The Best Natural Hand Sanitizer For Your Hand Hygiene Routine
We’re so excited to introduce our brand new, 100% natural hand sanitizer.
The best natural hand sanitizer is finally here!
We’re going to go ahead and say you’ve never heard about hand sanitizer as often in your life as you have over the last year or so. And with good reason! During a particularly challenging period of time that has affected all corners of the planet, hand hygiene has risen in importance like never before. With very good information to back it up, keeping our hands clean by washing frequently with soap and water and using a reputable hand sanitizer otherwise, is the single most important thing we can do to protect ourselves from germs and becoming ill.
We’re so excited to finally be offering our 100% natural hand sanitizer in an effort to be a part of the solution when it comes to staying healthy and preventing the spread of germs and potential illness. At Saje we take your wellness seriously, and formulating a hand sanitizer that would not only meet the requirements of our governing bodies in both Canada and the USA but also the asks from our Community has been top of mind all year. We’re thrilled it’s finally here!
What does the best natural hand sanitizer contain?
We’re proud to announce that our 100% natural hand sanitizer has met the requirements to be issued a Natural Product Number (NPN) and to be recognized as a Natural Health Product (NHP) in Canada, as well as an Over the Counter (OTC) in the USA. We’ll be offering our hand sanitizer in two convenient sizes, both offered in a recyclable aluminum spray bottle. Here’s more information about it:
68% grain alcohol: this alcohol is a purified form of ethyl alcohol, and is derived from grain that has been fermented and distilled. Grain alcohol is considered to be both naturally effective and antiseptic for use in hand sanitizer.
Aloe vera leaf juice powder: aloe is highly effective at adding moisture to the skin and helping to deepen hydration, which can also be conditioning to the skin.
Lime essential oil: providing a fresh, clean aroma to the hand sanitizer, lime essential oil is reputed for its benefits in aromatherapy to both cleanse the skin and to uplift the mind. The lime essential oil that we use in our hand sanitizer is sourced from small batch farms in Peru, and is steam distilled from the rind of the fruit, meaning that there is no concern of phototoxicity, or light/sun sensitivity, from the citrus oil.
Our hand sanitizer is not only cleansing and deodorizing but freshening and uplifting as part of your hand hygiene routine. We recommend you spray generously onto hands, rub them together thoroughly for about 30 seconds and allow the sanitizer to dry before moving on to your next task.
Pairing the best natural hand sanitizer with natural hand soap
One of the other key considerations in using hand sanitizer is ensuring that it is being used as part of a complete hand hygiene routine, which first and foremost includes washing the hands frequently with soap and water. Both the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have placed importance on the measures taken to avoid the spread of germs and illness through thorough and consistent hand washing with soap and water as frequently as possible. Their tips include:
- Washing your hands before, during and after preparing food
- Washing your hands before and after eating food
- Washing your hands after using the restroom
- Washing your hands after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
- Washing your hands after any exposure to a person who is ill or is potentially ill
Our 100% natural foaming hands soaps are an excellent choice when looking to create a home hygiene routine for you and your loved ones in your space. All of the formulas we offer have been blended without any artificial fragrance which can cause dryness and irritation over time as well as without any parabens or synthetic preservatives. We use saponified coconut, sunflower and castor oils as the base of our hands soaps to help cleanse and refresh while also keeping skin hydrated. We then offer a range of scents based on your preference, made with 100% pure essential oils.
Liquid Sunshine foaming hand soap: formulated with bright and citrusy essential oils of lime, orange and grapefruit
Tingle Mint foaming hand soap: formulated with fresh and herbaceous essential oils of peppermint, tea tree and spearmint
Lavender & Friends foaming hand soap: formulated with soothing and balancing essentials oils of lavender and rosemary
Clean Hands foaming hand soap: formulated with camphorous and deodorizing essential oils of pine, tea tree and thyme
Pairing the best natural hand sanitizer with natural hand lotion
Another important part of taking care of our hand hygiene includes replenishing the skin with deep moisture and hydration. With more frequent hand washing and increased use of hand sanitizers coupled with colder temperatures in many areas of North America, dry and irritated skin on the hands is common for many people. Using a 100% natural hand moisturizer that is free of potential irritants like fragrance and parabens is an essential part of keeping your hands feeling their best.
Healing Hands lotion: this gentle yet effective moisturizer is formulated to be extra soothing and balancing to the delicate skin on our hands while remaining as low scent and deeply hydrating. Its base is formulated with antioxidant-rich grapeseed and aloe alongside nourishing apricot kernel and sesame oil, and gentle essential oils of geranium and lavender round out this gentle formula, perfect for daily hand hydration.
Clean Hands lotion: this lotion was specially formulated to be extra cleansing and deodorizing, and is complementary to the foaming hand soap of the same name. Blended with essential oils like niaouli, cajeput and thyme, prized in aromatherapy for their deodorizing and freshening properties, this formula also contains soothing base ingredients like sunflower seed and shea nut oils. Apply as needed after hand washing to keep skin feeling supple.
The best natural hand sanitizer tips for application
Though washing with soap and water still remains the #1 recommended way to prevent the spread of germs, there are situations in which hand sanitizer is the next best option for your hand hygiene routine. This information comes directly to us from the CDC in regards to hand sanitizer use: “Germs are everywhere! They can get onto hands and items we touch during daily activities and make us sick. Cleaning hands at key times with soap and water or hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to those around you.
There are important differences between washing hands with soap and water and using hand sanitizer. Soap and water work to remove all types of germs from hands, while sanitizer acts by killing certain germs on the skin. Although alcohol-based hand sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of germs in many situations, they should be used in the right situations.”
Some of the circumstances in which hand sanitizer is best recommended are:
- Before and after visiting a friend or loved one in a healthcare facility
- During and/or after using public transit
- During and/or after visiting a public place like a grocery store
- After using an outdoor public restroom like an outhouse near a camping or hiking trail if soap and water are not readily available for hand washing
- After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing if soap and water are not readily available for hand washing
- All other scenarios when soap and water are not readily available; ensuring that when possible, you wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water
It is not recommended to use hand sanitizer if your hands are visibly dirty or greasy—for example, after gardening, playing outdoors, fishing, or camping. If a handwashing station is available, wash your hands with soap and water instead.
To ensure hand sanitizer is as effective as possible, the CDC provides the following guidelines:
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Supervise young children when they use hand sanitizer to prevent swallowing alcohol, especially in schools and childcare facilities.
- Put enough sanitizer on your hands to cover all surfaces.
- Rub your hands together until they feel dry (this should take around 20 seconds).
- Do not rinse or wipe off the hand sanitizer before it’s dry; it may not work well against germs.
The best natural hand sanitizer is now available for you and your family
We’re so excited to be able to offer a safe and efficacious hand sanitizer product to our Community in the same way Saje has for almost 30 years - plant based, natural solutions that are highly effective and have the health and well-being of every person we have the pleasure of interacting with at the forefront of all that we do.