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How To Select Hand Sanitizer

With so many products on the market, it may be hard to know which hand sanitizer to choose. Follow these tips to choose the most effective one!

To help prevent the spread of germs, the CDC recommends washing your hands with soap and water as much as possible. This reduces the amount of chemicals and germs on your hands, making it less likely that you will get sick. However, soap and running water may not always be accessible. If this is the case, using a hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol will achieve the same result! In this article we will go over how to select a hand sanitizer that is effective. 

What To Do

Alcohol based hand sanitizers come in many different shapes and sizes, as well as different ingredients. How can you choose the perfect one? Before shopping, refer to the FDA’s Hand Sanitizer Do Not Use List to learn which alcohol-based sanitizers are not recommended. Once at the store, start by reading the product label! Your alcohol based sanitizer should have a minimum of 60% alcohol. This will normally be listed as ethanol, ethyl alcohol, isopropanol, or 2-propanol. After choosing your sanitizer, be sure to follow the label directions for use.

What To Avoid

What should you avoid? Do not choose a sanitizer that contains less than 60% alcohol or is listed as “alcohol-free,” as this sanitizer will not be effective at reducing the spread of germs. You should also avoid sanitizers that come in questionable packaging, such as cartons or anything that resembles a food and beverage container. Some of these products contain food flavoring to add scent. When using your sanitizer, remember to avoid contact with your eyes and keep the product out of reach of young children. You should also avoid cleaning surfaces with sanitizer as it is not designed to do that. And never store the sanitizer in your car!

How To Use

Using the sanitizer is simple! Simply rub the gel over your hands and fingers until the skin feels dry. If you wipe it off before it has been absorbed, it may not work against germs. 


After selecting your sanitizer, display it for ease of use in your commercial business! The Signitizer is perfect for any business looking to be at the forefront of Public Health & Safety! Contact us today at 416-640-4477 or info@thesignitizer.com.

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