Monday, May 2, 2011

LOL Tip #5 for Living Healthy on a Healthy Planet

Just don't drink it . . . . .

Clean Your Hands With Vodka

Your mom was right, clean hands are important. Flu outbreaks in recent years had most of us carrying hand-sanitizing sprays or wipes around. But if you didn't check the label, you may have been dousing yourself and your environment with harmful chemicals like phthalates (often listed as "fragrance" or "parfum," or triclosan (which contributes to the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria). Make your own natural hand-cleaning spray by mixing 2 ounces of vodka, 4 to 5 drops essential, and 2 teaspoons witch hazel. At home, rely on plain, unscented soap without any "antibacterial" ingredients. Studies show ordinary soap and hot water is as effective as it gets for germ-killing.

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