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Non Alcohol Hand Sanitizer

Why Choose a Non Alcohol Hand Sanitizer?

With so many hand-sanitizing products in the marketplace, why would building maintenance choose a non alcohol hand sanitizer instead of one containing alcohol as the active germ-fighting ingredient?

In some cases, an alcohol-free hand sanitizer is chosen due to health, safety or building security concerns. In other cases, it could be because using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer in the past was causing skin irritation.

Alcohol free hand sanitizers offer instant germ-killing power, are accepted by the CDC as an alternative to alcohol hand sanitizers, and are safer alternatives to alcohol-based formulations in a number of ways:

  • Ingestion of alcohol-based hand sanitizers can pose a serious threat and even alcohol poisoning, particularly in young children.
  • Alcohol-based formulations are flammable, which can compromise a building’s safety if they fall into the wrong hands.
  • If frequent hand sanitizing is required, repeated use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer can irritate skin and strip away natural, protective oils needed for healthy skin care.

What is an Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizer?

Instead of using alcohol, which can be harsh on skin and can be flammable, an alcohol-free hand sanitizer uses a different active ingredient to kill germs. Health Guard® Foaming No Alcohol Hand Sanitizer uses Benzalkonium Chloride as an active ingredient.

Germ-killing Differences: Alcohol vs. Non Alcohol Hand Sanitizer

In most cases, the germ-killing difference between alcohol and alcohol-free hand sanitizers depends on the percentage of the alcohol contained in the formulation. As an example, Health Guard 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitizer Gel kills 99.99% of most common germs in 15 seconds whereas Health Guard Foaming No Alcohol Hand Sanitizer kills 99.99% in the same amount of time. One could argue this is a very minor tradeoff when compared to the advantages that an alcohol-free alternative provides to building maintenance.

As another comparison, Health Guard Foaming 62% Alcohol Hand Sanitizer kills 99.99% of most common germs in 15 seconds, which is comparable to the Health Guard Foaming No Alcohol Hand Sanitizer.

Benefits of alcohol-free hand sanitizer:

  • Safe, non-flammable formula
  • Prevents alcohol consumption/poisoning
  • Will not dry skin like alcohol-based sanitizers
  • Kills 99.99% of common germs in 15 seconds
  • No water needed; rub in and let dry

As an added benefit, most notably for restaurants and food service locations, Health Guard Foaming No Alcohol Hand Sanitizer is NSF E3-rated for sanitizing hands between hand washes in both food and non-food areas.

Have budgetary considerations? Health Guard Foaming No Alcohol Hand Sanitizer is more economical than alcohol-based products. Furthermore, studies show people prefer a foaming product over a liquid or gel.

Venues for alcohol-free hand sanitizers:

  • Schools /Colleges / Universities
  • Day Care Centers / Preschools
  • Prisons / Jails / Juvenile Detention Centers
  • Potential Arson-targeted Buildings
  • Long Term Care Centers / Nursing Homes
  • Hotels / Casinos
  • Stadiums / Arenas

Venues for NSF E3-rated alcohol-free hand sanitizer:

  • Restaurants / Food Service
  • Grocery / Deli
  • Catering / Banquet Halls
  • Food Trucks
  • Outdoor Food Festivals
  • Coffee Shops / Convenience Stores

Are there advantages to a foaming sanitizer vs. a gel?
Many people favor the feel of a foaming hand sanitizer when applied to their hands and tend to spread it more consistently for better sanitizing coverage. From an application standpoint, foam products don’t require as much product to be dispensed as compared to gels, so a single container of foaming product will sanitize more hands than a non-foaming gel container of the same size.

How much hand sanitizer should be used?
The amount of hand sanitizer depends on the size of the hands, but it should be enough to completely cover both sides of your hands and between fingers. Typically that can be between .75 mL to 1.2 mL (the size of a dime or about ¼ teaspoon). After dispensing the hand sanitizer into your palm, rub your hands together, rub between your fingers and rub the top of your hands until the sanitizer has evaporated and your hands are dry. Don’t wipe it off before it has dried.


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