Sanitizers have suddenly become an item we never leave the house without. We have hand sanitizers in our bags, cars, and office drawers. When you enter a store, we now see a hand sanitizing station.
But as common as hand sanitizers have become, they aren’t all created equal. Many of these sanitizers are formulated with harsh ingredients, harmful chemicals, and questionable ingredients. Which is exactly what we don’t want from something we use to protect our families!
Your First Step — Choose a Safe Sanitizer
As with every single product on our shelves, our Fabric and Hand Sanitizing Spray includes only safe, eco-friendly ingredients that we’re happy to have in our own homes. No fillers, no dangerous chemicals, no shortcuts. After all, this product will go directly onto your families’ skin!
For our disinfectant champion, we chose Isopropyl Alcohol at a 70% solution. This is an incredibly safe ingredient (for kids too!) that kills 99.9% of germs in 20 seconds — including the Coronavirus.* Isopropyl alcohol is the most common disinfectant used in hospital and medical device manufacturing because it’s highly effective and doesn’t come with a long list of health hazards, the way many other sanitizers and disinfectant ingredients do.
The other thing that makes our Fabric and Hand Sanitizer’s safety profile stand out is that we create our fragrances using natural plant essences and oils. So, when you inhale the fragrant aroma of our sanitizer, you don’t need to worry about what’s inside. You’ll enjoy a little naturally anxiety-easing aromatherapy instead!
All the Extra Uses of our Fabric and Hand Sanitizing Spray
You can use this sanitizer far more places than you might initially think. Obviously, your hands for starters, but our unique formulation means that you can also be safely used on fabrics, plastics, wood, metal, and many other surfaces! Remember, this sanitizer can kill 99.9% of germs in 20 seconds.
A group of researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease found that SARS-CoV-2 remains active for up to 3 days on plastic. Other emerging studies suggest that SARS-CoV-2 and similar viruses can remain infections (and transferable) on plastic, leather, and synthetic materials for at least several hours, if not several days.
This means that all those germs we pick up on our shoes when we go out can easily come in! Before entering your house, thoroughly mist the outside of your shoes (tops and bottoms!) to kill any germs hiding on the soles, straps, or laces. Because our sanitizer is fabric-safe, you can use it on most shoe materials, including leather.
Pro Tip: DO NOT wear your shoes into the house, especially if you have young kids. Wearing shoes in the house tracks those viruses and germs all over your floor, which is where little kids and their toys spend most of their time.
Unlike many sanitizers, ours is totally fabric-safe! You can use this fabric sanitizer to safely disinfect clothing items that you can’t easily wash. Or, if you’re on the move and need to make sure you and your kids’ clothes’ are virus-free, you can spritz jackets, coats, jeans, t-shirts, and more! Viruses picked up on clothes can easily be transferred to our hands.
Pro Tip: Did you know? The standard laundering process is highly effective against viruses! In a 2019 review article, researchers found evidence to suggest that the laundering process is especially useful against enveloped viruses, including SARS-CoV-2. So, just toss those dirty clothes in the washer with a scoop of laundry powder and wash any worries away!
Another benefit of having a fabric and surface safe sanitizer is the ability to quickly sanitize all potentially contaminated surfaces in your car! Spray down car seats, your steering wheel, control panel buttons, door handles, your keys, and more! This way, you’ll find it’s easy to keep the car a safe space for you and your family.
Frequently touched surfaces
In your own home, it’s easier to make sure you’re regularly cleaning all frequently touched surfaces. On those days where you can’t keep up, use this spray to quickly disinfect all those high-germ-count areas.
But what about the areas where you can’t so easily control what comes in or out? This sanitizer is perfect for use at work or in the office. You can quickly and easily sanitize those frequently touched items that aren’t so easily cleaned — desktops, countertops, doorknobs, cupboard and drawer handles, computer keywords, trackpads, mice, phones, headsets, and more.
Set your mask down on a not-so-clean-surface when you weren’t wearing it? Around someone who was coughing or sneezing? Or did you touch your mask when your hands weren’t cleaned?
No need to panic. Yet again, our uniquely formulated sanitizer is totally safe for use on fabrics. Simply spray your mask lightly and allow to dry before replacing it on your face. Then, relax and enjoy some light, lovely aromatherapy from our natural plant essences!
Public Transport Surfaces
Going somewhere? Spray down your seat, tray table, seat belt, and armrests with this natural sanitizer! By keeping the areas near you germ-free, you can lower your risks of accidentally coming into contact with a virus. Use this sanitizer on airplanes, buses, trains, public seating areas, and anywhere else you think you may be more exposed than usual.
Staying Safe and Healthy
More than ever before, staying healthy as well as happy is on everyone’s radar. Thankfully, with the right planet-friendly and family-safe tools on board (hand soap, natural cleaners, laundry detergent, and sanitizers) you can make sure you’re keeping everyone in the family healthy.
In the meantime, we’ll make sure we keep creating natural cleaning and laundry products that are safe, effective, and here for you to rely on.
*The Fabric and Hand Sanitizing Spray reduced 99.9% of the following microorganisms after only 20 seconds. P. aeruginosa, E. coli, S. aureus, E. cloacae, K. pneumoniae, B. cepacia, and S. enterica. As tested and verified by an independent contract lab, May 2020.