Hand sanitizers are, in principle, a good idea. But the ingredients in most commercially available ones contain a toxic soup of chemicals, fragrances, dyes and preservatives. Why put harmful, immune lowering chemicals on your skin – the very same skin which so readily absorbs toxins into your blood stream?! After all, the purpose of hand sanitizer is to help boost your immune system, not burden it!
Essential Oils Are Medicines
With some many “natural” and “organic” varieties of hand sanitizers available now, why would I want to make my own? Because I have been unable to find one that meets both criteria: 1) has nothing in it that I don’t approve of, 2) is reasonably priced and 3) is unscented. I, for one, don’t want any fragrances on my hands, even if they are “natural”! People have become addicted to fragrances in their everyday lives. Most people do not realize HOW scented their households and lives have become until something snaps in their own health and they become chemically sensitive like I did 12 years ago.
Every fragrance can cause symptoms, seen and unseen. For example, Lavender essential oil, which is in SO MANY products these days, has been the subject of a homeopathic proving (like a drug trial or test). What does that mean? it means that people have noticed symptoms when using lavender and the homeopathic proving set out to find out EXACTLY what kinds of symptoms this substance could elicit!
Lavender, as with most essential oils, is a medicine. Reactions to any substance are dose dependent. The larger the dose, the more symptoms. And, as my final injection of homeopathic tennets goes – everyone has their individual sensitivities. Some people are more sensitive, some people are more robust! And then let’s not forget people’s peculiar sensitivities…all of these things – dose, sensitivities and peculiarities – will determine if and when someone reacts (get symptoms) from a peculiar substance. Read more