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  • Writer's pictureThe Pink Elephant Lady

We're about to revamp your hand sanitizer!

Do you use hand sanitizer? Have you ever read the label on the back? Take a look at the section labeled "Inactive Ingredients". What else is in your hand sanitizer besides the active ingredient that kills the germs? (Most likely, this will be ethyl alcohol.) If your hand sanitizer is highly fragranced, it's likely that hormone-disrupting chemicals were used in the creation of the fragrance. And the company who made the product is not required to tell you what the "fragrance" is composed of because it is considered proprietary information. If the hand sanitizer is in your purse, it's likely that you are using it frequently. So it's probably pretty important to make sure you're not worried about what's in it.

We cannot find a portable hand sanitizer on the market that does not contain parabens, synthetic fragrance, propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol, or a myriad other really weird ingredients. So we made our own! We have formulated purse-sized hand sanitizers that use the power of ten essential oils scientifically proven to kill germs**.

The FDA has recently banned 19 ingredients for use in soaps. Does your hand sanitizer have any of the following ingredients?

  • Cloflucarban

  • Fluorosalan

  • Hexachlorophene

  • Hexylresorcinol

  • Iodophors (Iodine-containing ingredients)

  • Iodine complex (ammonium ether sulfate and polyoxyethylene sorbitan monolaurate)

  • Iodine complex (phosphate ester of alkylaryloxy polyethylene glycol)

  • Nonylphenoxypoly (ethyleneoxy) ethanol iodine

  • Poloxamer--iodine complex

  • Povidone-iodine 5 to 10 percent

  • Undecoylium chloride iodine complex

  • Methylbenzethonium chloride

  • Phenol (greater than 1.5 percent)

  • Phenol (less than 1.5 percent)

  • Secondar amyltricresols

  • Sodium oxychlorosene

  • Tribromsalan

  • Triclocarban

  • Triclosan

  • Triple dye


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