COVID-19 is still spreading across the country, and it's more important than ever to maintain a clean environment and keep our hands free of germs as much as possible. In addition, flu season is rolling around, and none of us are looking forward to being at risk for both illnesses.
The best way to prevent the spread of germs like COVID-19 and the seasonal flu is by simply washing our hands, but of course, that’s not always an option. Thankfully, that’s exactly what hand sanitizer is for.
Unfortunately, while plenty of sanitizers are effective enough to kill germs, they can also dry out and even chap our hands, leaving them feeling uncomfortable, especially now that we have to use hand sanitizer multiple times per day if we’re out and about.
But what about naturally nourishing spray sanitizer? These easy to apply sanitizing solutions can help keep your hands germ-free without overly drying or wasting too much with a single application.
How Do Sanitizers Work?
To understand why the best natural sanitizing sprays outdo sanitizers with artificial junk ingredients, it’s important to grasp how those sprays actually sanitize in the first place.
In a nutshell, natural sanitizers work the same way as sanitizers with additional artificial ingredients in them. Both types of products primarily use a form of alcohol to denature or destroy bacteria and viruses. The two types of alcohol most commonly used are isopropyl alcohol and ethyl alcohol.
There are a few differences between the two types of alcohol – for instance, isopropyl alcohol is what most normally recognize as rubbing alcohol, while ethyl alcohol is actually the same alcohol used to make adult beverages. Regardless of the type of alcohol, it’s present in such a concentration (at least 60% to be specific) in sanitizer that it can virtually remove germs, bacteria, viruses, and even mold spores from hands by destroying and breaking down cell walls.
What’s the Difference Between Natural Sanitizers and Artificial Ones?
It’s worth it to opt for natural sanitizers when you can because of how different the non-sanitizing ingredients are compared to synthetic sanitizers.
Synthetically derived sanitizers often have harsh ingredients you simply don’t need; artificial fragrance is an especially common ingredient that can dry out and irritate skin.
Additionally, it’s not just about what natural sanitizers don’t have, it’s about what they do have -- we’re talking about the plant-based nutrients that can nourish skin even as alcohol sanitizes it and effectively ends up working to dry it out.
Plus, natural disinfectants can be just as effective as synthetic ones. Remember, the key ingredient is alcohol, not other synthetics stuffed into a lot of disinfectant sprays. Natural disinfectants often include as few ingredients as possible to maximize the efficacy of the alcohol and to avoid irritating the skin.
Top Natural Disinfectant Sprays
At Green Goo, we focus on natural ingredients and produce soothing solutions that don’t irritate or dry the skin, with sanitizers in both spray form and gel form.
Green Goo’s Sanitizer Liquid Spray
Our liquid sanitizing spray is the cousin of our standard gel hand sanitizer, a tiny 4.5 oz bottle that’s quick and easy to use whenever you need that sanitizing action. The Green Goo Sanitizer Liquid Spray takes our classic hand sanitizer formula, composed of 62% ethyl alcohol, carbomer, water, and aminomethyl propanol, and adds both aloe vera gel and glycerin for that extra nourishing and hydrating that your hands will be grateful to have.
The result? The same effective hand sanitizer solution you’re used to, but in a liquid form.
You can safely apply this on your hands and use it to kill over 99% of germs – remember, our sanitizer formula is both FDA and WHO-compliant.
That’s because it has over 62% ethyl alcohol: this is above the 60% concentration recommended by the CDC for fighting viruses like the coronavirus and other germy threats.
Green Goo’s 2 Oz Hand Sanitizer Pump
We also have our normal hand sanitizer formula in a 2-ounce pump bottle.
The difference? This bottle has a pump, allowing you to dispense a gel formula, for those who prefer that consistency. This bottle also has 63.5% ethyl alcohol compared to the 62% of the above spray.
Which is better?
Both natural sanitizers can help you sanitize your hands to kill 99% of germs quickly and effcetively. The spray is a little larger and gives you liquid hand sanitizer if you’re not a fan of the gel feel, with the smaller 2-ounce bottle being a great travel companion in your purse or backpack.
As a bonus, it’s more difficult to use too much of our natural hand sanitizer in a single application of the 2-ounce bottle. This is because it doesn’t require you to squeeze the bottle for distribution with each pump dispenses a small yet sufficient amount of sanitizer. It has the benefits of a spray bottle with the thickness and consistency of our regular sanitizer.
Regardless, both natural disinfectant sprays can kill up to 99% of germs and help your hands stay clean, no matter how busy your schedule that day, especially coming in convenient sizes to quickly apply hand sanitizer on the go.
Best of all, portions of all sanitizer sales go to benefit one local and one national/international charity organization throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the end, our natural sanitizer sprays are created with the same attention to detail and focus on natural ingredients as everything else we make. To that end, you won’t find any overly harsh or synthetic ingredients in either of the above two solutions, nor in anything else with that Green Goo logo on it.
The result? You’ll be able to keep your hands clean without having to dry out your skin or worry about skin irritation, especially if you have easily inflamed skin. Give our natural sanitizers a try and you’ll see what we mean.
Be sure to check out our other sanitizer offerings as well, particularly if you need a bulk supply. We don’t impose buying limits and we have plenty on hand for everybody. Let us know how we can help or if you have any questions!