I hope you are all safe and well and are feeling good. If you aren’t feeling great, keep going, you don’t have to feel perfect and productive everyday, so be kind to yourself.
Today I want to talk to you about hand sanitisers. Now we are all using hand sanitisers so much more with the threat of COVID 19 still upon us. And as I work in retail (for now), I have heard many anecdotes about how some are so drying on the hands, they smell awful etc etc. So although an absolute necessary when on the go, I know that a nice smelling and moisturising sanitiser is on most people’s wish lists at the moment. As well as being good for your skin and good for your nose, why not make it good for the environment too?
I have been doing a bit of research and I have rounded up my top 5 natural, eco friendly hand sanitisers.
I hope you enjoy! (PS. If you could spread the word about the blog, I would be most grateful – I am on Instagram and Facebook too!).
Evolve Beauty ‘Keep Calm & Spray On Hand Cleanser.’
Based in Hertfordshire, Evolve beauty makes their products in small batches, all of which are vegan, cruelty free and eco-friendly. Their studio is also an ‘Eco-Studio’ with it running on sustainable low energy lighting and wind power!! Yesss!!! How good is that??!!
This product contains 70% alcohol, so it does the job of killing 99.9% of bacteria on your hands, but it also contains organic glycerine, so it looks after your hands too! It is a spray sanitiser rather than a gel, so you use less (they estimate the 30ml bottle contains 60 uses, and you can also buy the full sized bottle too. The 30ml bottle is great for keeping in the car, handbag or by the door. The scent is refreshing Bergamot, which is apparently known for it’s antiviral benefits.
And if that isn’t enough, they also offer a ‘Buy one and Donate One’ – that is what I call an ethical brand.
‘Buy One & Donate One: Your purchase of a Keep Calm And Spray On Cleanser means that we are able to donate a bottle to a charity or good cause that needs it on your behalf.’
Neal’s Yard ‘Natural Defence Hand Spray’
This hand sanitiser from Neal’s Yard is probably the first natural, eco-friendly and cruelty free one that I had heard of. I have already spoken about Neal’s Yard and their fantastic range of natural products and this one is no different. Once again, this contains 70% alcohol, so it is more than enough to kill 99.9% of bacteria.
Once again this is a spray, so is perfect for keeping in your bag or drawer, and you can even use it to wipe down surfaces with a cloth.
Bramley Hand Sanitiser Gel
I love Bramley, they really make uplifting products and this hand sanitiser is no different. A gel consistency this time, it leaves your hands smelling lovely, with essential oils including; peppermint, rosemary and spearmint. And you may think that it is not eco-friendly being in a plastic bottle, but you would be mistaken. Bramley uses, where necessary, biopolymer plastic bottles, which are made from sugar cane. Plus, if you really love this products, you can have a larger glass bottle to keep in your home or business.
Beauty Kitchen ‘Organic Vegan Hand Sanitiser.’
Now £10.00 for 2, (usually £19.00 for 2)
Beauty Kitchen is very much aware of the hidden microplastics found in products, and ensure that they do not incorporate them into their products under any circumstances. They work with the Plastic Soup Foundation to ensure their products do not contain any microplastics.
As well as containing sanitising alcohol, it also contains Aloe Vera and Vegetable Glycerine to maintain moisturised hands and to prevent any drying or chapping.
Purdy and Figg ‘Charlotte’s Floral Hand Sanitiser Spray.’
Now this is a brand that I discovered during lockdown via Instagram and they produce a lovely range of hand sanitisers. They have 3 scents which include:
- Charlotte’s Floral
- Wild and Woody
- Original Citrus
The one I have chosen (because it literally has my name on it!) is floral, with rose geranium, which makes it smell like a perfume, rather than eye-wateringly strong as some others are.
Again, they take the form of a spray, so don’t leave your hands tacky, as so many do, and are contained in glass bottles, with refills available in the near future. The range all contain over 70% alcohol, so those germs won’t be on your hands for very long.
So there we are, I’ve spoilt you with 5 amazing eco-friendly brands with fabulous hand sanitisers to help keep you safe throughout this pandemic. Remember to wash your hands when you can, and be sensible and safe.