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FAQ

What makes your product “Moisturizing”?

Alcohol can dry out your skin and as we’re all practicing better “Hand Hygiene” or not wanting prune-like hands, we wanted to ensure your hands were also getting moisturized. We add the popular skincare ingredient Glycerin to our formulation because of its outstanding moisturizing properties.

Glycerin is a popular skincare ingredient because it is a humectant. A humectant pulls water from the second layer of the skin and brings it to the top layer. If there is a lot of humidity, humectants will also draw moisture from the air. The result? Your skin will love you for adding this skin hydrating ingredient, leaving your skin moisturized and soft. 

 

If the gel gets on my clothes or furniture, will it discolor?

If you spill any gel on furniture or on your clothes, because it is ‘fast drying’, we recommend you quickly wipe it off even with your hands. Meaning, don’t go looking for a paper towel or hand cloth while the liquid soaks into the fabric. It may discolor your clothes or furniture which is why we created a narrow opening on the pouch so you can control and squeeze the desired amount onto your hands.

 

What are the benefits of using hydrogen peroxide in your sanitizing gel?

We use trace amounts of Hydrogen Peroxide (.15% per packet) in our sanitizing gel packets. You’ve probably had a bottle of Hydrogen peroxide tucked away in your bathroom cabinet and you can reminisce about the time you fell and scraped your knee where the adult in your life grabbed a large brown bottle soaking a cotton ball. Applying it on your open wound, you remember that immediate tingling sensation as you watch your cut bubble like a cool science project. It has and will always be that skin-healing product.

Childhood memories aside, Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound of water and oxygen, commonly known as H2O2. Hydrogen peroxide applied in small amounts is safe and effective and it’s a fantastic alternative to harsh synthetic chemicals

 

What are the benefits of lavender essential oil in your sanitizing gel?

We source our lavender essential oil from an organic USDA certified farm as not all lavender oils are equal as some can be a lower grade oil with fillers. We include lavender essential oil with its host of benefits and the subtle sweet floral aroma to offset our alcohol-based formulation.

Lavender essential oil is a multipurpose oil and is known to have a relaxing effect (and with everything going on in the world, who couldn’t use a little more ohmmm in our lives). It’s also great for the body and mind and is highly regarded as a skincare ingredient. It is known to have anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antidepressant, antibacterial, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, as well as antispasmodic, analgesic, detoxifying, hypotensive, and sedative effects.

Lavender contains antioxidants, which can detox the skin and reduce inflammation (anti-inflammatory). Lavender also has antimicrobial properties, which are suitable for healing skin and can also be used to soothe and calm your skin.

 

Why did you use Isopropyl Alcohol over Ethanol which is commonly found in many other sanitizing gels?

During our R&D phase, we carefully looked at both ingredients and in all of our findings, we learned that Isopropyl is just as effective than Ethanol. During our "Test & Use" period, our opinion was that Isopropyl was quicker drying and did not leave any “oily” feeling.

According to Dr. Eric Lee, medical expert for InvigorMedical.com, "Ethanol and isopropyl alcohol are similar small molecules that are frequently used in a variety of household and industrial uses," he states to Hunker. "They differ in the location of the alcohol group on their chemical structures. They perform essentially the same function in that they are the primary ingredient in many common over-the-counter hand sanitizers.”

Whether you prefer one over the other, they are both similar types of alcohol that can be used to disinfect.

 

Why didn’t you put your product in a bottle or spray like all of the other companies?

As moms, we have enough stuff to carry around in our purses and didn’t want another bulky thing to add. We wanted to have something on the go, easy to use and because it is a one-time-use product, easy to dispose of. It’s great to take with you on a run in your pocket, in the car, your wallet, purse and even your kids back packs.

That doesn’t mean we won’t come out with a 2.0 but the idea was all about convenience, on-the-go and getting the job done which is to sanitize your hands when washing with soap and water is not available. 

 

What if I (or my child) accidentally swallows this?

You should call Poison Control 1-800-222-1222 and if you think your child has ingested this, immediately call both Poison Control and 911. As a reminder, our products are not recommended for infants and to please supervise children under 6 to avoid swallowing.

 

Have any further questions? Contact hello@bellafolium.com and someone will get back to you within 24 hours.