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10 Facts about Hand Sanitizer you must know

Hand sanitization is an essential hygiene practice. In this article, we'll go over some of the facts about sanitizer. Proper hand hygiene comprises not only washing your hands with soap and water but also sanitizing them with an adequate amount of alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Hand sanitization has become a critical activity during the Covid 19 pandemic; it is now required not only in hospitals to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, but also in workplaces, schools, colleges, and even kitchens to prevent food poisoning. 

How to wash hands if soap and water is not available?

The most efficient and common technique to protect your hands against germs, bacteria, and viruses is to wash them with soap and water. But, if you don't have access to water or soap, you can sanitize hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. When you're outside or traveling and don't have easy access to water, sanitizers come in handy. 

Alcohol Hand Sanitizer vs Non Alcohol Hand Sanitizer

Sanitizers with an alcohol content of 60–95 percent are more effective in removing germs than those with a lower alcohol content or non-alcohol-based hand sanitizers, according to numerous studies. Hand sanitizers that do not contain alcohol may or may not be effective against all types of germs, bacteria, and viruses. Alcohol-free hand sanitizers just prevent germ growth rather than killing them, but alcohol-based hand sanitizers eliminate germs and bacteria. When compared to alcohol-based hand sanitizer, alcohol-free hand sanitizer causes higher skin irritation. This is why we recommend HibaLife's premium hand sanitizer, which contains 70% alcohol to disinfect hands and surfaces against harmful bacteria.

How to use a Hand Sanitizer

  1. Put a coin-sized drop of hand sanitizer on the palm of one hand.
  2. Spread the sanitizer gel all over your palm and fingers.
  3. Then rub both your hands together so the hand sanitizer gel spreads throughout.
  4. Keep rubbing until your hands become dry.
  5. How to use hand sanitizer

Are Hand Sanitizers Really That Much Effective?

Hand sanitizers have been demonstrated in numerous trials to be effective in settings such as hospitals, where hands come into touch with germs but are not excessively unclean or oily. According to certain studies, hand sanitizers may be effective against certain types of germs on slightly dirty hands. However, in some situations, such as while playing sports, working in the garden, or going camping or fishing, hands may become stained or dirty, therefore sanitizers may not work as effectively.

As a result, when your hands become noticeably dirty, the best approach to use hand sanitizers is to first wash them with soap and water, let them dry for a few seconds, and then apply hand sanitizer.

Is washing hands better than hand sanitizer?

No, it's not true. Many unseen bacteria will not be killed by simply washing your hands with regular soap. Soap only cleans oily and dirty hands.

The majority of people use antibacterial soap or hand sanitizer. Using hand sanitizer on dirty hands, on the other hand, cannot be as effective. As a result, properly cleansing your hands (i.e. washing, drying, and then using hand sanitizer) kills more germs.

Some Essential Hand Sanitizer Safety precautions

It must be used exactly as indicated. Alcohol poisoning can be caused by swallowing alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Some people believe that gargling alcohol-based hand sanitizer would help clean their throat. However, alcohol-based products contain ethyl alcohol, which can be extremely dangerous and toxic if swallowed.

Does Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Kill Corona Virus?

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers or disinfectants, as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), are effective against the new coronavirus if used correctly, as proven by an international team of researchers. A hand sanitizer with alcohol can last up to 6 hours.

How does hand sanitizer work?

Hand Sanitizer is based on the friction phenomena. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer contains 65 percent alcohol, which has a fairly low boiling point. As you massage it between your fingers on your palm, heat is generated due to friction. Alcohol and other particles evaporate as a result of the heat, taking germ particles with them.

Fun facts about hand sanitizer

Sanitizer is also useful for the following purposes:

  • A drop of it and a soft fabric will make your phone’s display screen shine.
  • It also aids in the shining of your spectacles and sunglasses.
  • Applying it on a zit or a pimple will help to clear it out and remove it.
  • It may be used to remove permanent marker stains off whiteboards, clothing, and walls.
  • A pinch of it can also be used to clean your mirrors and windows.
  • It is useful to erase your fingerprints from stainless steel still. Additionally, it works well on the refrigerator.

Where can I find hand sanitizer online? 

HibaLife's premium Hand Sanitizer contains 70% alcohol and is used to disinfect hands and surfaces against hazardous germs, bacteria, and viruses. Its non-greasy, hydrating composition keeps skin soft and leaves no residue while keeping hands dry.


Both the holy Quran and Hadiths (Prophetic traditions) refer to honey as a healer of disease. In the Quran we read, "And thy Lord taught the bee to build its cells in hills, on trees and in people’s habitations… there issues from within their bodies a drink of varying colors, wherein is healing for humankind. Verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought.” 



Additionally, in Sahih Bukhari we read that the Prophet, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, said: “Honey is a remedy for every illness and the Quran is a remedy for all illness of the mind, therefore I recommend to you both remedies, the Quran and honey.”


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