Natural Antibacterial Spray For Hand Hygiene
Find out more about why our Community Members love our hand sanitizer so much
ANTIBACTERIAL SPRAY TO KEEP YOUR HANDS CLEAN, ON THE GO
In the last year, antibacterial spray hand sanitizers have spent more time in the spotlight than ever before in their history. Many companies pivoted to offer safe, effective options for antibacterial sprays, as they were reported by governing health bodies like the CDC and the Public Health Agency of Canada to help curb the spread of germs and bacterias when hand washing with soap and water wasn’t readily available. As a brand that prides itself on offering highly efficacious products with superior quality and our gold-seal standard of truly 100% natural, we set out to create an antibacterial spray hand sanitizer that we felt would not only help protect you from the spread of germs but would also provide conditioning and moisture balancing protection for the skin.
We launched Hand Sanitizer earlier this year with the intention to create a product that would help to keep hands clean and healthy with a fresh, citrusy sanitizing spray that’s 100% natural, effective and easy on the skin. We wanted our product to effectively destroy harmful bacteria and to provide antiseptic cleaning and to soothe and refresh the skin. We also wanted it to smell uplifting and pleasing to the nose, which is why we included tart and citrusy lime essential oil as part of our formula.
Our Hand Sanitizer works to help reduce bacteria that can potentially cause disease and to provide antiseptic cleansing to the hands when applied, and is safe for occasional personal and domestic use for children 2+ years of age and for adults. We chose an antibacterial spray formula because the liquid texture glides easily on the skin and absorbs well. We chose to package our Hand Sanitizer in an aluminium bottle because aluminum has a higher rate of recyclability and it contains more recycled content than in competing packaging materials like plastic or glass. In short, we wanted to think of everything before bringing the best possible product to market.
We also wanted to ensure our 100% natural ingredients and formula would meet the rigorous standards laid out by the governing health bodies in both Canada and the USA, which is why we are so thrilled to share that our antibacterial spray hand sanitizer is recognized as both a Natural Health Product (NHP) in Canada and an Over The Counter (OTC) in the USA. These designations mean that our products have met the high standards for efficacy and safety put in place by these regulating health agencies to ensure the utmost care is in place to provide top notch products to our Community that deliver the results they promise.
INGREDIENTS IN OUR NATURAL ANTIBACTERIAL SPRAY
The formula for our hand sanitizer is simple but effective. We carefully selected ingredients knowing they must meet certain criteria for efficacy as well as our internal standard of 100% natural to form a product we believe is perfect for keeping with you on the go and using at home to help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Let’s check in on the formula below:
Purified Water: acts as a base and helps to blend and emulsify ingredients together.
Glycerin: acts as a humectant, which allows the skin to retain moisture. Glycerin helps to relieve dryness and acts as an emollient, which means skin retains its softness.
Lime essential oil: has a bright, uplifting aroma that helps to refresh both the skin and the mind. Lime essential oil is known to be high in antioxidants and has been studied for its benefits as an anti-inflammatory and an antifungal plant compound.
Aloe Vera Juice Powder: acts as a skin conditioner that soothes the hands and helps to prevent dryness from repeated exposure to alcohol.
68% Ethyl Alcohol (Grain Alcohol): the key medicinal ingredient in the formula, ethyl alcohol is derived from grain. The manufacture of the bio-ethanol used in the formulation of our 100% Natural Hand Sanitizer begins with corn starch derived from non-GMO corn. The starch is then enzymatically converted to sugars, which is consumed by yeast to produce ethanol. Ethanol is then purified from any corn residues via distillation, resulting in a 95% (v/v) ethanol (the 5% balance being water). This natural process contrasts the more affordable manufacturing processes often used to create synthetic alcohol used in some hand sanitizers that may rely on thermo-chemical methods utilizing non-renewable or non-grain/sugar starting materials.
At Saje, we are mindful of the entire product life cycle, beginning notably with the raw material source itself. We strive to transparently share the whole product story; from our investment in sustainable, high quality, bio-based raw materials to the final product on the shelf and everything in-between. What differentiates our ingredients from synthetic alternatives is not just the chemical composition of the end product/ingredient. By choosing to use bio-based ingredients and by branding our products as natural with Saje’s 100% Natural Seal, we are letting our Community Members know that each ingredient meets or exceeds our internal natural standards. This allows us to create products that support not just personal and emotional wellness, but environmental wellness as well.
ANTIBACTERIAL SPRAY IN THREE CONVENIENT SIZES
To best support your needs on the go and at home, we’re offering our antibacterial spray hand sanitizer in three convenient sizes:
Hand Sanitizer 3.4 fl oz.: we recommend this size to take with you on the go, as you can tuck it into your handbag or backpack for clean hands whenever you need them!
Hand Sanitizer 6.8 fl oz.: we recommend this size for easy at home use or on the go in your vehicle, tucked into your stroller or larger bags like your gym bag.
Hand Sanitizer 33.8 fl oz.: we created this size as a convenient refill to top up your smaller bottles for at home and on the go. It’s cost effective and means you’ll never be without this hand hygiene superstar.
Here’s what some of our Community Members have had to say about our Hand Sanitizer:
“This is my favourite of all of the hand sanitizers that I've used. It isn't sticky like so many other sanitizers and even though it dries quickly, it doesn't dry out my hands. As well, I like the fragrance.” - Susan, Vancouver
“It smells awesome, clean and fresh and the small 100ml is very convenient to carry in your pocket or purse.” - Rose, Ontario
I love this sanitizer! It doesn't leave a tacky film and smells like lime! I don't love the price point but it's the best sanitizer I've used to date and will continue to purchase.” - MB, Ontario
HAND SOAPS FIRST, ANTIBACTERIAL SPRAY SECOND
Though hand sanitizer is an effective and convenient way to stop the spread of germs and keep your hands clean throughout the day, the primary recommendation from governing health bodies remains that soap and water should continue to be our first line of defence. Hands should be washed with soap and water for at least 20 seconds when visibly soiled, before eating, and after using the restroom, as washing with soap and water helps to remove many germs and chemicals from the skin.
We’ve heard from many of our Community Members that using our high quality, carefully formulated foaming hand soaps has helped to reduce the dryness and irritation they have experienced previously, in part because our soaps are formulated without two known irritants: artificial fragrances and alcohol. We use saponified coconut, sunflower and castor oils to foam, froth and soften the skin, blended alongside essential oils that offer cleansing and deodorizing properties. Check out our offerings below:
Liquid Sunshine foaming hand soap: our bright, cheerful and zesty formula, blended with lime, grapefruit and orange essential oils
Tingle Mint foaming hand soap: our refreshing, minty and uplifting formula, blended with peppermint, tea tree and rosemary essential oils
Clean Hands foaming hand soap: our herbal, camphorous and cleansing formula, blended with tea tree, niaouli and thyme essential oils
Lavender & Friends foaming hand soap: our floral, herbal and sweet formula, blended with lavender, geranium and clary sage essential oils
HAND MOISTURIZERS AFTER USING ANTIBACTERIAL SPRAYS
Another one of the important ways to keep your skin feeling soft and supple post hand washing or hand sanitizer use is to apply hand moisturizers regularly. Blended with enriching, nurturing and skin conditioning base ingredients like aloe vera leaf juice, apricot kernel oil and vitamin E, our lotions contain essential oils chosen to provide a pleasant natural fragrance and to help support the health and wellness of the skin. Here are a few of our favorites below:
Goddess body lotion our floral and citrus blend is balancing, harmonizing and sweet, blended with essential oils of rose, neroli and ylang ylang
Tingle Mint body lotion: our cooling and soothing blend is refreshing, uplifting and minty, blended with essential oils of peppermint, spearmint and rosemary
Clean Hands body lotion: our earthy and herbal blend is cleansing, deodorizing and freshening, blended with essential oils of patchouli, pine and tea tree
Lavender & Friends body lotion: our floral and herbal blend is sweet, gentle and balancing, blended with essential oils of lavender, geranium and clary sage
TIPS ON USING ANTIBACTERIAL SPRAY FROM GOVERNING HEALTH BODIES
Though using antibacterial spray hand sanitizers is easy, convenient and frankly, sometimes necessary, the best first option for cleansing and sanitizing the hands should always be washing your hands for at least 20-30 seconds with soap and water. When this option is not readily available, here are the recommendations from the CDC on how to select and use hand sanitizer appropriately:
- Choose hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% alcohol.
- Do not choose hand sanitizers that contain less than 60% alcohol.
- Do not choose hand sanitizers labeled as “alcohol-free.”
- Do not choose alcohol-based hand sanitizers packaged in a container that resembles a food or beverage container.
- Avoid alcohol-based hand sanitizers that are not approved for use by governing health bodies where you live.
- Follow the label instructions for use. Properly apply alcohol-based sanitizer by rubbing the product over all surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry.
- Store alcohol-based hand sanitizer out of reach and sight of young children and supervise their use.
If soap and water are not readily available, using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.