are more effective at killing germs than those with a lower alcohol concentration.
How Do I Use it?
When using hand sanitiser, apply the product to the palm of one hand, (approximately 2.5ml) and rub the product all over the surfaces of your hands until your hands are completely dry.
A Word of Warning
Hand sanitiser is intended for use in between hand washing. Why? Soap and water are more effective than hand sanitisers at removing certain kinds of germs. Although alcohol-based hand sanitisers can kill many types of microbes very effectively when used correctly, people may not use a large enough amount of the sanitisers or possibly wipe it off before it has dried. So please do ensure you use plenty during each application and cover all surfaces of your hands.