Is your Hand Sanitizer Toxic?

July 11, 2020

Is your Hand Sanitizer Toxic?

FDA warns consumers about potentially dangerous hand sanitizers.

Last week, the FDA released a statement warning consumers of hand sanitizers in the marketplace that may be toxic to humans. These banned products contain methanol -- an ingredient that can cause methanol poisoning -- when absorbed through the skin or ingested.  

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been unprecedented demand for hand sanitizers and other cleaning products. To allow for companies to address this public health need amidst wide-spread product shortages, the FDA loosened its restrictions on companies producing hand sanitizer, including not enforcing finished goods testing protocols normally in place. Unfortunately, this action allowed some unscrupulous or uninformed companies to release products with impurities or worse.  

At SoulSpring, we cut no corners when it comes to the safety of our consumers and employees. We test our formulas under the most stringent parameters available, going  above and beyond current industry requirements by using a third party lab to conduct finished good testing on all products to mitigate risk, ensure safety, and create effective products. 

We understand how important the availability of hand sanitizers is at this time, in fact, the Centers for Disease Control has determined that using alcohol-based hand rubs with greater than 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol is preferred in many cases over handwashing with soap and water due to evidence of better compliance. And because we are SoulSpring, our hand sanitizers include ingredients that smell and feel amazing, too, such as all-natural botanicals and emollient-rich hemp-derived CBD. Please read below for more information, and visit us at MySoulSpring.com to stock up on hand sanitizers and our other CBD self-care products.

TESTS PERFORMED AND CONFIRMED RESULTS:

Our 100% natural, food-grade, non-toxic formula is confirmed to contain 70% Ethanol Alcohol derived from organic sugar cane.

Microorganism Testing Results: Yeast, Mold, E coli, or Salmonella (to name a few) are not detected in our formula. 

Antimicrobial Efficacy Test Results: Our formula is highly effective in eliminating microbial inocula that may be present on surfaces. 99.999% of the inoculated microorganisms were killed within 30 seconds of coming in contact with the product. 

Pesticide Screen Testing Results: Over 65 of the most dangerous pesticides in the USA are not detected in our formula.

Heavy Metal Testing Results: Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury are not detected in our formula. 

To prevent the spread of pathogens and infections, our hand sanitizer is proven to be 99.9% effective against most common germs. In addition, it’s enriched with Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Aloe Vera, Rosemary, Mint, Witch Hazel, and hemp-derived CBD to help moisturize while sanitizing. All of our products are made with 100% natural, food-grade, vegan, non-toxic ingredients. 

Don’t put your hands at risk with impure and untested products! Provide them with the protection they deserve. Our Hemp CBD Hand Sanitizer comes in a convenient 2 fl. oz. travel size - only $6.99 online.

Sources: 

https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-advises-consumers-not-use-hand-sanitizer-products-manufactured-eskbiochem

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/hand-hygiene.html

https://www.abc27.com/news/us-world/national/fda-loosens-restrictions-on-companies-making-hand-sanitizer/

https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-provides-guidance-production-alcohol-based-hand-sanitizer-help-boost

https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-takes-action-protect-public-health-increase-supply-alcohol-based