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Friday, October 2, 2015

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Research shows antimicrobial ingredients triclosan and triclocarban are no better at washing away germs than those without it--and they may actually contribute to allergies, impaired reproduction, hormone disruption, and weakened muscles. Stock up on soaps without these ingredients (like All Natural Manuka Honey Body Soap for example), and you can even make your own DIY hand sanitizer to keep your hands germ-free all season long.

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Mix your own natural, non-toxic hand sanitizer out of essential oils, without alcohol, which makes it a good option for those prone to dry skin.

Ingredients:

-3 oz. filtered water
-1 tsp. aloe vera gel
-10 drops cinnamon essential oil
-10 drops clove essential oil
-10 drops rosemary essential oil
-10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
-20 drops lemon essential oil

Instructions: Mix ingredients in a 4-ounce spray dispenser, and shake gently. Spray onto hands (3-5 sprays) and massage the spray into hands for 5-10 seconds.

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