Answers to Common Questions About DIY Hand Sanitizers (Video)

Sanitiser Questions

I’ve had a lot of the questions on my DIY hand sanitiser video, and even though I tried to answer as many as I could, a lot of people kept asking the same ones… so here are the answers in an easy-to-find place! It includes a video demo of the Alcohol Calculator. Check out the video on YouTube here. Here …

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Bad DIY Hand Sanitizers (and a few good ones) (Video)

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic there’s a hand sanitizer shortage… and a ton of DIY hand sanitizer recipes. Will they actually work? (Spoiler: Most of them won’t.) I’ve made a video breaking down some of the good bad DIY hand sanitizer recipes out there. Check out the video on YouTube here. Key points: COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2 (novel coronavirus …

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More Sunscreens in Your Blood??! The New FDA Study

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You might remember a similar post that I published in May 2019, after the previous flurry of “The FDA Admits Sunscreens Are Poison” headlines. Now that the second study has been published, it’s time for Round 2. Gratifyingly, this time the coverage seems a little less hysterical (maybe they learned from last time?), with the exception of the Daily Mail, …

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Reusable menstrual cup and period underwear review

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It’s time for another one of those posts that will make people I know in real life avoid eye contact for a little bit, so if you’re a bit squeamish about normal female bodily functions this might be time for you to click away too. But I think it’s important to discuss these somewhat taboo topics, especially since it’s something …

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My Flotation Tank Experience

One of my work friends is a full on float tank addict. Hugh has been going for floats several times a week and raving about how amazing it is to everyone who’ll listen, so after a few weeks of listening to him go on (and on and on), I finally went for a float myself. What is a float tank? …

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Silicone Mythbusting (with Video)

Silicone Mythbusting Video

This post is sponsored by Grant Industries. Silicones are one of the Big Bad ingredients in skincare, make-up and haircare. They’ve been demonised by natural brands, and there are more warnings about them than you can count. So I was delighted when Grant Industries (ingredient manufacturer, maker of¬†Granactive Retinoid, physical sunscreens and of course, silicones) asked me to do a …

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Sunscreens in your blood??! That FDA study

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You’ve probably seen the recent influx of articles about the new FDA sunscreen study, usually titled something like “sunscreens can make it to your bloodstream!” The study itself is fine and good and necessary as a first step in the FDA’s new zeal for sunscreen regulation. But the more I read the coverage around it, the more annoyed I get, …

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