15 Ways to Prevent Colds and Flus During the Holidays


The winter holiday season, although fun-filled with endless great indoor and outdoor family activities is also a hotbed for the spread of common flus and colds. Here are 15 ways to help prevent you and your family from getting the flu or cold during the holidays.

  1. If you haven’t had a chance to get the flu shot for you or your kids, make sure that you get it soon, since it takes up to two weeks for your immunity to develop. Don’t worry if your child is afraid of needles, since this year there is now a nasal spray available to help prevent the flu.
  1. Avoid drinking alcohol, because it is said to disrupt important REM sleep and weaken your immune system if consumed in high quantities.
  1. Drink black or green tea with lemon and honey, since drinking tea and breathing in steam simulates the cilia (hair follicles) in your nose, which moves out germs more efficiently. And lemon thins mucus, while honey acts as a natural antibacterial.
  1. Make sure that you consume an adequate amount of protein rich foods, such as fish, eggs, and yogurt.
  1. Clean off work-out equipment at home or the gym with sanitizer wipes prior to using them.
  1. Sanitize your office space, and especially things which have been used by a large number of people, such as microwaves, fridges, computers, and reception desks, since rhinoviruses can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours.
  1. If you think you are getting the cold, take cold Eeze lozenges with zinc for a few days to relieve cold symptoms quicker, such as a sore throat.
  1. Do a nasal rinse using a bulb syringe and nasal saline irrigation product from the local pharmacy or make your own nasal rinse saline irrigation solution at home using the following simple steps:
  1. Mix 3 teaspoons iodide-free salt with 1 teaspoon baking soda.
  2. Next add 1 teaspoon of this mixture to a cup of distilled or boiled water.
  1. According to paramedic, Kristina Economou from Monterey California, she and her work partner create juice drinks before work, which include super healthy ingredients, such as kale, broccoli, apple, arugula, and lemon, so that she can get the recommended amount of 9 fruit and vegetable servings every day.
  1. Avoid using water fountains and stair railings.
  1. Massage therapist, Christine Nelson from Las Cruces, New Mexico, says she gets a massage once a month to improve circulation, which boosts immunity by nourishing cells with more blood and oxygen, while also relieving stress.
  1. According to David Katz, doctor and author of Disease-Proof: The Remarkable Truth About What Makes Us Well, making sure you get the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep is a great way to prevent yourself from getting colds or flus, since this is the amount of sleep our body requires to stimulate an immune response from our ‘natural killer cells’, which attack viruses.
  1. Making sure you wash you and your children’s hands thoroughly with soap on a consistent basis is essential to prevent the spread and pick-up of harmful cold and flu germs.
  1. Cleaning your smartphone on a regular basis with sanitary wipes is another excellent way to avoid germs being spread from other people who may come in contact with your phone or the un-sanitary surfaces it comes in contact at work or school.
  1. If you are planning on going away for the winter holidays and need a healthier and effective alternative to alcohol-based hand sanitizers, try safeHands alcohol-free hand sanitizers, which have been proven to kill 99.99% of germs. In addition, safeHands is available at many popular U.S. pharmacies and stores, such as Walgreen’s, Albertson’s, and Office Depot or you can also purchase safeHands hand sanitizers on our website at https://safehands.com/shop/.



Aviva Patz. Health.com. 20 Surprising Ways to Prevent Colds and Flu.


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.

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Thank You Letter From Teacher

If there is any profession that deals with germs and sickness on a daily basis (besides individuals who work in the medical field) it is teachers. We sent some of our Bubble Gum scented alcohol free hand sanitizer to the PTA for their Teacher Appreciation Week.

Dear safeHands ,

“I want to take this time to thank you for your generous donation of Alcohol Free Squirt hand sanitizer for our Teacher Appreciation Week.. Our theme this year was Super Hero Week. The teachers loved receiving a bottle of Bubblegum Squirts in their mailboxes. We were really surprised at the pleasant smell and non-stickiness of your product too!”

Thank you,
PTA Staff

Summer is Here: Hand Sanitizer and Traveling

Summer is upon us, the kids will be out of school, and it’s time for traveling. Also as you travel to different destinations, you’ll not only encounter the locals but their local germs. If you find yourself using an alcohol based hand sanitizer frequently, you should give alcohol free safeHands®  sanitizer a try.


Is safeHands® hand sanitizer safe to take on planes? Does the TSA allow safeHands® alcohol free hand sanitizer in your carry-on?

Yes. According to the TSA website, each traveler can carry up to a 3.4 ounce (100ml) bottle or less (by volume) (Source: http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/3-1-1-carry-ons )

However when it comes to traditional hand santizer, it may fall under the category of prohibited items according to the TSA Website.

Hazardous Material (HAZMAT): A substance or material that has been determined by the
Secretary of Transportation to be capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety, or
property when transported in commerce as designated by DOT regulations and 49 C.F.R. 171.8.
For liquids and gels, it includes household and personal hygiene items with a high alcohol
content (>40 proof or 20% alcohol), such as perfume, after shave, hand sanitizer, mouthwash,

(Source: http://www.tsa.gov/video/pdfs/mds/TSA_MD_200_52_FINAL_080410.pdf )

If the liquid is considered a hazardous material that is permitted onboard an aircraft, it is still subject to the 3-1-1 limitations. Many questions arise on whether an item is hazardous material and what requirements must be met to take it on an aircraft. The Pipeline Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) at 1-800-467-4922 or the aircraft operator on which you are flying can assist you with your questions concerning hazardous material.

(Source: http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/prohibited-items )

Travel with safeHands® is safe, effective and non-irritating. Kills 99.99%  Schools and nurses love us because we are non-toxic, non-flammable, and triclosan-free.

So if you want to be safe from germs,  and safe with the TSA enjoy your travels with  Alcohol Free safeHands® hand sanitizer.




Unscented Hand Sanitizers – They Don’t Even Smell Like Alcohol.

Not only are some people sensitive to foreign alcohol-based hand sanitizers but some people have issues with overbearing smells.  safeHands® keeps your hands soft and germ free with our unscented hand sanitizer.

Don’t get us wrong…. We do have sanitizers that are scented, but not overbearing.

-It all starts with safeHands®!





Non Flammable Hand Sanitizer For Schools

With all the news happening about fires in schools fueled by alcohol based hand sanitizers, it’s time that we keep our kids safe.

Our line of safeHands® products is non flammable and it contains no alcohol or ethanol.  Most foreign alcohol based sanitizer brands are 62% alcohol or more. (Please note this post is SPI Ohio CV 2012053107 compliant as we do not mention any brand names.)

If your school district or maintenance and custodial crews are interested in our line of sanitizing products and dispensers, then contact us today.