How to choose hand sanitisers and disinfectants?

How to choose hand sanitisers and disinfectants

(3 mins read) Choosing a hand sanitiser and disinfectant is not so straight forward. We live in a warm and humid climate. Most of us normally avoid using a gel because gels become sticky on our hands.

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The W.H.O. has also recommended that hand sanitisers and disinfectants be made available in the liquid form in order to kill germs more effectively.

We live in a garden city and are naturally accustomed to a floral fragrance that will enhance our outdoor experiences.

Listening carefully, we have specifically designed effective hand sanitisers and disinfectants for you to enjoy using.

The ELIZABETH fragrance is a blend of 20 natural herbs, fruits, and flowers, including bergamot, white tea, mandarin, ginger, peony, mimosa, and wild lavender.

The VICTORIA moisturiser is an all-natural hypoallergenic ecological palm extract that provides pH 5.5 moisturising protection for eczema-prone, dry, and sensitive skin.

What are your applications?

For hands: get a Hand Sanitiser. By default, it will contain alcohol, moisturiser, and fragrance.

  • If you do not want fragrance, get a Non fragranced Hand Sanitiser.
  • If you do not want alcohol, get a Non alcohol Hand Sanitiser.


For surfaces: get a non alcohol 'hand and surface' sanitiser, or non alcohol disinfectant, or isopropyl alcohol. Which one you choose will depend on the size and type of surfaces.

  • A non alcohol 'hand and surface' sanitiser is suitable for small surfaces like your hands, mobile phone, mouse, keyboard, facemask, table, chair, clothes, toys, and shoes. It is suitable for children below the age of 12 and for seniors who have sensitive skin. You can spray them from refillable 20 mL, 38 mL, or 60 mL pocket spray bottles. This will become your lowest cost personal ' hand and surface ' sanitiser.
  • A non alcohol disinfectant is suitable for small and large surfaces like your [hands, mobile phone, mouse, keyboard, facemask, table, chair, clothes, toys, shoes], handles, doorknobs, kitchen utensils, food packaging, and car interiors. You can spray them from 300 mL nano atomiser spray guns, or 500 mL trigger spray bottles. This will become your lowest cost all-purpose, food-safe, and laundry-safe household sanitiser. Singapore health institutions and McDonald’s restaurants use it.
  • Isopropyl alcohol is good for greased, stained, and soiled surfaces. A 75% concentration is required by the World Health Organization. By default, Isopropyl alcohol has no fragrance and no moisturiser. If you want fragrance, get an fragranced isopropyl alcohol. If you’re going to spray with a little bit of alcohol, you can mix 1 part of isopropyl alcohol to 20 parts of tap water or disinfectant cleaner.

That's it for your 3 mins read and if you have more time ... keep reading.


Questions & Answers

What is the meaning of pet safe? A product is pet safe when you can safely use it on pet contact surfaces like your pet's plush toys, feeding bowls, beds, beddings, blankets, leashes or sweaters. You can also apply it onto your pet's paws when you take it out for walks. Just avoid spraying into their little eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. Get a non alcohol and rinse free product that is designed with your furry friend in mind. A disinfectant cleaner or a 'hand and surface' sanitiser in a portable 20 mL, 38 mL, or 60 mL refillable bottle would be an excellent choice for any outing, picnic or visit to the park. 

What is the meaning of food safe? A product is food safe or food grade when you can safely use it on food contact surfaces like your dining tables and utensils. It does not mean that you can apply it onto the food that you will consume. Washing and cooking your food is the best way to inactivate bacteria. McDonald's restaurants use chloride-based disinfectant cleaners. The historical primary target in a food establishment is to inactivate escherichia coli, also known as E. coli and salmonella. A food safe and food grade product is usually non alcohol. For example, your home dish washing liquid is normally non alcohol and is expected to be food safe.

How to disinfect Quarantine Order clothes the proper way? Dip your clothes in 1 part disinfectant cleaner to 20 parts tap water for 15 minutes before you wash them. Disinfectant cleaner is a powerful disinfectant that helps in killing different types of viruses like rhinovirus and rotavirus. It is one of the components that are present in fabic softeners. You should dip your clothes for 15 minutes in 1 part disinfectant cleaner to 20 parts tap water before washing your clothes. Popular disinfectant cleaners include quartenary ammonium compound like banzalkonium chloride which aids in killing viruses.


How to disinfect a bedroom and toilet on Quarantine Order? Use a disinfectant cleaner in a spray bottle or spray gun to disinfect the surfaces of your home. Disinfect every four (4) hours. Disinfection companies use it to officially sanitise homes, offices, and schools.

Which spray guns are suitable? A9-03 300 mL video, X3 300 mL video, K5 Pro 380 mL video.

How long does disinfection last? Evidence suggests that disinfectant cleaner demonstrates persistent antibacterial activity for up to four (4) hours.

Is your disinfectant cleaner also effective against the hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD)? Yes, our disinfectant cleaner is effective against the Coxsakie virus. Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection caused by a strain of Coxsackie virus.

How many 1 litre bottles and 5 litre bottles on a pallet?
1 litre bottles: 9 pcs/box, 16 boxes/layer, 5 layers per pallet.
5 litre bottles (13.5x18.5x30cm): 2 pcs/box (28.5x19.9x31.5cm), 20 boxes/layer, 3 layers per pallet.

How to refill ECOSAM pocket spray? Video 1Video 2.

Do hand sanitisers contain alcohol? By default, under the World Health Organization directive, hand sanitisers contain alcohol. Before the pandemic, alcohol hand sanitizers were exclusively used at hospitals and clinics. But today, non alcohol hand sanitizers with breakthrough benzalkonium chloride is also effective against coronavirus..

What is the difference between alcohol and non alcohol sanitisers? 75% alcohol sanitsers will inactivate coronavirus in 8 to 10 seconds. Non alcohol sanitisers and disinfectants will inactivate coronavirus in 15 to 30 seconds.

Do non alcohol hand sanitisers and non alcohol disinfectants work? Yes, evidence-based reports, the Singapore National Environment Agency, the World Health Organization, and the US Center for Disease Control, shows that hand sanitisers and disinfectants that contain benzalkonium chloride is effective for sanitising and disinfecting coronavirus.

Which liquid do I get for the nano atomizer mist spray gun? Get the 5L disinfectant for your nano atomizer spray gun.

For disinfectant, do I need to wipe after spraying? No, you do not need to wipe. Just leave it to air dry.

How to sanitise and remove smell from my facemask? You can use an alcohol or non-alcohol hand sanitiser to sanitise and remove smell from your facemask.

How does disinfecting surfaces help? When viruses exist on your surfaces, disinfection will suppress their quantity and viral load. A supressed quantity may not overwhelm a waning immune system.

Will they stain my clothes? Our liquids are colourless and will not stain your clothes.

I am vaccinated, do I still need to sanitise? Vaccination is no substitution for personal hygiene. High viral loads can overwhelm a waning immune system.

Can I spray isopropyl alcohol? You can mix 1 part of isopropyl alcohol to 20 parts of non alcohol disinfectant or non alcohol 'hand and surface' sanitiser for spraying.

Can I use the non-alcohol 'hand and surface' sanitiser to disinfect household things? Yes you can. You can also use it to disinfect things in the household, office, and school.


 ECOSAM Sam Leong

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