Product Review: Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Sanitizer

[1]From a young age, we’re taught how important it is to wash our hands often. Clean hands, after all, can help to prevent illness[2] and the spread of germs to others. If you have diabetes and check your blood sugar with a meter, you’ve likely been taught to wash your hands before you check to make sure you get an accurate reading. But what if there’s no soap and water handy? No worries — you probably have a bottle of hand sanitizer with you.


Hand sanitizers are just about everywhere, perching on office desks or dangling from a backpack. They’re convenient, they don’t require rinsing, and, for the most part, they’re effective at killing germs. The “rub” is that, for a hand sanitizer to kill bacteria and viruses, it needs to contain at least 60 percent alcohol (usually in the form of ethyl alcohol). The other rub? Many hand sanitizers feel sticky and have a strong, perfume-like smell.

Not so with Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Hand Sanitizers. Mrs. Meyer’s products (yes, there really is a Mrs. Meyer) contain naturally-derived ingredients, and get their fabulous scents from essential oils. The hand sanitizers kill germs, contain moisturizers, and are available in basil and lavender scents. All products are free from bleach, ammonia, parabens, phosphate, and phthalates, and are never tested on animals. Keep a bottle of Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Hand Sanitizer in your car, desk drawer, purse, or gym bag, and clean your hands any time, anywhere.

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Want to learn more about checking blood sugar levels? Read “Monitoring Your Blood Sugar: When to Check and Why”[4] and “Good Blood Glucose Monitoring Technique.”[5]

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Amy Campbell: Amy Campbell is the author of Staying Healthy with Diabetes: Nutrition and Meal Planning and a frequent contributor to Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes & You. She has co-authored several books, including the The Joslin Guide to Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association’s 16 Myths of a “Diabetic Diet,” for which she received a Will Solimene Award of Excellence in Medical Communication and a National Health Information Award in 2000. Amy also developed menus for Fit Not Fat at Forty Plus and co-authored Eat Carbs, Lose Weight with fitness expert Denise Austin. Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Simmons College and a master’s degree in nutrition education from Boston University. In addition to being a Registered Dietitian, she is a Certified Diabetes Educator and a member of the American Dietetic Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Amy was formerly a Diabetes and Nutrition Educator at Joslin Diabetes Center, where she was responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of disease management programs, including clinical guideline and educational material development, and the development, testing, and implementation of disease management applications. She is currently the Director of Clinical Education Content Development and Training at Good Measures. Amy has developed and conducted training sessions for various disease and case management programs and is a frequent presenter at disease management events.

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