Omicron: How to choose hand sanitisers and disinfectants?

How to choose hand sanitisers and disinfectants

(Reading time: 3 min) 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 WHO has recommended that hand sanitisers and disinfectant cleaners be made available in the liquid form.

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

Listening carefully, we have designed the cheapest hand sanitisers and disinfectant cleaners for Singapore.

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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 your hands: you can get a


For your surfaces: it will depend on the size and type of surfaces.

  • A non alcohol 'hand & 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 cleaner is suitable for both small (hands, mobile phone, mouse, keyboard, facemask, table, chair, clothes, toys, shoes) and large (handles, doorknobs, kitchen utensils, food packaging, and car interiors) surfaces.. You can spray disinfectant cleaners from 20 mL, 60 mL, 38 mL, 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 sanitising disinfectantant cleaner. 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 WHO. 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.

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Questions & Answers

💖 What are the 26-IN-1 uses of spray-guns with disinfectant cleaners? 1. Floor mopping, 2. Window cleaning, 3. Table cleaning, 4. Facemask cleaning, 5. Utensils cleaning, 6. Chopping board cleaning, 7. Aircon cleaning, 8. Fan cleaning, 9. Toilet cleaning, 10. Kitchen table cleaning, 11. Mobile phone cleaning, 12. Chair cleaning, 13. Laundry washing, 14. Dishwashing, 15. Toys cleaning, 16. Handwashing, 17. Car seat cleaning, 18. Car washing, 19. Pet paws cleaning, 20. Handlebars cleaning, 21. Escalator hand rest cleaning, 22. Bed cleaning, 23. Cupboards cleaning, 24. Lighting cleaning, 25. Computer keyboard & mouse cleaning, 26. Eyeglasses cleaning.

For spray guns, do avoid chlorine dioxide disinfectant tablets because they are not FDA, NEA, WHO, CDC, or HSA approved. They can also clog nozzles.

How many 1-litre bottles and 5-litre bottles in a 20-foot general-purpose container (20GP)?
: 9-bottles/carton, 16-cartons/layer, 5-layers/pallet, 720-bottles/pallet, 7200-bottles/20GP.
(5-LITRE 14x19x30cm):

- 2/carton (20x28x32cm), 20-cartons/layer, 4-layers/pallet, 160-bottles/pallet, 1600-bottles/20GP. 14.336CBM/20GP.
- 4/carton (27x32x40cm), 12-cartons/layer, 4-layers/pallet, 192-bottles/pallet, 1920-bottles/20GP. 16.588CBM/20GP.

Can I exchange my spray gun? Yes, you can change it within 7 days. Please WhatsApp me, Sam Leong, at 9011 2282 with your:
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What is Omicron? The WHO has designated B.1.1.529 as a variant of concern. Omicron can be inactivated with hand sanitisers and disinfectants.

Do non alcohol hand sanitisers and non alcohol disinfectant cleaners work? Yes, evidence-based reporting from the Singapore NEA, the WHO, and the US CDC, shows that non-alcohol hand sanitisers and disinfectant cleaners that contain benzalkonium chloride are effective for sanitising and disinfecting coronavirus.

Can I disinfect and sanitise my facemask? When your facemask starts to smell while you are wearing it or when they accidentally fall onto the ground - if there are no accessible washing point or freshwater nearby, you can use a hand sanitiser or disinfectant cleaner to sanitise and deodorise your facemask.

What type of light does your spray guns emit? Like your mobile phones, ECOSAM spray guns emit LED light - they do not emit ultraviolet, UV or UV-C light. The primary purpose of the LED light here is to illuminate the fine mist spray, without which, the fine mist spray is not casually visible to the human eye.

What are the main differences between non-alcohol hand & surface sanitisers, non-alcohol disinfectant cleaners, and alcohol hand sanitisers? Non-alcohol hand & surface sanitisers and alcohol hand sanitisers are primarily for your hands. Non-alcohol disinfectant cleaners are primarily for surfaces and this would include your hands also. Alcohol hand sanitisers should inactivate germs from 8 seconds on. Non-alcohol hand & surface sanitisers and non-alcohol disinfectant cleaners should inactivate germs from 15 seconds on.

How long does disinfection or sanitation last? Evidence suggests that sanitisers and disinfectant cleaners demonstrate persistent antibacterial activity for up to four (4) hours on undisturbed surfaces. That being said, if and when your sufaces are constantly compromised, it is safer practice to disinfectnt and sanitise in a shorter amout of time.

What kind of spray gun liquids do you recommend and what is their warranty? A disinfection spray gun is designed to spray deionized, purified, and micron filtered disinfectants. Like items in an NTUC store, they are warrantied to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for 7 days. Try to use disinfectant cleaners that are designed to preserve battery life, stabilize spray nozzles, strengthen liquid pumps, and unchoke connecting tubes.

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 & 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 (Profesional Version) 380 mL video.

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 (720 bottles) per pallet.
5 litre bottles (13.5x18.5x30cm): 2 pcs/box (28.5x19.9x31.5cm), 20 boxes/layer, 4 layers (160 bottle) 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.

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.

Will Covid-19 ever go away? SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the Covid-19 disease, has evolved, adapting, and mutating as it circles around our globe. This evolution has ensured the survival of the coronavirus and made Covid-19 a threat to humanity. Wash your hands. Wash your hands a lot and wash your hands even more. Setup ques and routines in your life to get yourself to wash your hands. Wash your hands every time you enter and leave a building. Wash your hands when you go into a meeting and when you come out of a meeting. Setup rituals that are based around handwashing.  When you cannot wash your hands, use a sanitizer. Keep a small bottle of hand sanitizer in your pocket when you go out. The good news is that hand sanitizers and disinfectants kill coronavirus. Hand sanitisers kills 99.9% Covid-19 coronavirus. It is 75% alcohol, contains eco-friendly ingredients, and hospital grade. The EPA and WHO have established a grade of hand sanitiser and disinfectant that meet their criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of Covid-19. Sanitisers should meet either the EPA Viral Emerging Pathogen Policy or the WHO Human Corivanirus Policy.

What are usualy found on labels? Hand sanitisers and disinfectant kills germs (Covid-19 virus) on hands and environmental surfaces in your home and in public places. It kills germs (SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus) on surfaces that you come in contact with every day. Spray sanitiser on hands, in hospital rooms, on doorknobs, around toilet areas, in garbage cans, in diaper pails, in pet area.
Fast, easy, effective, you can use on all high-touch finished surfaces in school classrooms, offices, factories, restaurants, car seats, MRT train seats, canteens, and elevators.
Sanitises and inactiviates Covid-19 virus on hands and hard nonporous surfaces in 8 seconds.
Disinfects environmental surfaces. A good sanitiser should kill the following viruses:
Rhinovirus 39 (the leading cause of the common cold)
Rotavirus (the leading cause of infectious diarrhea in children)
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV - the leading cause of lower respiratory infection in children)
Adenovirus Type 2, Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 & 2. Influenza Type A2.
Sanitiser meets AOAC efficacy standards for hospital aerosol hands sanitizers and disinfectants.
Directions: Please use in a manner consistent with labeling. Hold container upright 6” (15cm) to 8” (20cm) from the surface.
To Disinfect, spray precleaned surface 15 seconds until covered with mist. Allow it to air dry.
To sanitise hands, rub and let stand for 8 seconds. Repeat application as necessary.
Precautions: Non-hazardous to humans and domestic animals.
Warning: Causes eye irritation.
First Aid: In case of eye contact, flush eyes with water. Get medical attention if irritation persists.
Physical hazards: Non-alcohol sanitisers and disinfectants are non-flammable. Alcohol sanitisers are flammable. Keep away from heat, sparks, and open flame. Do not puncture or incinerate container.  Exposure to temperatures above 130°F or 54°C may damage the container.
Storage and disposal: Store in the original container. Containers can be refilled.
Expiry date: 3 years from date of purchase.
Our WHO formula does not contain CFC or any ozone-depleting substances.
What's the big deal about hand hygieneReducing the risk of infection is in your hands. Clean hands. Protected patients. Hands are the most common source of pathogen transmission. Sanitizing reduces the risk of healthcare-associated infections. This sanitizer is formulated according to the World Health Organization for surgical hand antiseptic providing rapid kill and proven persistence. It will help you protect your patients. Latex glove and CHG compatible; dye-free; pocket sprays improves compliance. Stopping infections wherever you are, choosing an effective, persistent hand antiseptic sanitizer can help create a safer facility. So, whether in the operating room, PACU, ICU, or other areas in your facility, remember the basics of practicing hand hygiene is to remove pathogens from your hands.

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