Why Did We Jump on the Alcohol Hand Cleaning Bandwagon?


I thought really long and hard before we came out with our Cleansing Hand Gel for Hands with Alcohol.  People brought the concept of it to me early in the game of the Coronoavirus and I said no because I didn't want to profit from fear - it felt icky to me and I wasn't interested.  Also you could buy rinse-free hand cleaners from people who I loved like Kosmatology.  I still said no when everyone was sold out because you could make them yourselves at home.  But then the ingredients to do that sold out too.  And then it shifted from feeding fear to meeting a need and being of service which I can get behind.  I polled my Green Beauty Gathering FB group and asked if it would be useful for us to make one available.  They overwhelmingly said yes so I was in.  

We already make an alcohol-based hand situation for our team to use around the office but if we were going to make it for YOU we had to elevate it.  And having spoken with MANY alcohol manufacturers in the last two weeks I can tell you that not everyone is doing the same - folks are buying alcohol left and right, regardless of quality, regardless of grade, to put it into a product to sell it.  We went with the highest grade of Ethyl Alcohol you can get (ACS - American Chemical Society - Reagent Grade) which is acceptable for food, drug, or medicinal use and can be used for ACS applications or for general procedures that require stringent quality specifications and a purity of ≥95%.  

We then added in Organic Aloe Vera which means that, generally speaking, hands are softer and not stripped from use.  Next came Organic Gotu Kola, Wild Geranium, Organic Dandelion which all act to repair skin.  And because I'd like you to have a pleasant experience in total we scented it with Lavender Essential Oil so it smells dreamy!  

We're limiting it to 5 pieces per order in an effort to be able to help as many families as we can.  I hope it helps you!  You can grab it HERE.


  • Toni Kaplan

    I look forward to receiving this hand sanitizer.

  • Dennifer Kann

    Erin, thank you so much for making this product available! We haven’t been able to find hand sanitizer in our area of GA, so your product is a Godsend!! Stay healthy and thanks again!

  • Ann Arvia

    Waaah… you’re already sold out! Let us know when/if another batch is ready

  • Ann Arvia

    Thanks Erin, I’ve scoured the upper west side to try & find Aloe Gel & clearly jumped on that bandwagon too late. I was going to go to the Plant Shed today to buy a couple aloe plants to scoop out the “gel” myself but now I can order from you! Merci beaucoup & stay healthy!

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