In stock now and ready for pick-up at the distillery or immediate FREE shipping anywhere in the continental US! 1 gallon of liquid hand sanitizer appropriate for use in refilling spray bottles or other dispensers. Manufactured in strict accordance to World Health Organization specifications (formulation #2). Made from isopropyl alcohol - NOT ethanol. (The FDA has recently tightened restrictions on the use of ethanol in hand sanitizer.) In checkout, simply select either "distillery pick-up" or "flat rate shipping (which is FREE).
FDA guidance for distilleries producing hand sanitizer stipulates that it must be made from the following ingredients ONLY: Alcohol (either ethanol or isopropyl); glycerin, hydrogen peroxide, and water. That’s it. No aloe vera, no exotic botanicals, no vitamin E, etc. The key “active” ingredient in hand sanitizer, obviously, is the alcohol. The vast majority of hand sanitizers on the market now are being made with denatured ethanol. This is the cheapest form of alcohol available at this time by far. It typically has a “boozy” smell to it, often similar to tequila. The FDA has recently tightened restrictions on the use of ethanol in hand sanitizer due to concern about hazardous impurities. Rather than using denatured ethanol, we use only isopropyl alcohol in our hand sanitizer - the form typically found in rubbing alcohol.
Why don’t more companies use isopropyl in formulating sanitizer? Initially they did; however, there quickly became a global shortage of isopropyl which drove costs up significantly. As a result, hand sanitizer made from isopropyl alcohol costs more to make than sanitizer made from repurposed ethanol. Our hand sanitizer contains precisely the ingredients specified by the FDA – no more, no less.
Alcohol is the key active ingredient in hand sanitizer, and it must contain enough of it to do its job effectively. The FDA requires that distilleries making hand sanitizer for consumer use adhere to World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations. That means if it’s made from ethanol, it should be formulated to 80% alcohol by volume. If it’s made from isopropyl, it must be formulated to 75% alcohol by volume. The amount of alcohol in the sanitizer should be clearly stated on the label. Our hand sanitizer is made using isopropyl alcohol, and as such, is formulated to 75% alcohol by volume.