Zero waste hand sanitisers are a great way to prevent waste, and even with vaccines, it’s likely that they will be used for some time to come (and forever, in the medical industry). A quality hand sanitiser usually contains alcohol and plant-based biodegradable ingredients. Also see zero waste hand soaps.
Most of these are in glass bottles, you can recycle any plastic hygiene tops with most plastic bottle household recycling schemes these days (they just float to the top in the water bath, check with your council). Avoid essential oils for pregnancy/nursing, avoid rosemary oil for high blood pressure.
- Herbowski Hand Sanitizer is made with cane alcohol, aloe vera and medicinal herbs. Formulated by a pharmacist/herbalist.
- Purdy & Figg Hygenic Hand Sanitizer is clinically proven to kill 99.99% of bacteria, with over 70% alcohol, sweet orange & pink grapefruit. 300 uses.
- Haoma Hand Sanitiser is an anti-bacterial spray, with tea tree & orange oils. Made with minimum 60% alcohol & Fair Trade organic sugarcane ethanol.
- Bloomtown Organic Hand Sanitiser is made with 70% alcohol, infused with palm-oil-free plant glycerine and essential oils of lemon, cinnamon, cloves, eucalyptus and rosemary. 1 bottle provides around 750 spritzes.