What’s in Your Hand Sanitizer?

July 13, 2020

Image of open hand with other hand on hand sanitizer pump. Photo for blog on ingredients in hand sanitizer.

It’s helpful to know what is in your hand sanitizer, especially since you apply it so frequently and it soaks into your skin. Below are the ingredients in the H. Honeycup plant based spray.

  1. Alcohol Denatured
    This plant based ethyl alcohol (ethanol) is a powerful cleaning agent. Denatured means it’s treated so it’s not suitable for drinking. The CDC recommends a minimum of 60% alcohol for sanitizer when hand washing isn’t possible. This has 70%.
  1. Water
    Water is used to dilute the alcohol so it is safe to apply to skin.
  1. Propanediol
    Derived from corn sugar, this plant based ingredient helps hold moisture in the skin.
  1. Lemon tree oil
    This moisturizing essential oil has a refreshing citrus scent, contains antioxidants (to reduce effect of environment like smog and sun) and has been shown to have antibacterial properties.
  1. Tea tree leaf oil
    This moisturizing essential oil is distilled from leaves of a tea tree plant. It is believed to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It has a subtle earthy scent.
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