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[The Science Behind] Aromeo Antiviral Hand Sanitiser

About Aromeo Antiviral Toxic-Free Hand Sanitiser

All-Natural and Toxic-Free Formulation 

Aromeo Diffuser would like to offer great quality products that are free of toxic materials and made from natural ingredients. This Antiviral Toxic-Free Hand Sanitiser synergizes alcohol, essential oils, and aloe vera in combating viruses and bacteria.

Antimicrobial 1: 70% Alcohol

Why 70% alcohol, instead of including as high alcohol content as possible? At 70% concentration, the alcohol effectively denatures the protein in cell membranes of microorganisms. The ~30% content of distilled water slows evaporation of the alcohol, which increases contact time with the pathogens.
If the concentration of alcohol drops too low (e.g. <50%), it is not effective to disinfect. If the concentration is too high (e.g. >90%), the contact time is too short, which also lowers effectiveness. 

Antimicrobial 2: Essential Oil 

Sweet Verbena or Lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) essential oil has proven antimicrobial activity against microorganisms including Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans, methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), Aspergillus niger, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Propionibacterium acnes.

Antimicrobial 3: Aloe Vera Gel 

Aloe has been traditionally used to treat skin wounds such as cuts or burns, because of its healing properties. Aloe also contains anthraquinones, a class of compounds that is under investigation for its antiviral activity. 

Read More 

Toxicity of Australian essential oil Backhousia citriodora (Lemon myrtle). Part 1. Antimicrobial activity and in vitro cytotoxicity

Antiviral activity of Aloe vera against herpes simplex virus type 2: An in vitro study