We’ve reviewed a lot of hand sanitizers over the years but never during a pandemic when the stakes are so high. If you weren’t a user of hand sanitizer before Covid-19, this product has become part of your regular life.
Many stores here in California have employees stationed at the entrance checking for masks and requiring you to use the hand sanitizer they offer, thus I’ve tried many kinds over the last 11 months. Many leave behind residues, as they try not to be harsh on the skin, and/or have annoying scents that linger all day.
Introducing new PlaneAire Hands hand sanitizer. In order to be compliant with CDC and FDA guidelines and regulations, PlaneAire Hands uses naturally derived Ethyl Alcohol to be 99.99% effective. In addition, organic and/or natural essential oils, inner leaf aloe vera, and glycerin create a nourishing blend to protect your hands.
The story behind this plant-based alcohol is interesting:
It’s been a long and complicated journey for Ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, found in your hand sanitizer. The journey sometimes begins with fossil fuels or, in our case, with plants. In fact, any vegetable matter containing sugar can be converted to ethanol…
Corn stover consists of the leaves, stalks, and cobs of maize (corn) plants left in a field after harvest; it makes up about half of the yield of a corn crop. In order to avoid depleting the world’s food supply and reduce waste, cellulosic crop and wood residues and food wastes like corncobs, straw, sugarcane fiber after sugar extraction, banana fiber, and pine needles are being studied as potential sources of ethanol.
It’s more challenging to release the sugars in these feedstocks for conversion to ethanol, but the environmental benefits are critical. Many renewable fuel research teams are working with using these materials, rather than discarding them. Less fossil fuel energy is required to grow, collect, and convert them to ethanol, and they are not used for human food.How It’s Made:
The Ethyl Alcohol in Your Hand Sanitizer
Made in the USA, PlaneAire Hands comes in a variety of blends. We were sent two to try:
PlaneAire Hands (Lemongrass Rosemary): This product has a very pleasant, soothing scent that does not overpower. I was able to apply this to my hands and start typing on my keyboard almost immediately. It rubs in quickly and feels like you have put on a very light, soothing lotion.
Sandalwood – PlaneAire Hands Special Edition: This special blend contains sandalwood with hints of leather, musk, spice, cedarwood, smoke, and cardamom. The scent is even more subtle than the lemongrass rosemary blend, and it makes you want to keep smelling your hands, which might be a little embarrassing in public.
These unique hand sanitizers are made in small batches where quality is controlled. Your skin is left soft and benefits from using PlaneAire Hands. The unique blends offer a pleasant aroma you will enjoy throughout the day. Guided by science, this effective product will help protect your family during the pandemic and beyond.