With the outbreak of coronavirus, hand sanitizers are what everyone seems to be talking about! People have emptied store shelves and have stocked up their homes with bottles and bottles of hand sanitizers, causing these to go out of stock within a matter of hours. In fact, now people are getting increasingly concerned about the shortage and are turning to DIY methods to make their hand sanitizers.  While we are all stocked up with different varieties of hand sanitizers for you, it’s important to understand how these concoctions work and when to use them. Here is a guide that will help you to know all about them:

  ●    Do hand sanitizers actually kill coronaviruses?  Your first line of defense against coronavirus should always be with soap and water. However, we know that you can’t carry around a soap at all times! This is where a hand rub can help you.  Alcohol-based sanitizers have proven to be effective against coronaviruses, especially COVID-19. However, before you make the purchase, ensure that you check up on the alcohol content of the sanitizer. The higher, the better.  But at the same time, you don’t want to give off a strong odor every time you enter a room, do you? That is why we’d recommend going for tea tree oil hand sanitizers that smell heavenly and work like a charm too!  

 ●    Are hand sanitizers safe for babies and children?  The ones that have ‘non-toxic’ on their labels are definitely safe. However, there have been cases of children drinking hand sanitizing liquid by mistake. This can prove to be extremely dangerous, primarily because of the alcohol content.  Babies might be also be aggravated because of the heady smell of hand rubs, so we’d suggest that you use one that has a relaxing fragrance, such as natural lavender oil hand sanitizers.  Medical professionals suggest that you should exercise caution while making your toddlers use hand sanitizers. No more than a dime-sized amount should be rubbed on their hands at any given point of time and it should also be kept out of their reach. The hands of babies should be completely dry before they are allowed to put their hands in their mouths.  Moreover, it’s important to remember that hand sanitizers are flammable. So, before you let your children take them to school, they should be taught the right way to use and store such liquids. 

 ●    Are hand sanitizers drying?  Without a doubt, washing your hands and using a plain hand rub repeatedly will eventually dry out your hands as it robs the skin of its natural oils. However, hand sanitizers that are infused with the goodness of essential oils such as tea tree and lavender keep the hands moisturized, hydrated and wrinkle-free! We’d also suggest that you take moisturizing your hands more seriously to avoid damage to the cells from the frequent washing and sanitizing.  Now that you have all the info you need, sanitize your hands to stay safe!