Hand sanitizers have leaped to the top of the list of important personal care products to help us preserve our well-being. This convenient, portable option can help us avoid spreading bacteria and viruses to ourselves and others by destroying them on contact.

With so many options available, it is important to understand why specific ingredients are helpful while others have potential health risks.

What works

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends 80% ethyl alcohol, an antiseptic that is proven to reduce bacteria and viruses that can cause disease, as the active ingredient in hand sanitizers. Many products simply do not contain enough to be effective.

What to avoid

Products made with methanol, a wood alcohol that is most often used in fuel, solvents and antifreeze. Substantial exposure to methanol can cause nausea, vomiting, headaches, blurred vision, blindness, seizures, coma, damage to the nervous system and even death.

To date, the FDA, has issued a list of 100 dangerous hand sanitizers made with methanol to avoid.

Choose wisely

Auntie Dolores Hand Sanitizer’s FDA recommended formulation features 80% germ defying ethyl alcohol.

Strong, yet gentle, it also features soothing organic CBD Oil to keep hands soft and moisturized, organic MCT coconut oil, recognized for helping support the body’s normal ability to fight bacteria and viruses and a pleasant light citrus mint scent.

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