5 Mistakes to Avoid with Sanitizer
- Use too little
Apply enough to rub onto both sides of your hands, thumbs, between fingers and even under finger nails. Use a small brush or old toothbrush for nail cleaning.
- Don’t let it dry
Rub sanitizer on hands until it dries. Only then is it considered effective. If still wet, it can collect dirt and germs.
- Hand washing substitute
Hand sanitizer is only a substitute for hand washing if no water is available. Whenever possible, wash your hands with soap thoroughly for 20 seconds.
- Insufficient alcohol
Be sure hand sanitizer has at least 60% alcohol per the CDC and FDA. DIY hand sanitizers can be risky. Use a trusted brand to ensure it's safe and effective.
- Has “fragrance”
The term “fragrance” often involves chemicals. Stick to essential oil scents which are natural.
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Cindy is the founder of H. Honeycup. She encourages self-care, a giving community and prefers a relaxed culture which translates to her plant based body care products. As a family affected by addiction, H. Honeycup donates products to those in recovery with the hope that it helps heal body and mind naturally. Feel free to download free eGuide, "How to Choose the Wellness Beauty Brand For You!"
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Upcycling creates less trash by reusing and transforming the containers and other things you already have. Brilliant! The examples below save you money and if your items are biodegradable at least they don’t end up floating in the ocean.
- use old fabric and towels as drop cloths or rags
- reuse paper in packages you receive for future packages you ship
- get a refill on liquid products
- repurpose skincare and cosmetic containers
Upcycling bottles, jars, paper tubesFirst try to get refills of your products so the original container lives on. Afterward remove the label from glass using rubbing alcohol, sterilize and use for countless things. The possibilities are endless.
- DIY skincare ingredients
- organize craft materials
- store tea or spices
- portable water spray
- a vase
- DIY bath oil blends
- row of vases
- travel size toiletries
- store sand from fave beach
Paperboard tubes (sanitize first)
- plant seeds
- use it as a little gift box
- battery candle holder
Have fun upcycling! You’ll love the feeling of helping the planet.
Cindy is the founder of H. Honeycup. She encourages self-care, a giving community and prefers a relaxed culture which translates to her plant based body care products. As a family affected by addiction, H. Honeycup donates products to those in recovery with the hope that it helps heal body and mind naturally. See free eGuide, "How to Choose the Wellness Beauty Brand For You!"
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