Germs and bacteria are lurking everywhere. Whenever you twist a doorknob, lean on a railing, accept change from a cashier, or push a button in an elevator, germs can transfer from the surface to your skin. That’s why thorough handwashing is so important in preventing the spread of illness; scrubbing your hands with hot, soapy water removes germs and bacteria before they have the chance to infect you or spread to other people. According to the CDC, this is the best way to reduce the amount of microbes on your hands in the majority of situations. To further reduce the spread of germs, you can apply an alcohol-free hand sanitizer.
Although a sanitizing product shouldn’t replace hand washing, it can further decrease the odds that you will get sick. In addition, because sinks are not particularly portable, it isn’t always possible to wash your hands. In these situations, an alcohol-free hand sanitizer is your best bet.
Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizer
How Hand Sanitizers Work
Typically available in a foam or gel form, hand sanitizers allow people to immediately reduce the number of germs on their skin. They are an easy and convenient way to protect your health and the health of those around you. Originally hand sanitizers relied on alcohol or isopropanol (a type of secondary alcohol) as their main ingredient. Due to the many drawbacks of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, SafeSpace® worked diligently to create an effective, efficient, and eco-friendly formula for hand sanitizer that does not contain alcohol. Using ingredients like benzethonium chloride, our products reduce germs on the hands while providing a safer, gentler, and more pleasant experience.
Problems Presented by Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers
Alcohol-based hand sanitizers effectively diminish the amount of germs on hands, but they also present safety hazards. First, their hefty alcohol content makes them toxic if ingested. Granted, they were never intended for consumption. But since they are often placed in areas frequented by children, alcohol poisoning is a valid concern. In addition, frequent use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers can result in dry, chapped, and cracking skin. This damage isn’t just uncomfortable and unattractive; it also presents a health hazard. Cracked, peeling skin can increase the risk of infection by providing points of entry for germs and bacteria.
Finally, as a Class 1 Flammable Liquid with a flash point of less than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, alcohol-based hand sanitizer presents a fire hazard. To mitigate the possibility of a fire, you must exercise many safety precautions when using or storing alcohol-based hand sanitizers. For example, you must immediately clean up spilled hand sanitizer with water, you must store it away from heat sources, and you shouldn’t let it come into contact with oxidizing agents (like acetyl chloride). If you do not follow fire safety measures when using alcohol-based hand sanitizer, the consequences could be dire.
The SafeSpace® Instant Hand Sanitizer
After listening to consumers’ concerns and complaints regarding alcohol-based sanitizers, SafeSpace® developed a new and innovative hand-sanitizing product that doesn’t rely on alcohol to kill germs. The result, SafeSpace® Instant Hand Sanitizer, combines a 99% effective skin-sanitizing formula with soothing emollients. It is also nonflammable and nontoxic. So although the product should only be used externally, it also greatly reduces the risk of an accidental poisoning.
Since our hand sanitizer is water-based, it is far gentler on the skin than alcohol-based products. As an added bonus, it contains emollients (topical agents that soften the skin), so it can soothe and nourish your skin as it rids your hands of germs and bacteria. Plus, it offers a protection that lingers. While alcohol-based products stop killing bacteria once the alcohol dries, the active ingredients used in our alcohol-free hand sanitizer continue to work even after the product has dried, providing users with extended protection.
Because the SafeSpace Instant Hand Sanitizer is only 2 oz., less than the 3.4 oz. maximum allowed by the TSA, you can easily fit the travel-size container in your carry-on luggage. Plus, we offer refill bottles to lower costs and reduce landfill waste. Each 4 oz. refill can fill a pump bottle twice.
So if you are looking for a simple, convenient way to protect your health, reach for SafeSpace Instant Hand Sanitizer. This alcohol-free, skin-sanitizing foam is safe for people of all ages and 99% effective. It safeguards and soothes the skin, and it comes in a convenient, reusable plastic bottle with an easy-to-use finger-pump dispenser.
To purchase our alcohol-free hand sanitizer, refill bottles, or a combo set, please check out our online store.