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About Frais Hand Sanitizer

What is Frais Hand Sanitizer?
What does Frais Hand Sanitizer contain?
When should I use Frais Hand Sanitizer?
Why should I use Frais Hand Sanitizer instead of another brand of hand sanitizer or antibacterial hand gel?
Is Frais Hand Sanitizer soap?
Does Frais Hand Sanitizer leave a residue?
What kind of fragrance is in Frais Hand Sanitizer?
Is Frais Hand Sanitizer halal, permissible by Islamic law?

Using Frais Hand Sanitizer

How do I use Frais Hand Sanitizer?
How often should I use Frais Hand Sanitizer?
What is the shelf life of Frais Hand Sanitizer?
Is Frais Hand Sanitizer flammable?
Is Frais Hand Sanitizer safe for children?
What should I do if my child swallows Frais Hand Sanitizer?
Should I be concerned about any side effects of using Frais Hand Sanitizer?
Is it safe to use your hands to eat or handle food with your hands right after using Frais Hand Sanitizer?
I have heard Frais Hand Sanitizer can remove water marks from wood furniture. How does that work?
I have heard that Frais Hand Sanitizer is perfect for sterilizing feet and hands before and after pedicures and manicures. How do I use it for that?

Effectiveness of Frais Hand Sanitizer

What does Frais Hand Sanitizer do?
How does Frais Hand Sanitizer benefit me?
Which germs does Frais kill?
For how long after I use Frais Hand Sanitizer does it kill germs?
Does the use of Frais eliminate “the good germs” or create “super germs”?

Are sanitizers like Frais Hand Sanitizer which use alcohol to kill germs preferable to those using benzalkonium chloride or triclosan?
Are the new sanitizers based on herbal ingredients like thyme as effective as Frais at killing germs?
How do most infectious diseases spread?
What is the proper way to practice hand hygiene?
Why do you use ethyl alcohol in Frais Hand Sanitizer?
Isn’t alcohol drying to the skin?
Does Frais Hand Sanitizer create resistant germs?

Buying Frais Hand Sanitizer

In what sizes are Frais Hand Sanitizer hand sanitizers available?

Now available at US retailers.

 

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What is Frais Hand Sanitizer?

Frais Hand Sanitizer is a refreshing hand sanitizer that kills 99.99% of most common germs that may cause disease, in as little as 15 seconds, without soap, water or towels. Frais Hand Sanitizer is convenient to use anytime, anyplace.

What does Frais Hand Sanitizer contain?

Frais Hand Sanitizer contains only natural luxurious ingredients derived from plants. Frais Hand Sanitizer contains 66% eco-friendly sugarcane alcohol, eight Australian-blended essential oils, water, and methylcellulose derived from plants. The full list of ingredients is:


66% Ethyl Alcohol (from Sugarcane),
Aqua (Purified water),
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil,
Melaleuca Viridiflora Quinquenervia (Niaouli),
Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil,
Backhousia Citriodora (Lemon Myrtle),
Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil,
Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil (Cardamom),
Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil,
Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil,
Methylcellulose (Vegetable cellulose).

We do not use artificial ingredients and harsh toxins that other sanitizers use such as:

Artificial colors
Artificial fragrances
Benzalkonium chloride
DEA
Ethoxylates
Isopropyl alcohol
Isopropyl myristate
Triclosan
Mineral oils
Parabens
Petrochemicals
Phthalates
Propylene glycol
Silicones.

When should I use Frais Hand Sanitizer?

Frais Hand Sanitizer adds luxury to the smart practice of regular hand sanitizing when:

Shaking hands
Using a public bathroom or phone
Dining, picnicking, at sporting events
At schools and day care centers
Weddings
Camping
Using public transportation
Attending meetings and conferences
After sports
Changing diapers
Traveling
Cooking
Sneezing or coughing
Touching an ATM, elevator buttons, escalator handrails

Why should I use Frais Hand Sanitizer instead of another brand of hand sanitizer or antibacterial hand gel?

Frais Hand Sanitizer contains an alcohol concentration of 66% pure sugarcane, proven to be effective against 99.9% of germs. Frais Hand Sanitizer contains a natural blend of essential oils that help moisturize hands to leave them feeling soft and smooth with a fresh natural scent, so it is suitable to use throughout the day. Frais' sugarcane alcohol uses five to ten times less energy to produce than corn alcohol, so it is kinder to the environment.  Each purchase of Frais Hand Sanitizer also supports Just A Drop, an international charity that provides clean water for the developing world.

What is Les Huit?

Les Huit is an exclusive blend of eight Australian-blended essential oils: ginger, tangerine, lemon myrtle, niaouli, orange, basil, grapefruit and cardamom. 

Is Frais Hand Sanitizer soap?

No, Frais Hand Sanitizer is an instant Hand Sanitizer designed to kill germs on the hands when you don't have access to soap and water. Frais Hand Sanitizer can also be used after handwashing to kill germs that may remain.

Does Frais Hand Sanitizer leave a residue?

Frais Hand Sanitizer evaporates leaving a subtle trace of our special Les Huit essential oil blend, which conditions, moisturizes, and softens the hands.

What kind of fragrance is in Frais Hand Sanitizer?

Frais Hand Sanitizer has a natural aroma from Les Huit, an elegant blend of eight essential oils: ginger, tangerine, lemon myrtle, niaouli, orange, basil, grapefruit and cardamom.  The scent of these essential oils matures naturally over time.

Where are your products made?

Our essential oils are blended by experts in Australia, our containers and pumps are made in the United States and China, and we mix and package the final product in China.  All our partners are internationally accredited in their field of expertise.

Do you test your products on animals and do any of your products contain animal ingredients?

We do not use and will never use any sort of animal-derived or animal-tested ingredients.  Frais products are approved by PETA as cruelty-free and vegan.

Is Frais Hand Sanitizer halal- permissible by Islamic law?

Frais contains no animal-derived or animal-tested ingredients or artificial perfumes.  Islamic scholars such as Dr. Rajab Abu Mleeh state that the alcohol in hand sanitizer used as medicine is permissible in Islam. He claims that protection against disease is among the aims that Muslims are commanded to pursue, so it is permissible to touch alcohol even if it is indisputably impure according to Islamic law. The Muslim Council of Britain concurs. Studies show that when used as directed, the alcohol in hand sanitizer evaporates and is not absorbed signifcantly through the skin so it cannot cause intoxication.

Do your products contain artificial colors or artificial fragrances?

We do not use artificial colors, dyes or fragrances in any of our products. We use pure essential oils to provide our products with their natural aromatherapeutic fragrance. Any colors that occur in our products are due to the plant-based ingredients.

Are your products tested for human sensitivity?

Our products were tested on human volunteers at an independent laboratory within the United States, with no negative reactions.   Frais Hand Sanitizer is Dermatologist Approved as non-sensitizing and non-irritating. Frais Towelettes are Dermatologist and Opthamologist approved for sensitive skin, even around the eyes.

How do I use Frais Hand Sanitizer?

Apply a dollop, a thumbnail sized amount, to dry hands that are not visibly dirty. Rub hands together thoroughly until the sanitizer evaporates (about 15 seconds).  Water, rinsing or drying are not required.

How often should I use Frais Hand Sanitizer?

We recommend using Frais Hand Sanitizer anytime soap and water are not readily available for handwashing and when hands are not visibly soiled. For instance, after using public facilities; such as bathrooms or telephones, riding buses/trains, airplanes, cruise ships, before and after eating, preparing food, travelling in the car, and after changing diapers.

What is the shelf life of Frais Hand Sanitizer?

Our products last at least three years when stored properly, but this can be reduced with improper storage, near heat or cold.

Is Frais Hand Sanitizer flammable?

Frais Hand Sanitizer is flammable, but a flame, spark or other ignition source would be needed. Frais Hand Sanitizer is safe when used and handled as directed.

Is Frais Hand Sanitizer safe for children?

Frais Hand Sanitizer is safe for children when used according to the instructions on the bottle, so children should only use under adult supervision. The Mayo Clinic reports that hand sanitizers are perfectly safe for children.  The Centers for Disease Control recommends parents pack hand sanitizer for their children when traveling, to avoid their contracting disease from dirty hands. There are great benefits for children accustomed to using hand sanitizer properly. 80% of illnesses - like MRSA staph - that kids and adults catch are passed by hands infected with germs, and alcohol hand sanitizers are extremely effective at eliminating this threat.

What should I do if my child swallows Frais Hand Sanitizer?

If your child ingests Frais Hand Sanitizer you should IMMEDIATELY call:

Your physician or pediatrician or your local poison control center.

In the United States, call the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.

In Australia, call the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26.

In New Zealand, call the Poisons Information Centre on 0800764766.

In the UK, call the National Poisons Emergency Number at 0870 600 6266.

Do not wait for symptoms of poisoning to develop. Where possible bring the container to the telephone; advise the amount taken and time since consumption; carefully follow the advice given.

Should I be concerned about any side effects of using Frais Hand Sanitizer?

There are no side effects of using Frais Hand Sanitizer.  As with all drugs regulated by the United States FDA, you should use as directed.

Is it safe to use your hands to eat or handle food with your hands right after using Frais Hand Sanitizer?

Yes.  Once the Frais Hand Sanitizer has evaporated from your hands, which takes 15-30 seconds, your hands are safe for handling food, free of most common germs.

I have heard Frais Hand Sanitizer can remove water marks from wood furniture. How does that work?

Our fans suggest using Frais Hand Sanitizer for an easy solution to an old problem, water marks on the dining table. Dampen a clean cloth with Frais Hand Sanitizer. Be sure to test on a small area of the wood surface first to make sure it won't hurt the finish. Skim the surface of the water mark with the dampened cloth. The alcohol in Frais Hand Sanitizer gradually absorbs water embedded in the wood and then evaporates, and the essential oils protect the wood. Use a small amount of hand sanitizer at first, and gradually add more until the water mark is removed. Finish with furniture polish.

I have heard that Frais Hand Sanitizer is perfect for sterilizing hands and feet before and after pedicures and manicures. How do I use it for that?

The New South Wales, Australia Public Health Department recommends sanitizer for proper hygiene before a manicure or pedicure. "The skin area to be treated should be cleaned with a skin antiseptic. Nail files, emery boards, and buffers must be cleaned (before use). All equipment/instruments must be cleaned after a procedure." Frais Hand Sanitizer can be used to clean skin and instruments because it kills most hazardous germs on contact. Frais also leaves skin and nails fresh and moisturized. At their launch event, the chic Four Seasons Palo Alto spa used Frais Hand Sanitizer for sanitizing feet before massage. Guests loved it!

Where can I obtain a European Union Product Information Pack (PIP) for Frais Hand Sanitizer or Frais Towelettes?

An EU Product Infomation Pack (PIP) describing Frais Hand Sanitizer is available by emailing [email protected], or by writing to Frais Luxury Products Pty Ltd, 64 Borough High Street, London SE1 1XF UK.

What does Frais Hand Sanitizer do?

Frais Hand Sanitizer kills 99.9% of most common germs that may cause illness. It is especially useful when clean water and soap are not readily available.

How does Frais Hand Sanitizer benefit me?

Studies have shown that good hand hygiene is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 80% of all infectious illnesses are spread by the hands.  Frais Hand Sanitizer is a convenient, effective way to kill germs that may cause disease and that are transmitted by hands.

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Which germs does Frais Hand Sanitizer kill?

As an over-the-counter drug in the United States, the FDA requires that Frais makes no specific claims for which bacteria, spores, viruses, and fungi Frais Hand Sanitizer kills. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Mayo Clinic have made specific strong claims about 60-70% ethyl alcohol solutions used as disinfectants for staph, many bacteria, and various viruses including Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella choleraesuis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Herpes Simplex Type 1, Influenza A2. On 25 April, 2009, the San Jose Mercury News reported in Dirty Hands Spread Dangerous Diseases like Swine Flu that "The Centers for Disease Control says the most important way to prevent the transmission of dangerous diseases, including swine flu, is to frequently wash your hands with soap or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol." .

For how long after I use Frais Hand Sanitizer does it kill germs?

Frais Hand Sanitizer has no residual germ-killing effect. Frais Hand Sanitizer kills germs on contact, but once it has evaporated, the germ-killing action has stopped.   We recommend using regularly when coming into contact with germs or in public spaces.

Does the use of germ-killing products eliminate “the good germs” or create “super germs”?

The Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal reports "Washing the hands with regular soap and water temporarily eliminates some of the body’s good germs while it gets rid of the bad germs. The same is true when using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. However, in both cases, the body quickly replenishes the good germs on the hands – often moving them in from just up the arms (where there are fewer harmful germs). So there is no harm in using regular soap or alcohol-based products. In fact, regular hand cleaning improves the proportion of “good germs” on the hands. There is no risk of antibacterial resistance when using regular soap or alcohol-based products. The alcohol in sanitizers evaporates quickly and completely, leaving no residue behind to which organisms could adapt. Some scientists are concerned the ingredients in antibacterial soap, though, may cause resistance." (Aiello et al: Consumer antibacterial soaps: effective or just risky? Clin Infect Dis, 2007). (courtesy of drgreene.com)

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Are sanitizers like Frais Hand Sanitizer which use alcohol to kill germs preferable to those using benzalkonium chloride or triclosan?

The Mayo Clinic (2007) recommends consumers use only alcohol-based hand sanitizers, and never “waterless” products which use benzalkonium chloride or triclosan, which may lead to “super germs”.  The United States CDC (2001) reports that the recent increase of surface antibacterial agents or biocides into healthy households may contribute to the resistance problem (to germs), and specifically mentions benzalkonium chloride and triclosan as chemicals that may promote antibiotic-resistant bacteria and viruses, such as recent virulent MRSA strains. The CDC also reports that concern is irrelevant with (germ-killing) substances that do not leave residues (e.g., alcohols, bleaches, and peroxides)

Chris Peot, Biosolids Manager at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant in Washington, DC, would like to ban triclosan because of the effect on the environment. "Triclosan shows up at a few parts per million in biosolids, and if we are alarmed by this we should be outraged by the levels in the products we buy. I've seen hand sanitizers at 5% triclosan by weight, which is 50,000,000 ppm. This is the product that we are required to send to school in the fall with our kids (I have 4 and 6 yr old boys) and that they lather their hands and faces with presumably to avoid catching colds and spreading germs. If we are alarmed by a few ppm in the biosolids, we should be livid about the products that are sold in our society, and we should concentrate our efforts in getting them off the shelves."

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Are the new sanitizers based on herbal ingredients like thyme as effective as Frais at killing germs?

Thyme oil has shown mixed results in killing a few types of germs in a laboratory setting, but it has never been tested on human skin in a published study. It also does nothing to harm many sort of germs. These thyme products are Not sanctioned by the US FDA, Health Canada, the Australian TGA, or European Biocidial authorities, as alcohol-based sanitizers clearly are and have been for decades. For a thorough consumer evaulation of the two, please see Preemie Premiere.

How do most infectious diseases spread?

According to the CDC, the hands are one of the most frequent transmission routes for many types of infections as they come into direct contact with known portals of entry for pathogens (mouth, nose, conjunctiva of the eyes). Therefore, practicing proper hand hygiene is the easiest way to help reduce infections. Another way that some infections can spread is through the air, which is why it is important to cover your mouth with a tissue when you sneeze.

What is the proper way to practice hand hygiene?

Use soap and water, especially when hands are visibly dirty. Wash hands with soap and warm water for 15 to 20 seconds. When soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Apply enough product to thoroughly wet hands, then rub hands together briskly until dry.

Are your products hypoallergenic?

Frais uses only natural essential oils along with mild man-made food-grade ingredients like alcohol and cellulose.  Our product has been thoroughly tested on humans with no reaction, but a person could find themselves mildly allergic to one of our ingredients.  We recommend doing a patch test before using any new cosmetic product.

Are your products non-comedogenic?

This term refers to ingredients - such as mineral oil, petrolatum and paraffin - that may clog pores. We do not use any of these ingredients in our products.

Does Frais Hand Sanitizer contain gluten?

We do not use gluten in Frais Hand Sanitizer.

Why do you use ethyl alcohol in Frais Hand Sanitizer?

Alcohol is a natural disinfectant. According to the American Journal of Infection Control, August 1995, "Alcohols applied to the skin are among the safest known antiseptics."

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Isn’t alcohol drying to the skin?

Some alcohol grades such as isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) can be drying to the skin.  Frais’ high grade sugarcane alcohol evaporates quickly and does not remove the skin's moisture and natural oils. Frais Hand Sanitizer contains a unique blend of essential oils that helps moisturize hands to leave them feeling soft and smooth. The British Journal of Dermatology and many others report that using hand sanitizer regularly actually is less drying to the hands than using soap and water; many people simply do not wash their hands sufficiently or properly using soap and water.

Does Frais Hand Sanitizer create resistant germs?

Since alcohol evaporates quickly, the likelihood of organisms developing resistance to ethyl alcohol is low and less likely than chemicals with long persistence.

Where can I buy Frais?

Frais is currently available in the United States and Australia.  Please see our Products page for details.

In what sizes are Frais Hand Sanitizer hand sanitizers available?

Frais Hand Sanitizer is offered in a variety of sizes. See our Products page to find the size to meet your needs.

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Frais Hand Sanitizer would be fantastic for my customers or employees.   Do you offer Frais wholesale?

Providing Frais Hand Sanitizer to customers or employees is an elegant way to show how important they are to your business.  Frais is perfect for meetings, restaurants, conferences, gyms, sporting events, and transportation.  Frais offers commercial packs of fifty 6ml bottles as well as 1ml sachets.  Contact sales at [email protected] for pricing and product information.

What if I'd like to return something I have purchased online?

It is important to us that you are completely satisfied with our products. If you have any problems or questions concerning your order or are dissatisfied for any reason with either the product or its condition upon arrival, please contact us immediately at [email protected]. We will either replace the product or refund your money.

Do you ship internationally and can I pay in another currency?

Frais Shopping is based in the United States, but we also do offer some products in Australia.  Please click on the Australian flag to enter the Frais Shopping Australia site.   We can offer our products to most countries from the United States via FedEx International shipping.  Frais Shopping charges orders through PayPal which allows payment from a local bank or credit card account in local currency.

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