We recommend using a spray bottle to increase surface area and reduce waste.
Also note our product can be used to sanitize surfaces.
Here’s a video example:
The FDA prohibits thickeners, gels, foams, aerosols, dyes, and fragrances. As traditional manufacturers are at capacity sending products to the front lines the FDA has allowed organizations like us to manufacture effective sanitizer following very strict guidelines. Update the FDA strongly advises against gels in a non-binding guideline. Gels are fine if that’s your preference, but liquids also can be used for surfaces.
The advantage of a gel is that it’s easier to rub in with out it running off your hands. The disadvantage is that a lot of product is wasted stuck to the side walls of the container. It’s recommended to use a spray bottle with our product to reduce waste and increase coverage area when applying. It also allows for use as a surface disinfectant. You can also create your own wipe using paper towel or a thin clothe that can washed and reused to minimize waste.
How is hand sanitizer not sterile?
The FDA mandates the exact labeling used for hand sanitizers created during the Covid-19 emergency. Basically this means that a normal plastic container is not sterile and has to be labeled accordingly. After the container is filled, the sanitizer formulation sterilizes the inside within 72 hours. Every gallon shipped will have been filled and sealed at least 72 hours prior to receiving. WHO recommends 72 hours to completely sterilize the inside of the container of all microbes, germs, or viruses. SaneSanitizer.com’s hand sanitizer is sterile from the inherent properties of alcohol and hydrogen peroxide.
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Yes. The FDA has created guidelines to expedite production to consumers and healthcare professionals. Our suppliers must meet FDA guidelines and registration requirements to manufacture and distribute product.
The CDC has good information on alcohols and their effective uses found https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/disinfection/disinfection-methods/chemical.html
Ethanol and isopropyl alcohol are similar small molecules that are frequently used in a variety of household and industrial uses. They differ in the location of the alcohol group on their chemical structures. They perform essentially the same function in that they are the primary ingredient in many common over-the-counter hand sanitizers. Ethanol is usually used for consumption, but your average bottle of vodka does not contain the required amount of alcohol to definitively disinfect surfaces.
Ethanol which can be consumed recreational can be very dangerous at high concentrations. Denaturing alcohol is a process to mix additives to make the alcohol bitter, bad-tasting, foul-smelling, or nauseating to discourage recreational consumption.
Wikipedia has excellent information and describes the differences between denatured and denaturation
From the CDC website
The CDC continues to recommend the use of alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) as the primary method for hand hygiene in most clinical situations1. ABHR effectively reduces the number of pathogens that may be present on the hands of healthcare personnel after brief interactions with patients or the care environment. In addition, frequent use of ABHR formulated with emollients is less damaging to the skin than frequent hand washing. This factor, along with ease of use and greater access, leads to greater overall compliance with use of ABHR than hand washing with soap and water. Hands should be washed for at least 20 seconds with soap and water when visibly soiled, before eating, and after using the restroom.
From the CDC website
CDC does not have a recommended alternative to hand rub products with greater than 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol as active ingredients. Benzalkonium chloride, along with both ethanol and isopropanol, is deemed eligible by FDAexternal icon for use in the formulation of healthcare personnel hand rubs2. However, available evidence indicates benzalkonium chloride has less reliable activity against coronavirus than either of the alcohols3.
Only for recreational intoxication. Concentrations of alcohol required for disinfecting are higher than what is typically found in your neighborhood liquor store. Additionally the use of aloe vera is highly recommended to prevent drying and cracking of the skin.
Use an amount the size of a quarter to cover all surfaces of your hands: the top, bottom, fingers, around fingertips and fingernails, and rub up your wrist about two inches. It’s recommended to be liberal in application to vigilantly fight infection.
Approximately 20 secs or until hands are dry.
Yes. Rub your hands together until the hand sanitizer feels dry on your skin. DO NOT wave your hands around to dry them because they will pick up microorganisms that are in the air.
Hand sanitizers are not as effective on hands that are greasy or heavily soiled. It is best to use soap and water after handling food, playing sports, gardening, camping, fishing or working on vehicles.
It’s recommended people with eczema to wash hands with soap and water, then apply a moisturizer. Alcohol can be very irritating for eczema. If you have to use hand sanitizer, apply moisturizer after your hands are dry. Avoid hand sanitizers with essential oils as they can severely irritate skin.
The FDA, CDC, nor WHO have never recommended or proven that they are effective. The FDA and CDC stand strong on alcohol based rubbed on solutions.
Generally speaking WHO, FDA, and CDC recommend at least 60% isopropyl and 80% ethanol for disinfection.