- Himalaya PureHands Hand Sanitizer
I was always a hygiene conscious person but became more so when I started traveling over a decade back. There was no way I would not go out and explore. Be it the by-lanes of Chandni Chowk in saddi dilli or the cobbled streets leading to the pristine beaches of Bali. So how then does a hygiene-conscious person like me get over the OCD while on the move or even when I am in my own city with its rising pollution levels?
Simple. I carry hand sanitizers (and sometimes wipes) with me everywhere. Always a part of my handbag, sanitizers can also be seen in my car storage and (strategically placed) in nooks of my house.
Himalaya Wellness sent me 5 new hand sanitizers a few weeks back. Himalaya has been in business since 1930, so I didn’t think twice before trying out the different variants. The sanitizer contains extracts of herbs like Lime and coriander which are known to have great medicinal properties.
In Himalaya’s own words “At Himalaya, our research is propelled by a compelling need to give people a healthier life. Providing society with a better quality of life through head-to-heel wellness has always been our niche and passion.”
Dhanyaka or Corriander, Ushira or Khas Khas or vetiveria zizanioides. Cyperus scariosus, also known as Cypriol, Shati or Hedychium spicatum, and Nimba or Neem
How to use:
- Squeeze approximately 0.5 ml (coin-sized drop) of the PureHands gel on your palms.
- Rub well over the palms, back of hands, fingernails, and grooves briskly, until dry. No water required after use. Close the flip-top tightly after use.
Price: Rs. 80 for a 100 ml bottle.
- Comes in a small and conveniently sized plastic bottle that can easily fit into your bag without taking too much space.
- Has different variants. From clear sanitizer to fruity fragrances, you’re spoilt for choice.
- Kills 99% germs without the use of soap or water (As claimed by Himalaya)
- Gentle on the skin and prevents itching
- Doesn’t dry skin despite being alcohol based
- NOn-sticky and spreads easily.
- doesn’t leave a residue on your hands
- Smells great
- A drop is enough for a one-time use
- Easily available online as well! http://www.himalayastore.com/wellness/general/pure-hands.htm
I have tried all the variants (Litchi, Orange, Strawberry, Green Apple and Lemon) but my favourite has to be Orange for it’s fruity and tangy smell. A must have personal care essential!