Hand sanitizers work
According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, hand sanitizers that contain between 60 and 80 percent alcohol are “an excellent” way to clean your hands when you’re not near a sink. So you’ll probably want to stock up on the stuff this flu season. We’ve rounded up some of the formulas availableto help you choose one you’ll love to use.
One Step Hand Sanitizer
Effective against the H1N1 flu virus, this Canadian-made sanitizer contains 62% alcohol. The potent formulation is approved by Health Canada and kills 99.9% of germs that cause illnesses like Listeria, Salmonella and E. coli. It also contains aloe to soothe hands as you sanitize. ($4, 236 mL) www.onestepsani.com
EO Organic Lemon Hand Sanitizing Gel
Made with 62% organic alcohol, this sanitizer contains jojoba oil to moisturize hands, plus organic lemon and orange oils provide a natural scent. Also available in lavender and unscented formulations. ($13, 24 mL) www.well.ca