Lately, you've probably been spending a lot more time washing your hands or perhaps slathering on hand sanitizer. Keeping everything clean and germ-free is the ultimate goal, especially now.
Even though I've been staying at home and only going out to get groceries, I've been blowing through my stockpile of soaps and hand sanitizers. I've been really careful to wash or sanitize my hands throughout the day, especially after I've opened a package, while handling food products or cooking, and when I go to my mailbox or throw out the trash in my apartment building. Let's just say I've had to order refills more than once in the past two months.
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But as you might know, some essential items can be hard to come by these days. Toilet paper, cleaning supplies, certain foods, and even workout gear are all in high demand. Hand sanitizers are included in that list. Getting your hands on a bottle of Purell is highly unlikely right now.
The good news (and yes there is some) is that there are a lot of other options for hand sanitizers still in stock that work just as well. To help, I've rounded up a list of our favorite ones. Take a look below and happy hand-cleaning!
By Humankind's grapefruit hand sanitizer comes in a large eight-ounce bottle so you can use it to refill four travel-size sanitizer bottles, reducing your footprint. Plus, $1 of each sanitizer sold goes to the Robin Hood Relief Fund, helping those in need in NYC.
Vegamour's hypoallergenic hand sanitizer contains 75% isopropyl alcohol to kill germs, plus organic aloe vera and marula oil to lock in moisture on your hands. With every purchase, 20% of the proceeds will got to Project Angel Food, an organization that prepares and distributes food to people affected by life-threatening illnesses in Los Angeles.
This hand sanitizer comes in four different scents: eucalyptus, watermelon, lavender, and unscented. It's formulated with 65% ethyl alcohol, aloe vera, and vitamin E, and it all absorbs quickly into your skin.
Small enough to fit in your pocket, Touchland's Power Mist makes sure your hands are evenly sanitized. Ingredients include 67% ethyl alcohol, aloe vera, and essential oils. And the small container is good for 500-plus spritzes—you'll only need about two to three sprays each use.
This hand sanitizer contains antiseptic tea tree oil and lavender essential oils for an effective and great-smelling product. Just spray one to two pumps, rub your hands together, let dry, and you'll be good to go.
Natural skincare brand Clark's Botanicals shifted 100% of its production to hand sanitizers. The formula will kill germs with 71% ethyl alcohol, but it's also clean and doesn't contain parabens, phthalates, and sulfates. The brand is also donating bottles to Northwell Health and Montefiore medical centers.
Another brand that started producing hand sanitizers during this crisis, Peter Thomas Roth is also donating 5000 products to workers on the frontlines at Northwell Health hospitals in New York. The product contains 80% alcohol, comes in a spray bottle, and is available in two sizes, two-ounce and six-ounce.
Orly's hand sanitizer contains 75% isopropyl alcohol to disinfect and kill germs, and it doesn't have additional fragrances or oils. Orly has donated 10,000 units to Los Angeles, specifically to help its at-risk homeless population.
This hand sanitizer is made with just four ingredients: 75% isopropyl alcohol, glycerin, hydrogen peroxide, and purified water USP. And like its parent company, Orly, Sparitual donated 5000 units to the City of Los Angeles.
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