How Free Hand Sanitizer and Bandaids go together without extreme pain is beyond me.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s something satisfying about putting hydrogen peroxide on your wounds, but Purell hand sanitizer is just outright mean. These guys have all sorts of goodies for free in their mega pack including some tea, great food products, some more soap, and hot cocoa to win back your traumatized kid. I can’t promise you can buy back all those years of neglect, but with a little luck maybe.
- When using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer:
Mayo Clinic adds:
- Apply enough of the product to the palm of your hand to wet your hands completely.
- Rub your hands together, covering all surfaces until they’re dry.
- If your hands are visibly dirty, however, wash with soap and water.
A hand sanitizer or hand antiseptic is a supplement or alternative to hand washing with soap and water. Various preparations are available, including gel, foam, and liquid solutions. The active ingredient in hand sanitizers may be isopropanol, ethanol, n-propanol, or povidone-iodine. Inactive ingredients in alcohol rubs typically include a thickening agent such as polyacrylic acid for alcohol gels, humectants such as glycerin for liquid rubs, propylene glycol, and essential oils of plants. Alcohol based hand sanitizers are more effective at killing microorganisms than soaps and do not dry out hands as much.
Common non-alcohol, rinse-free hand sanitizers use either small concentrations of the nitrogenous cationic surface-acting agent benzalkonium chloride, the chlorinated aromatic compound triclosan, or povidone-iodine. Some products claim to kill microorganisms naturally, although these claims are not substantiated in any FDA monograph. All hand sanitizer products require National Drug Code designation in United States and natural product number designation in Canada.