There’s a lot of worry and fear going around our community and the world right now regarding the coronavirus. Some of this fear is well-founded, and although there’s a lot we still don’t know about the virus, we have to take it seriously. We should do what we can to help prevent the spread of this virus. The CDC recommends that everyone avoid close contact with people who are sick, avoid touching their face, clean and disinfect objects and surfaces, and wash or sanitize their hands as often as possible.
Essentique, in response to these concerns and guidelines, has developed Sanità, a new hand rub, to help you keep your hands fresh and clean.
This hand rub contains 65% alcohol, so it satisfies the CDC guidelines for an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. The alcohol in Sanità is 190-proof organic alcohol. It is the highest level of purity, and is tested by an independent lab to guarantee that it is gluten-free and meets US Pharmacopeia (USP) standards for pharmaceutical-grade products.
Alcohol can be quite drying, so this hand rub also contains herbal blend glycerite and Aloe Vera to moisturize and soothe the skin.
Sanità would be an effective hand sanitizer with just those ingredients, but it has so much more. A scientific study published in 2019(1), focused on IBV, a virus in the coronavirus family, revealed the antiviral effects of several different medicinal plants in the Lamiacae family. The antiviral and immunostimulant effects of these plants are due largely to the quantity and quality of phenolic compounds present in them, especially eugenol, carvacrol and thymol. This hand rub contains extracts and essential oils of many of those plants, including organic melissa extract, organic sage essential oil, organic peppermint essential oil, organic thyme essential oil, mountain savory essential oil, organic oregano essential oil, and organic hyssop essential oil.
Sanità comes in a one ounce spray bottle, which makes it easily portable. Carry it in your pocket or in your bag so you can have it on the go!
1 Lelešius, R., Karpovaitė, A., Mickienė, R. et al. In vitro antiviral activity of fifteen plant extracts against avian infectious bronchitis virus. BMC Vet Res 15, 178 (2019).