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Purell Hand Sanitizer Review: A dependable product to get you through cold/flu season

This sanitizer claims to leave hands feeling soft. What ingredient(s) back this up?

In the times of yore, hand sanitizer was something we only thought about once in a while. Until 2020, it probably wasn’t something the average person used every day. Now that it has become more of a go-to item in our everyday lives, it makes sense to look at this type of product under a more critical lens, just like any other skin care product. Fun/slightly embarrassing fact: I’ve always liked the smell of rubbing alcohol, aka isopropyl alcohol, ever since I was a kid. Perhaps…

Dr. Bronner's Lavender Organic Hand Sanitizer Review

This product includes glycerin to counteract the drying effects of ethyl alcohol—and the lavender oil helps provide a calming sensation that you don't normally find in hand sanitizers.

I’ve always been intrigued by Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap’s packaging—it’s crammed with a bunch of text, and not unlike baking soda, you can use it in so many ways, from washing your hair to mopping floors to washing your dog (see this example label for the full details). In the quote above, the narrator recognizes the familiar scent of Dr. Bronner’s on an old friend. From reading this, we can gather that Neel no longer lives in the apartment that smelled like…