The SARS masks of six years ago may be making a comeback, but experts say the best way of protecting yourself from swine flu (as well as other infections) is to wash your hands regularly.
While schlepping about town, soap and water aren’t always readily available, so hand sanitizers can be a fashionable—and necessary—accessory. Here are our picks for some stylish options to use at home, take to work, or just keep within hand’s reach throughout the day:
Bath & Bodyworks offers hand sanitizers in gel, foam and towelette form. Choose from flavours like Midnight Pomegranate, Sweet Pea and Japanese Cherry Blossom, or take advantage of their mix-and-match deals and buy several.
We love how convenient and discrete Soapopular’s 10mL personal-size sanitizer is. Fast-drying, non-stinging and alcohol-free (meaning the formula is less drying to the skin), these slim bottles can easily be slipped into a pocket or purse.
Who knew hand sanitizers could look sexy? Escents, a Vancouver-based aromatherapy company, offers the Love Hand Sanitizer, a rose- and jasmine-inflected formula from their Passionate mood collection.
Earth-friendly, nourishing and beautifully designed, Frais makes the ultimate hand sanitizer. Formulated from eight natural Australian-blended essential oils, you can choose from pocket size, everyday, pump bottle, and gift and travel packs.
Editor-in-chief Jen Reynolds loves the cute packaging of the kid-friendly Tiny Tillia. With a choice between Flower Power and Tropical Fruit, the colourful pastel designs and fresh, springy scents are sure to make hand-washing a regular habit among the kids.
Or if you a re feeling crafty, follow this example from Just a Girl blog and design your own!