Ditch Your Hand Sanitizer

Or How To Make Your Own Non Toxic Antibacterial Soap

Why You Don’t Want To Use A Commercial Hand Sanitizer

Antibacterial soaps contain chemical ingredients that are claimed to assist in killing bacteria. The majority of antibacterial soaps contain the chemical Triclosan.

Triclosan is a chlorinated aromatic compound that is used to reduce bacterial contamination. It is commonly added to antibacterial soaps and body washes, toothpastes and certain cosmetics. It also has many industrial uses.

Triclosan was first registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1969 as a pesticide!!

Triclosan:

  • has been linked to heart disease and heart failure
  • has also been linked to disruption of hormone function
  • has also been linked to cancer, developmental defects, and liver and inhalation toxicity
  • contaminates streams and is toxic to wildlife
  • is no more effective than good old soap and water in fighting bacteria

Triclosan tends to become concentrated in the fatty tissues of humans and animals. This chemical has been detected in human breast milk, and the blood and is linked to use of body care products containing Triclosan.

Triclosan has been detected in the urine of 75% of the U.S. population.

How To Make Your Own Non Toxic Antibacterial Hand Cleaner

Always take care when handling essential oils. Keep in mind these are very concentrated, powerful plant extracts. You may want to pre-test by using a small amount of an essential oil on your skin and wait overnight to check for any reactions before slathering on your hand sanitizer.

Making Your Own Natural Hand Sanitizer

Ingredients:

5 drops Clove essential oil
5 drops Cinnamon essential oil
15 drops Lavender essential oil
10 drops Rosemary essential oil
10 drops Tea Tree (also known as Melaleuca) essential oil
1/4 cup aloe vera gel

You can adjust the quantities of oils used to suit your own taste or even add oils of your preference. I would keep the powerfully antiseptic oils clove and cinnamon to a minimum as these are fairly “hot”.

Beware that you must use real essential oils and not the chemically altered ones.

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Instructions:

1. Mix all ingredients together.
2. Pour into a pump bottle.
3. Shake and use as needed to naturally remove germs from hands.

Precaution:

Always check with your health care provider before using essential oils, especially on children or if you have a medical condition.

 

 

Sources:

  • https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/08/29/Triclosan-in-personal-care-products.aspx
  • https://www.ewg.org/research/pesticide-soap-toothpaste-and-breast-milk-it-kid-safe/Triclosan-toxicity
  • https://academic.oup.com/toxsci/article/117/1/45/1682020
  • https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/Triclosan-a-chemical-used-in-antibacterial-soaps-is-found-to-impair-muscle-function-22127536/
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17683018

Aromatherapy – Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender oil is my favourite of all the essential oils. The smell of the real oil can lift you out of depression* and take you to a place of peace. A true oil free of chemicals is very calming, uplifts the spirit and is second to none when applied directly on a wound. A minor cut will heal quickly and with no infection or scarring. Lavender oil will also reduce the pain of the injury.

Lavender has the following properties:

  • speeds wound healing
  • anti-septic (kills microbes)
  • anti-fungal (kills fungus)
  • analgesic (relieves pain)
  • anti-depressant
  • anti-convulsant (reduces or prevents convulsions)
  • vasodilating (widens blood vessels, promotes blood circulation and decreases blood pressure)
  • relaxant
  • anti-inflammatory (reduces inflammation)
  • reduces blood cholesterol
  • combats excess sebum on skin

Lavender oil has been used for:*

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Mental fatigue
  • Panic attacks
  • Stress
  • Oily skin
  • Bruises
  • Stretch marks
  • Earache
  • Chickenpox
  • Hypertension
  • Vertigo
  • Whooping cough
  • Flatulence

*If you have a medical condition please seek the advice of a qualified health care practitioner.

Lavender Flowers

There is a significant problem in obtaining quality oils. Let me give an example.

Today much of the lavender oil sold in North America is obtained not from lavender, but from lavendin, grown and distilled in China, Russia, France and Tasmania. Lavendin produces 10 times as much oil as lavender so it is much cheaper but it  is also substantially different.

There are several problems for the lavendin growers.

  1. Lavendin oil contains a caustic compound called camphor. You can use lavender oil to heal even a third degree burn whereas lavendin oil will intensify the burn. So the lavendin growers heat their oil up to 17,000º C to “flash off” the camphor. In the process the oil is fractured and becomes therapeutically useless.
  2. Lavendin oil doesn’t smell quite the same as lavender oil, so the growers add up to 6% synthetic lenolol acetate and then market their product as pure lavender oil. It is a total scam.

This type of thing is happening with many oils all over the world. The result is you cannot trust the label on the bottle of oil you want to buy. You really have to know who you are buying from and how the plants were grown and processed. It is the reason why I use Young Living Essential Oils.

The demand for essential oils world wide has outstripped the supply and the pressure to use chemicals and high temperature / high pressure production methods is enormous. Small companies still have to compete with big time buyers on the world market and price rules. Big time.

 

Young Living Essential Oils – my all time favourite.

 

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May there be peace for all humanity.

May there be perfect peace on earth.