With all the fears going on out there, we thought it was important to share some general information about natural hand cleaner and what to consider when making them for yourself.
First of all, know that hand cleaner is not a replacement for Washing Hands
As hand cleaner does not kill all bacteria, soap and water are still the best way to get bacteria off your hands completely. You should wash thoroughly, in between all fingers, back of hands, and under fingernails, for at least 20 seconds, but more is good too.
IMPORTANT: Do not just use Marseilles Remedy, it will NOT be enough .
While Marseilles Remedy is naturally antibacterial it does need to be mixed with at least 60% alcohol to be effective as a hand cleaner. This means that the percentage of alcohol in the mixture needs to be at least 60%, so if you are mixing it with water or any other carrier ( like aloe gel), you should use a stronger percentage of rubbing alcohol.
Our recipe is:
- 8 ounce bottle
- 4.8 ounces of 99% rubbing alcohol
- 3 ounces water
- 5 ml Marseilles Remedy Thieves-Style Oil
Shake and spray locally on counters, doorknobs, lightswitches and your hands.
You can also find more information about DIY hand cleaner in a recent article of Popular Mechanics.
Thieves Style oil blends sold out in your area? You can make your own
We are aware that in many areas Marseilles Remedy Thieves-Style oil has been sold out, so we have also blogged about how you can make your own thieves style oil blend if you can’t find any in your area.
We are also working 24 hours a day right now trying to fulfill any orders that come in, and to support our clients as much as possible.
Feeling sick? Cough, sore throat and fever?
Check 811 health line for more information and make sure to avoid direct contact with others. Just like the general flue, you do not want to spread it to your neighbors and loved ones!