School is amping up to go back soon here. We are hearing about all of the precautions that are going to be taking place. Obvious ones are masks, hand washing, and hand sanitizing. Today I’m going to talk with you about 3 back to school hygiene tips for safe and non-toxic use.
I used to work as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) when I lived in Wisconsin. My hands used to bleed and crack in the winter from washing my hands so frequently. I know a big contributor was the dry winter air, but the products I was using were SO drying. I wish at the time I had known more about how to read my ingredients and what to avoid.
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BACK TO SCHOOL HYGIENE TIP #1: HAND SANITIZER
Oye, hand sanitizer! This has become quite a hot commodity these days. Am I right?
Well, let’s just say that hand sanitizer is very drying. The majority of them contain Isopropyl Alcohol, which is a very drying ingredient. Oddly enough, not all alcohols are drying.
Many also contain fragrance, which is no good. Fragrance can cause asthma, allergies, respiratory issues, and environmental pollutants. Also, unless you call the company directly to ask if their fragrance is synthetic or nonsynthetic, they can put whatever they want behind that ‘name’ and not disclose due to being a ‘trade secret.’
I can always tell instantly if it is synthetic; it affects my sinuses and makes me feel queasy.