How Do Disinfectant and Sanitizer Work Differently?

How Do Disinfectant and Sanitizer Work Differently?

Disinfectant and sanitizer are probably words you hear interchangeably nowadays. People are doing everything they can to avoid viruses and harmful bacteria and stay healthy. At Remedi Pure, we want to do everything we can to help you stay healthy and safe. Keep reading to understand the actual meaning of words like “disinfect” and “sanitize,” and what the difference is between the two.

How to Use Sanitizer?

Sanitizing is another form of cleaning that you may be familiar with. Hand sanitizers are one of the most common forms of sanitizer you can get. Here at Remedi Pure, we offer hand sanitizers perfect for your on-the-go needs. According to Health, sanitizing means lowering the amount of germs to a safer level. 

Sanitizers are safe to use on your skin. They are perfect for applying before and after eating, or maybe as an alternative to soap if there are none available. Just keep in mind that sanitizers only lower the level of germs and do not completely kill all the germs. 

Wait for the sanitizer to completely dry on your hands and to put on enough to cover all surfaces of your hand. If you wipe off the hand sanitizer or touch your face while it is wet, it may not have worked effectively enough to lower the germs on your hands. Sanitizing wipes also work to wipe down handheld objects like phones and pens, or maybe as a quick wipe down of your keyboard and desk space. 

Our Remedi Pure Hand Sanitizer formula contains 70% alcohol. It is recommended by the CDC that you use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. At Remedi Pure, we also sell sanitary alcohol wipes. These contain 75% alcohol. Both of our products kill 99.9% of harmful bacteria. 

How to Use Disinfectant?

Now that you understand the effectiveness of sanitizer, what is disinfectant? Santizers kill most germs while disinfectants should kill all germs. Health states that disinfectant is used for killing germs on surfaces other than your hands. Disinfectants are stronger than sanitizers in ridding objects of germs.

Disinfectants are not safe for your hands. You should wear gloves (Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves) or immediately wash your hands after handling a disinfectant, as recommended by the CDC. Always make sure you read the find print on your product labels. Some products require a certain amount of time before wiping them off in order to work effectively. 

Our Remedi Pure Ethyl Rubbing Alcohol is perfect as a disinfectant and antiseptic for cleaning your home. Some common surfaces you could use for this product include sinks, counters, door knobs, toilets, light switches and any other frequently touched surfaces. Remedi Pure Ethyl Rubbing Alcohol solution is made with 70% alcohol so you can kill 99.9% of germs and bacteria.

Overall, disinfectant or the use of sanitizer are both great ways to protect yourself from viruses and bacteria. At Remedi Pure, our main goal is to help your family stay safe, especially during these times.

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