Love Absolute’s Essential Hand Spray
Made with 70 % naturally derived certified organic ethanol alcohol (made from beets) with aromatherapy oils Tea Tree, Blue Tansy and Lemongrass. It features witch hazel and is a very effective fast drying hand cleanser with a fresh herbal scent - that can be kept handy for travelling and when you are unable to wash hands. Tea tree is amazing for everyday purposes, as an antiseptic and antiviral with well known and proven properties. It's often used topically to treat skin abrasions, acne, bug bites, and fungal problems.
Lemongrass is another essential oil with well known antibacterial properties, plus it combines well with tea tree to calm and support skin and has actives nerol and geraniol that help support tea tree as an antiseptic.
Blue Tansy is soothing and calming with chamazulene, which is a soothing antioxidant active that provides a beautiful herbal scent, and colour.
Love Absolute uses Ethanol Alcohol distilled in the U.K. and certified organic by the soil association. This is a cosmetic grade tdsa, and is one of the more popular sanitisers, because it is effective, and food grade.
Since it’s so effective at killing bacteria and microbes, many people are curious why 190 proof (or 95%) ethanol shouldn’t be used over 70% ethanol.
70% Solution is Preferred
Ethanol is diluted to a 70% solution, to be more effective at killing microbes, bacteria, and other microorganisms.
Ethanol has a quick drying time and does not leave a residual solvent. It is the safest method of sanitizing in any food or pharma setting as well as for hands.
Use with children should be supervised and like all of the above, it is flammable and should not be sprayed on or near heat or naked flames.
What Microbes Can 70% Ethanol Kill?
The water that has been mixed into the ethanol slows the drying time, creating a longer contact time. Ethanol needs to have a contact time of at least 10 seconds to kill Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes.
After a 10 second drying time, ethanol kills:
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- Serratia marcescens
- Salmonella typhosa
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Streptococcus pyogenes
Perfect for flu season and for protecting hands from viruses while travelling when you are out and about and unable to wash them. However, washing hands with soap and water and sneezing into a tissue and disposing into a bin is still the best way to protect yourself.