Allergic To Hand Sanitizer?

Some people are sensitive to regular and common hand sanitzers.  These people experience symptoms which can include dry skin, red blotches, or an extreme cooling or burning sensation when applied to the skin. Not everyone… but some people have very sensitive skin. 

If your precious hands are unable to tolerate alcohol, then you should give us a try. We are an alternative. 

safeHands® Sanitizers are for people with sensitive skin that cannot tolerate alcohol.

Our safeHands® brands do not contain alcohol.  If you are allergic to your current hand sanitizer there is no need to worry anymore.

Non-Toxic, non-flammable, non-stinging and it also leaves your skin soft.

It all starts with SafeHands!!

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A Healthier and Better Option

Hand sanitizers can be found in almost every purse or backpack nowadays. It has become an essential item for almost anyone. The use of hand sanitizers skyrockets with cold and flu outbreak every year, as well as, other germ-related diseases.

A lot of these hand sanitizers contain alcohol in different concentrations. For this reason, people had the notion that using hand sanitizers is the best way to kill germs.

SafeHands familyHand sanitizers are perfect for people who are always on the go or who love the outdoors. It is utilized as the best way to kill germs when soap and water is not immediately available. (Source CDC)  It cleanses the hands and is conveniently stored in small bottles so they can be kept in purses, pockets or bags.

There are different kinds of alcohol used in hand sanitizers and since there is no standard component or percentage issued by the FDA to regulate these, there’s really no exact method to determine how effective these can be. A recent study found out that ethanol, a certain type of alcohol is used in many hand sanitizers and a lot of kids are using these hand sanitizers to get drunk. Kids are getting more creative nowadays and are using different methods to make hand sanitizers more potent by adding specific compounds. Given child’s access to the internet where almost every bit of information can be found, more and more kids are taking in ethanol–or their hand sanitizers–and using it for recreational purposes.

It is therefore recommended that parents monitor their child’s use of hand sanitizers. We know that it is the best way to kill germs but when kids get creative, then that’s when parents should come in. Hand sanitizers, unless it is free of alcohol  should be kept out of reach when not in use.


Paper Cut Friendly Hand Sanitizer

If you are on the go and want to keep your hands soft and germ free your best alternative is a hand sanitizer. If you have ever used an alcohol based hand sanitizer, you know that the scent is very strong.  Some people are unable to tolerate alcohol sanitizers. Of if you have ever put alcohol on a paper-cut, you will probably understand this.





Benzalkonium Chloride in Hand Sanitizer

Benzalkonium Chloride  is the active germ killing ingredient in Alcohol Free safeHands Hand Sanitizer Foam.  BAC has been around for over a hundred years.

Uses for Benzalkonium Chloride

  • Skin antiseptics,  to protect scrapes and cuts
  • Over-the-counter single-application treatments for herpes, cold-sores, and fever blisters.

    Benzalkonium chloride Structure

    Benzalkonium Chloride Structure

  • Preservative in pharmaceuticals and personal care products such as eye, ear and nasal drops, as a preservative
  • Pharmaceuticals such as throat lozenges & various leave-on skin antiseptics
  • Hygienic towelettes and wet wipes
  • Cleaners for floor and hard surfaces as a disinfectant
  • Soak solutions for surgical/dental instruments prior to high-level sterilization
  • Spray disinfectants for hard surface sanitisation

Alcohol hand sanitizers like safeHands that are based on benzalkonium chloride are more effective due to better residual activity and less irritant than alcohol gels. As an antiseptic, it has the advantage of not burning when put on a wound like a papercut, which is not the case with ethanol-based antiseptics or hydrogen peroxide.  (Source: Wikipedia )

Spread Truth! Not Germs

From: Dr. Jay
Inventor of Alcohol Free safeHands hand sanitizers.

As with everything important in life – like driving, relationships, or being a parent (not necessarily in that order!) – knowing how NOT to spread germs is an acquired skill, as opposed to something we’re born with.  And learning how to not spread germs is oh-so-important, as it’s one of the cornerstones to staying healthy… and we all know that when we are healthy, we have a much better chance at also being happy in life.   So first we would like to spread some truth on the subject of not spreading germs.  You’ll see in most major health magazines around this time of year write about the Center for Disease Control’s suggestions for preventing the spread of germs.  Some of these suggestions, like sneezing into a tissue or the crook of your arm (NOT your hand) – and then throwing the tissue away – are common sense to most of us who have had a mother.

Other suggestions include washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (mom would approve) and, if you don’t have access to a sink, to use hand sanitizer… Which brings us to a “Spread Truth. Not Germs” lesson!

You see, most of the time when there’s a suggestion to add the use of hand sanitizer to one’s being-healthy repertoire, the recommendation is to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.  However, the FDA is looking into possible health effects from the usage of popular hand antiseptics.  (Source:

In addition, the internet has shown countless examples of how teens have used the alcohol in hand sanitizers in their alcoholic beverages, children have been rushed to the emergency room after ingesting hand antiseptics containing alcohol and fires have been set using the sanitizer.

burn free hand sanitizer papercutsThe team at safeHands are dedicated to keeping you SAFE and protected from germs, are here to tell you that sanitizing doesn’t have to hurt!  You can sanitize without compromise!  At safeHands®, our Alcohol Free hand sanitizer kills more germs, is non-toxic.



So, welcome to our Alcohol Free Mission!!!
Let’s continue to “Spread Truth. Not Germs.”  Together.


Steps To Protect You and Others From Flu

Flu is a serious illness that can lead to hospitalization and even death. It’s highly contagious.

You can take the following actions  to protect yourself and others from influenza (the flu):

Actions to do Each Day to stop the spread of germs.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer

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  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.


Take flu antiviral drugs if your doc prescribes them.


  • If you get the flu, antiviral drugs can be used to treat your illness.
  • Antiviral drugs are different from antibiotics. They are prescription medicines (pills, liquid or an inhaled powder) and are not available over-the-counter.
  • Antiviral drugs can make illness milder and shorten the time you are sick. They may also prevent serious flu complications. For people with high risk factors, treatment with an antiviral drug can mean the difference between having a milder illness versus a very serious illness that could result in a hospital stay.
  • Studies show that flu antiviral drugs work best for treatment when they are started within 2 days of getting sick, but starting them later can still be helpful, especially if the sick person has a high-risk health condition or is very sick from the flu. Follow your doctor’s instructions for taking this drug.
  • Flu-like symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people also may have vomiting and diarrhea. People may be infected with the flu, and have respiratory symptoms without a fever.

Sources: CDC’s website to find out what to do if you get sick with the flu.

CDC Resources For Illness Prevention

We have gathered some resources from the CDC on preventing illness this season. Take advantage. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us as well too. We may even use your questions as an article.

Consumer Question: Is safeHands Gluten Free

safeHands is gluten free!

Show Us Your SafeHands!!

Have you used our product?  Do you have pictures of you or your little ones with alcohol free safeHands® sanitizer?

We want to know.

Contact us and send us some pictures. We will post them on our blog or our Facebook page.





Can You Say Benzalkonium Chloride?

We know it’s a tough word to pronounce.  It’s the active ingredient in safeHands® products. It doesn’t sting, it doesn’t burn and it’s not flammable. If you want to hear how it is pronounced check it out here. 

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