e3’s Resilience Line: Surface & Skin Sanitizers
By Caryn Gehlmann
Priorities have definitely shifted in the last few weeks. Who knew a month ago that we’d be having conversations about the amount of toilet paper we have stocked? And what about skin sanitizers or disinfectants? The shelves were cleared! Many of you expressed concerns about the dangers of overusing harsh chemicals in an effort to stay clean. You’re right to be concerned about this, which is why we’ve developed our new Resilience line!
According to Beyond Toxics, a community-based organization located next door to e3, “Bleach exposure can cause irritation in the eyes, mouth, lungs and on skin. Individuals with asthma or other breathing problems are particularly susceptible. It can burn human tissue, internally or externally, especially in small children.”
I found particularly interesting this article in National Geographic, Why soap is preferable to bleach in the fight against coronavirus. It quoted a virologist from Cambridge University as saying that using bleach “is like using a bludgeon to swat a fly” and that it can lead to other respiratory health problems if inhaled too much over time. And other environmental health scientists are recommending the use of milder soaps to easily sanitize surfaces indoors and outdoors. The good news is soap and water work, without negative side effects.
We’ve been listening and working to find solutions to help you meet these challenges. Essential oils can play a role in strengthening your immunity. Which is why we’ve recently released a new aromatherapy product line to help our customers become more resilient, not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well.
This line is based on our new Resilience Blend formulated to meet the needs of customers looking to increase their resilience. This uplifting and vibrant smelling blend combines essential oils that contain anti-viral properties, promote a healthy immune system, and calm the nervous system to promote balance and a sense of well-being. It can be diffused or used with other recommended application methods.
It’s also a key ingredient in the following new e3 products.
When you want to avoid harsh chemicals, yet kill harmful bacteria and viruses left on surfaces of your car, home, and office e3 Resilience Surface Sanitizer is a great option! It’s safe, effective and has an uplifting and vibrant aroma. It only uses food-grade isopropyl alcohol combined with e3’s Resilience Blend of essential oils known for anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Read more about the methods of use for tips on how to use it to keep a sanitary environment for you and your loved ones.
Soap and water are best, but not always available. The principal ingredient used in e3’s Hand Sanitizer is organic non-GMO ethyl alcohol, combined with aloe and glycerin to soothe and moisturize skin, as well as e3’s Resilience blend of essential oils with anti-viral properties for added effectiveness. It comes in an easy-to-use compact spray bottle. It can be used as a skin sanitizer or on hard surfaces such as your steering wheel, door handles, grocery cart handles, etc.
With the appearance of COVID-19, we’ve been reminded about the need to wash our hands! However, frequent and thorough hand washing with harsh soaps can be over-drying which damages your body’s natural skin barrier that is there to protect you from harmful bacteria and other microbes. Organic Sunflower Soap with the added benefit of e3’s Resilience Blend makes for a moisturizing, natural antibacterial liquid soap your skin will love — use it on your hands or your body.
We would love to get your feedback on these new products and how you’re using surface or skin sanitizers in your daily life. Hopefully, you realize that taking care of your immune system should always be a priority, not just now in the wake of COVID-19, but every day. During the month of April 2020, you can join us on Facebook for our 30-days of Nurturing Your Resilience. If you’re not on Facebook, we’ll be sharing all 30 tips in an upcoming blog post so make sure you’re getting our newsletter so we can keep you up-to-date.