I have never liked mainstream hand sanitizer (for lack of a better term) because I believe it’s best to wash with plain soap and water and I avoid antibacterial soaps – plus they are so harsh and not good for the environment. It’s also been publicized that mainstream hand sanitizer is dangerous for kids as it has resulted in alcohol poisoning. (The active ingredient in Purell hand sanitizer is ethyl alcohol (62%) and the inactive ingredients are ones I avoid in all other products in my house, such as propylene glycol.) So this puts me, as a mom, in a tough spot. What do you do when you are out and about and soap and water aren’t available or easily accessible? And your child needs clean hands (because we know how often they go in his mouth)?

So you can imagine my pure joy (yes, I really was ecstatic) when I found this natural hand sanitizer from CleanWell. It said it was safe for kids and all natural, so I picked it up and looked at the ingredients; and I was blown away (in a good way)! The active ingredient is thyme oil and the inactive ingredients all pass my tough criteria.

You can read their website yourself for all the information, but this hand sanitizer is amazing! It kills 99.99% of harmful germs on contact, including MRSA (resistant staph), E. Coli, and Salmonella. It is alcohol free, non-toxic, and safe for kids. It’s also 100% biodegradable and is made from renewable resources. The company also sells wipes and hand soap.

This is a fabulous solution to the hand sanitizer dilemma; it’s a safe, non-toxic product that will kill germs and keep your family safe in the process. We’ve been using this hand sanitizer for a few months now and are completely happy with it. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a safer alternative to mainstream hand sanitizer. You can find CleanWell all natural hand sanitizer in Whole Foods, Target, and even online at Amazon.com.

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