It's that time of the year when germs spread faster than you can say "flu shot." With that said, you better wash your hands (especially if you deal with public transportation, like me in NYC). Even better, carry around a hand sanitizer. Sure, it may seem obsessive, but I did not get a flu shot so I can't take any chances. Luckily I recently discovered Frais Hand Sanitizer, which is like an upgrade from your average one.

Frais Hand Sanitizer comes from Australia, home of all-natural and organic, so I knew there'd be some goodies. And there are. Not only is the alcohol from sugarcane, which produces three times more alcohol per area than corn, but the alcohol from sugar cane consumes four times less energy. Good to know!

Frais Hand Sanitizer is also packed with great essential oils, a whopping eight in total, including: ginger, tangerine, lemon myrtle, niaouli, orange, basil, grapefruit and cardamom. So as you would imagine, it doesn't only make the scent more enticing but that extra protection for your hands. Tangerine alone treats skin ailments and increases circulation, while lemon myrtle is a natural antiseptic. Basil improves skin tone and orange is a natural antioxidant that protects your skin cells from damage. It keeps going! Cardamom has anti-inflammatory properties and grapefruit has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, not to mention it tones the skin and tissues.

Frais Hand Sanitizer is only $3.50 for the pocket size. A truly terrific bargain that smells great and keeps you from catching germs.

Active ingredient: ethyl alcohol (66%)

Inactive ingredients: 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.