What’s one thing that pretty much all Americans carry around? A little bottle of hand sanitizer! But what if I told you that hand sanitizers are loaded with toxic chemicals? Moreover, they DO NOT protect you against germs because in order for them to slightly work, they need to be reapplied constantly. One of the most toxic ingredients used in making hand sanitizers is triclosan.
You can find triclosan in products like sanitizers, soaps, dish washing detergents, shaving gels, toothpastes. Triclosan has been found to cause serious health problems, including hormone disruptions and cancer. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that triclosan is present in the urine of at least 75 percent of Americans. This is a disturbing fact; it means that we are constantly exposing ourselves to these toxic chemicals.
According to CDC, “The most common type of adverse health effects for both alcohol- and non-alcohol-based hand sanitizers were ocular irritation, vomiting, conjunctivitis, oral irritation, cough, and abdominal pain. Rare effects included coma, seizure, hypoglycemia, metabolic.” Find the report here
Stop Using Hand Sanitizers because..
- According to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Missouri and published in the journal PLOS ONE, Hand sanitizer causes the skin to absorb 100 times more of the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA).
- According to the FDA, “Animal studies have shown that triclosan alters hormone regulation.”
- Triclosan is a known endocrine disruptor and a suspected carcinogen.
Cinnamon essential oil is one of the most effective oils to kill any bacteria. It is highly anti-microbial and anti-bacterial. According to research, just 10 drops of cinnamon essential oil in a liter of water were able to kill all six strains of non-O157 STEC within 24 hours. (find the study here)
The Most Effective Homemade Hand Sanitizer
- 1/4 cup Aloe Vera Gel
- 10 Drops of Tea Tree Oil
- 10 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
- 8 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil
1. Mix all ingredients together.
2. Pour into a spray bottle or a pump type bottle.
3. Shake before applying
Learn more about essential oils here
DETOX TOXINS FROM YOUR BODY
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If you want your liver to function properly (eliminate toxins and cleanse all the impurities) you should consume reishi mushrooms daily. In, a study in Food and Chemical Toxicology showed that using reishi mushroom reversed chemical-driven liver damage in mice. Reishi mushroom is known for its anti cancer properties. It eliminates free radicals and promotes liver cell regeneration. Just take 1/2 tablespoon a day!
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Thanks great information.
Hi Mariam! My pleasure!
Very interesting stuff! I hope you don’t mind, but I shared this to my Facebook business page, where I help people rid their lives of toxic chemicals by using essential oils.
Hi Deb! Thank you for sharing!
Love your articles…passing it on to my family and friends…the hand sanitizer I stopped using 5 years ago..it made me cough and could not breathe…I did not like the ingredients inside it that sounded toxic to me then…this was advertised about 5 -10 years ago to tell people to stop using it…I noticed my family used it often with the kids…I have told them many times to stop…still use it…again I will warn them…that is all I can do…aside from telling them to cut down on their meds..they have a meds cupboard…and think it is a big joke to ‘go to the meds for every little thing wrong with them…when my sons lived with me I did not have such accessible ‘meds’..but with the women in their lives..they seem to think it is ok…anyway..thanks for reminding us again…thanks Crystal
Hi Crystal! Thank you thank you thank you! I appreciate you!