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Some Notes on Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer. At this point, either we have it, or we don’t, right? Those who have it can consider themselves among the blessed few. Whether we are trying to make it at home or purchase it, we have to be aware of a few key factors.
   
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says to look for Isopropyl Alcohol between 60 and 89 percent, with 70 percent as the sweet spot. Why not 90 or 100 percent alcohol? Anything 90 percent or higher is designed to clean things that can’t get wet, like computer components and electronics. It evaporates too quickly to kill any virus or bacteria. In addition, anything 79 percent or above can really do damage to our skin, making it crack and peel and leaving it more vulnerable to the elements.
   
We want to make sure that there is moisturizer in the hand sanitizer, like aloe vera or glycerol. Scent can also be important so the smell reminds us not to touch our face.

Kalyn Wolf, owner of Cloud Nine Flotation, has been making natural products for over 25 years. She has developed a hand sanitizer, made here in Tucson, that is the perfect combination of ingredients and smells like fresh citrus/vanilla. It is available for purchase at FloatTucson.com/Store. $1 from every bottle is donated to a local small business or nonprofit. Shipping is available to all 50 states. Connect at 520-668-4017 or [email protected] See ad, page 14.
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