Well, I never thought I’d find myself writing a blog post about hand sanitizers. But funny how things change! Due to current events, you are probably looking to stock up on some. But it is a CHALLENGE, I tell ya! Most of the stores are wiped clean and a lot are just totally out of stock online. I did a deep dive on the internet to find some options for you. And guess what, they are all NATURAL! No funky ingredients here.
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Some conventional sanitizers (like Purell) contain ingredients that I try to avoid such as propylene glycol, synthetic fragrance, artificial dyes, and retinyl palmitate. So here are some better options that are still effective.
Before we begin, the CDC recommends at least 60% alcohol be used in the ingredients for a hand sanitizer. So that’s why I list the amounts for each! And obviously, washing with soap and water is best, but sometimes that isn’t always available which is why it’s nice to have a sanitizer on hand! 🧼
Please note: Due to the high demand during the coronavirus pandemic, some of the sanitizers below might be temporarily sold out or out of stock. Keep checking back often because I know some of the formulators and they are working their butts off to make them available to you ASAP! 🤲
14+ Natural Sanitizer Options
62% ethyl alcohol • I want to try this one! It has pretty minimal ingredients and has aloe which should help to keep hands hydrated. And tea tree! Also available from The Detox Market.
Alcohol-free • If you don’t want to go the alcohol route! This uses organic witch hazel extract, lavender essential oil, aloe vera, and vegetable glycerin. Comes in glass!
Alcohol-free • Another alcohol-free botanical blend. It’s also available on Thrive Market but it looks like they stopped taking orders temporarily.
64% ethyl alcohol • This is one I currently have and it smells so good (not alcohol-y). If you’ve used the On Guard essential oil blend then you know the smell! You might be able to buy from a DoTerra distributor for cheaper if you know one.
70% isopropyl alcohol • I use this brand for my dental care so I was excited to see them roll out a sanitizer. They sell bundles too so you can actually stock up and not just get one. And they are huge, 16 ounces! It seems like they are citrusy.
62% organic ethyl alcohol • You might be able to find this at places like Whole Foods. Or the link above goes to Target and you can see if your local store has it.
62% organic alcohol • Again, this is one that may be available at a local Whole Foods grocery store.
65% ethanol • This is a gel that also contains aloe and lavender. Code ORGANICALLYBECCA saves you on her site!
62% ethyl alcohol • Another one with aloe and they come in a few different scents. Check your local Target!
65% ethyl alcohol • This is the cute robin’s egg blue one pictured above. What’s unique is this one comes with little wipes on the bottom. And it’s a twist and lock. Pretty chic if you ask me! It smells nice and light with hints of citrus. I love this one!
Also available at Aillea Beauty.
63% ethyl alcohol • Naturally scented with organic tangerine, orange, and grapefruit essential oils. Looks like a great option!
Alcohol-free (colloidal silver) • Colloidal silver is a strong natural antibacterial! If you want an option without alcohol, this is a good choice that also has organic essential oils.
63% grape alcohol • This one has super clean, organic ingredients and looks like it comes in a glass bottle too. Through the month of April, sanitizer proceeds will be donated to Feeding America and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.
Isopropyl alcohol • This one is limited edition and you can’t actually buy it by itself, however, it does come FREE with any Saie order! So cool. I love their dew balms and mascara.
70% isopropyl alcohol • Sustainably packaged in a glass bottle! It also contains a small amount of hydrogen peroxide and Vitamin E to moisturize skin.
75% isopropyl alcohol • Comes in a 4-pack and made with just four ingredients.
70% organic cane alcohol • Emma made a bunch of these herbal guys and is giving them away for free, but you can also supply a donation if you wish. She has amazing skincare products too, code ORGANICALLYBECCA saves you on your first purchase!
+60% organic grape alcohol • Another one in a glass bottle! Really clean ingredients and essential oils in this formula.
66% alcohol • This is available in Lavender Tea Tree or Orange Tea Tree in a cute travel-size bottle.
DIY Homemade Hand Sanitizer or Find Local Makers
- There are tons of DIY recipes on Pinterest if you have the supplies, like this recipe from Our Oily House
- Search on Etsy and you can find a plethora of independent makers that sell their own sanitizers
- Or ask around some of your favorite local shops, artisans, and makers to see if they make any!
If you know of any others, please share below in the comments and I’ll add them to the list. Stay safe and healthy, my friends! 💚