Hand Sanitizer that Kills 99.9% Germs Without Toxic Synthetic Chemicals

March 31, 2009 | 3 Comments

In the US, we are obsessed with germ killers more than anywhere else in the world!

Anti-bacterial products are every where from shoes, tooth brushes, toys, bibs, cutting boards, shower mats, wash gels to hand sanitizers.

They’re usually labeled as with words like:  antibacterial, fights germs, protection against mold, and odor-fighting.

What are the concerns with most common anti-bacterial products? Well, the first big one for us here at SafBaby is that the most common ones available in our mainstream marketplace kill ALL the bacteria on our skin. Not all bacterias are bad, and we need the good stuff to stay healthy too.

The overuse of anti-bacterial soaps, sprays, gels and so on has contributed to helping harmful bacteria become somewhat immune to their use. So, overuse of harsh anti-bacterial products are doing more harm then good over the long haul.

A U.S. FDA advisory committee has found that household use of antibacterial products provides no benefits over plain soap and water, and the American Medical Association recommends that triclosan, an antibacterial chemical and pesticide, not be used in the home, as it may encourage bacterial resistance to antibiotics.¹

Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizers

Most of hand sanitizers also contain one common ingredient that is harsh on the skin: Alcohol.

This ingredient can irritate and even crack the sensitive skin that makes our children’s skin so precious. Most of the common-alcohol-based hand sanitizers have a 60-95% alcohol content. Accidental ingestion can bring on a frantic trip to the emergency room.

It is also highly flammable, another no-no!

A Safe Alternative to Harsh Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizers:

Safbaby.com Seal of ApprovalCleanWell™ got its start because of a boy  born with an immune system disorder.  His concerned parents started investigating natural alternatives to toxic disinfecting  agents found in everyday cleaning products.

Their scientific background and determined spirits led them to engage scientists at leading microbiology labs to develop a safe alternative. Eight years of development resulted in a unique patented formulation of natural essential oils that kill 99.99% of germs, without the use of any toxic or artificial chemicals.

The power behind CleanWell’s™ patented active ingredient Ingenium™ has been part of nature’s own immune system for millions of years. One of the Key Ingredients in Ingenium™ is  the essential oil from thyme.

CleanWell™ is non-toxic, safe and all natural!  Check out all of these bonus factors, making Clean Well a safe alternative hand sanitizer:

  • Kills 99.99% of germs Including MRSA, E. Coli,  and Salmonella
  • Made of all-natural ingredients
  • Free of toxic synthetic chemicals, such as triclosan
  • Paraben Free
  • Alcohol free
  • Safe for kids
  • 4x more uses per oz. than alcohol gels
  • Safe for sensitive skin
  • Readily biodegradable
  • Certified cruelty-free

Clean Well™ All Natural Hand Sanitizers in 4 Pleasant Scents

I love all of the 4 fresh, pleasant scents.  They come in: Orange Vanilla, Citrus Herb, Spearmint Lime (my favorite) and Lavender.

It is so practical, mists right on, and the purse-sized bottle takes up no room in my small purse.

I use it all the time when we’re at the playground, mall, library or grocery store and our hands never dry out, and they always feel cleaner after use.

THERE WERE NO WASH ROOMS AT THIS FAIR, JUST PORT-A-POTTIES!  THANKS CLEAN WELL™!

Toxic Hand Sanitizers and Anti-Bacterial Soaps in Daycares and Schools!

Switching to a safe alternative all-natural hand sanitizers and hand wash at home is good, but if you can do better, why not?

Ask your day care center or school to switch to a safe and non-toxic alternative such as Clean Well™. Clean Well™ offers Hand Wash refill bottles (32 oz for only $13.99).

The antibacterial chemical most used in anti-bacterial products called Triclosan is linked to liver and inhalation toxicity, and low levels of triclosan may disrupt thyroid function. Triclosan has also been found in human breast milk and because waste water treatment does not remove all of the chemical, it ends up in our lakes, rivers and water sources and is also found in fish.¹

Try to avoid “antibacterial” products wherever you can – schools & public restrooms are riddled with them!  It’s better for us, our children and the planet to choose a safer alternative!

The Clean-Well All-Natural Hand Sanitizers are available at Bath & Body Works stores nationwide and online at www.bathandbodyworks.com. You can also find Clean Well products at Target, Whole Foods, and Diapers.com (Check for local stores at www.cleanwelltoday.com/storefinder).

¹http://www.ewg.org/book/export/html/26700

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  • Handwashing researcher

    This is something that has been bothering me about cleaning products. The claim that a product kills 99.9% of germs is publicly claiming its poor cleaning potential. Bacterial reduction is measured in log reductions of colony forming units (cfu). For those of you who do not know, a log reduction is the reduction by a power of ten. So if 10,000 cfu is reduced to 10 cfu then there is a 1,000 (10^4 reduction) or a log 4 reduction.

    Usually rendering a bacteria harmless, while depending on the bacteria, is usually as low as 0.00001 cfu (10^5 reduction). So in a sample of 10,000 cfu it would require a log 10 reduction to render it harmless (10^10 reduction).

    Let me break down what that means for cleaning products that claim 99.9% efficacy. 99.9% is also .999 which is approximately 0.0001 or a log 4 reduction (10^4 reduction). Say there is a 10,000 cfu colony and the soap only reduces it by 99.9% (10 cfu) then there is still 1,000,000 times more bacteria present than it would be if it were rendered harmless.

    These are very rough numbers, but look up some studies on bacterial reduction and you will see that I am not blowing hot air. 99.9% is a truly pathetic attempt to fool the public into “cleanly” behavior.

    Just wash your hands with soap and water, its literally a million times more effective than sanitizers.

  • Handwashing researcher

    Ah it says 99.99% my bad, but my argument still holds. That is a log 5 reduction.

  • safbaby

    If you read our article we state that this is a safe alternative to other sanitizers and why.

    We also state that our first choice is soap and water, when there is none available, this is the safest alternative we have found.

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