Commercial Hand Sanitizers Can Cause Cancer. Here is How to Make The Most Effective Hand Sanitizer
What’s one thing that almost every American carries around – a little bottle of hand sanitizer. If you think that hand sanitizers protect you against germs, you are mistaken. Not only do alcohol based sanitizers last only a few minutes (they must be reapplied over and over again for them to be somewhat effective ) but they are also loaded with toxic chemicals. So, basically for most sanitizers to work you have to soak your hands in it constantly, however, then you risk a ton of health problems associated with all the toxic ingredients in it. One of the most toxic ingredients used in making hand sanitizers is triclosan. Triclosan is usually found in sanitizers, soaps, dish washing detergents, shaving gels, toothpastes, etc. Triclosan has been linked to serious health effects, including hormone disruptions and cancer. One of the most disturbing things is that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that triclosan is present in the urine of at least 75 percent of Americans. No wonder, we are sick as a nation. We are constantly bathing ourselves in these toxic chemicals.
Tea tree essential oil is also a great choice as it has a much wider range of uses than those conventional hand sanitizers. Tea tree oil is a powerful immune stimulant. It has a wide variety of uses that require strong antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties. It also deals with all three categories of infectious organisms: bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
The Most Effective Homemade Hand Sanitizer
- 1/4 cup Aloe Vera Gel
- 10 Drops of Tea Tree Oil
- 10 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
- 8 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil
1. Mix all ingredients together.
2. Pour into a spray bottle or a pump type bottle.
3. Shake before applying
Keep in mind that many essential oils on the market are not 100% pure and therapeutic; they potentially may have toxic extenders.