Advantages of alcohol-free hand sanitiser

Advantages of alcohol-free hand sanitiser

In this informative article, we take a look at some of the top advantages of an alcohol-free hand sanitiser!

Nowadays we see a lot of information that tells us that over-using hand sanitisers are bad for us – but is there any real truth to them? With the rise of fake news & just generally getting conflicting information about so many things these days – it’s harder to navigate the truth. So we’re here to try & make it a bit simpler.

Well, although different hand sanitisers do have their pros & cons – most tend to agree that although alcohol-based sanitisers are good for cleaning, they’re not that good for your body or health.

Here are some of the top advantages we found to switching over to non-alcoholic hand sanitisers:


We are all too familiar with that painful stinging when we make the mistake of using sanitiser when our cuticles may have skin peeling off them, or if we have dry, cracked hands during colder months of the year (paradoxically making them even drier as they strip oils off your skin). This is because of the alcohol content in traditional, alcohol-based hand sanitisers.

Alcohol is known to sting, but what’s not known as well is why. Alcohol actually bonds with certain nerve receptors that lower the threshold normally associated with our perception of “hot things”.Non-alcoholic hand sanitisers, on the other hand, do not sting the skin & sometimes even contain ingredients that promote a healthier, softer skin condition.


Any Alcohol-free Hand sanitiser will always have a better chance of being gentle on your skin because one of the biggest undesired side effects of alcohol-based hand sanitisers is that they dry your hands, especially with repeated use.

On the other hand, alcohol-free hand sanitisers normally contain some oil or aloe gel to actually help maintain & improve skin condition and even moisturise dry hands!


Safety-wise, one of the most distressing things about alcohol-based sanitisers is their potential for misuse or injury due to accidents. There have been several cases of people, particularly children, sustaining burns because of misuse, as they are not aware of the dangers of bringing open flames close to anyone using sanitiser!

This danger has been instrumental in some public places switching over to alcohol-free hand sanitisers, particularly for use in patient rooms or for hallways and public areas.


The smell of alcohol is unmistakable and many people find the smell of it offensive. This often requires a bunch of chemicals known as esters, which are added to your sanitisers just to make your hand sanitiser smell bearable enough to use.

Some alcohol-free sanitisers still use perfumes & some chemical fragrances to enhance their smell to make them more attractive to users, but nowadays they have taken a turn toward more natural ingredients are people become more aware of the dangers.

Lastly, Essential oils have their own unique natural & pleasant smelling scents that accompany them, and our unique formulations balance fragrance with function – ensuring you get the best of both worlds.


Did you know that alcohol-based hand sanitisers become ineffective as soon as their concentration drops below a certain amount – i.e. as soon as some of it has evaporated off your hands?

The protection from an alcohol-based sanitiser is only as long as you can feel it on your skin – once it evaporates, the protection ends.

In contrast, alcohol-free hand sanitisers, particularly essential oil-based ones, allow the anti-bacterial oils within them to permeate the skin allowing for a longer-lasting & deeper cleansing effect. In the case of Enviromed’s Sanitiser, you have an impressive 4-hour life-cycle of protections!


All in all, the advantages of alcohol-free hand sanitisers are definitely enough to make the switch over to something natural, or at the very least to something without the alcohol. Why not give our incredible eco-friendly, plant-based and alcohol-free 3-in-1 hand sanitiser a try today!

Order yours online now!

Now that you know that alcohol-based hand sanitisers are more harmful than useful, would you consider making the switch to a non-alcoholic alternative?

Enviromed is an eco-friendly, plant-based and alcohol-free 3-in-1 hand sanitiser, disinfectant and steriliser. Tested and proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses such as Listeria, Salmonella and Coronavirus!

We invite you to contact us today to learn how our applications can revolutionise your sanitiser needs today!

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