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If you thought scoring tickets to your favorite music festival were hard, try scoring hand sanitizer these days. Stores are shopped out of antibacterial hand sanitizer, and availability isn’t much better online. Amazon still has hand sanitizer available as of this writing (see latest stock here), though quantities are limited. Some of Amazon’s options are also not shipping until late May or early June.
If you need hand sanitizer right away, we’ve found six other sites online that have sanitizer in stock and shipping immediately. All of our picks meet the CDC-recommended guidelines, which encourage the use of alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) with at least 60% ethanol content.
Hand sanitizer is a hot commodity these days, as people try to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Our suggestion: stock up while you can and shop quickly before quantities run out.
1. Purophy Hand & Surface Cleansing Mist
If you’re looking for a safe and effective formula, we like this plant-based “cleansing mist” from Purophy.
Suitable for both your hands and to disinfect surfaces, the mist is formulated with 70% alcohol to exceed CDC recommendations by 10%. It also contains all-natural aloe vera to help soothe the skin.
Stock up with this special six-pack, which includes three spray bottles and three mini refill bottles. Each bottle is 60ml.
2. Cabinet Instant Hand Cleanser
This health essentials start-up is selling hand cleanser with 70% alcohol to help kill germs. The formula also contains a blend of lemongrass oil, lemon, pine, orange peel and cypress leaves to leave your hands feeling — and smelling — fresh and clean. This set includes two, 60ml bottles.
3. Sabon Patchouli Lavender Vanilla Hand Sanitizer
Known for their soaps and bath products, Sabon is stepping up with the production of hand sanitizers too. This is the first time the company has made hand sanitizers.
This one contains 60% alcohol to kill germs and is infused with vitamin E beads to protect the skin, and propylene glycol for a boost of hydration. The formula contains no harsh chemicals and is completely sulfate-free and paraben-free, making this suitable for people with sensitive skin too.
It comes in a soothing patchouli lavender vanilla scent, which is surprisingly refreshing (note: the custom scent will leave your hands lightly fragranced).
This is a 200ml bottle of hand sanitizer, and comes with a pump for easy dispersing. Use this around the house, or use it to refill your small, reusable hand sanitizer bottles.
ALSO CONSIDER: Sabon Pink Cotton Hand Sanitizer
Want a pocket-sized hand sanitizer to keep in your car, bag or on the go? This one also contains 60% alcohol and vitamin E and comes in a subtle “pink cotton” scent that’s easy on the nose. This is an 80ml bottle.
4. DS Laboratories Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer
This hand sanitizer contains 62% alcohol and works quickly. For every sale of hand sanitizer, the company says it will donate one hand sanitizer to healthcare personnel and those in need. The company says it will also supply and distribute thousands of units of hand sanitizer free-of-charge to its pharmacy and physicians’ network.
This purchase gets you a 500ml bottle of hand sanitizer.
5. Twisted Tomboy Rinse-Free Hand Wash
Washington state-based Twisted Tomboy has this hand wash available, to help keep bacteria at bay. This formula contains 62% alcohol to disinfect, and things like aloe, lavender and other botanicals to keep hands soft, healthy and stink-free. The rinse-free wash dries in seconds, with no greasy or sticky residue.
Choose from lavender or citrus scent. This is a four-ounce bottle.
6. byHumankind Hand Sanitizer
The chic personal care products site, byHumankind, has just released a skin-soothing hand sanitizer. The gel formula contains just two ingredients: 65% alcohol, and hyaluronic acid, to keep skin hydrated.
The company says $1 from each hand sanitizer sold will go to The Robin Hood Relief Fund, providing emergency support to those affected by COVID-19 in the New York area.
Choose from grapefruit or unscented. The grapefruit version adds grapefruit essential oils to the mix. This hand sanitizer comes in an 8oz. bottle.
7. Hempz Herbal Hand Sanitizer
This hand sanitizer contains 63% alcohol to kill germs, along with all-natural hemp seed oil to help soothe irritated skin (I.e. dry skin from washing your hands so often). The addition of coconut oil helps to moisturize and keep your hands soft and smooth.
Hempz says this hand sanitizer is effective at killing 99.99% of germs on contact. This is a 500ml pump bottle — the largest on our list.
8. Uncle Bud’s Organic Hemp Hand Sanitizer
Another hand sanitizer with hemp, this one is made with 70% pure alcohol and organic hemp seed oil. It’ll keep your hands safe and germ-free, while killing up to 99.9% of common germs and bacteria. This is sold as an eight-ounce pump bottle.
9. Babyganics Fragrance-Free Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer
Prefer a more gentle hand sanitizer? This one from Babyganics is safe for the whole family (kids included) with no alcohol, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, artificial fragrances or dyes. It’s hypoallergenic formula makes it great for those with sensitive skin too.
Babyganices says the formula still effectively kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria, and the moisturizing formula won’t dry out hands. This is a 16-ounce bottle.
10. Dr.J’s Hand Sanitizer
This convenient pump-bottle formula contains 75% alcohol, which the company says will kill germs and bacteria in under three seconds. It’s also packed with vitamin E and aloe vera extract to be extra gentle on hands. This is a great deal on a large 500ml bottle.