Sunday, 3 May 2020

Natural Hand Sanitisers:The Castilian Soap Co, Alteya Organics, The Secret Garden, Haoma

I found it difficult at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak to find a hand sanitiser (or loo roll for that matter!) The first one I tried was part of a secret project by a London perfumer (fabulous) and I've since gone on to source a few more. My latest ones are from Love Lula from The Castilian Soap Company and Alteya Organics.

The first one I bought was from a Root to Market order from The Secret Herb Garden. Their The Secret Garden Natural Hand Sanitiser with Lavender & Thyme (£6 - 50ml) is housed in a glass recyclable spray bottle. It is made with ethanol, distilled water, vegetable glycerine and essential oils It has a lovely lavender scent and I find it very effective if slightly drying. 

Haoma's Hand Sanitiser (50ml - £16) won Best Hand Sanitiser at the recent Beauty Shortlist Awards. It comes housed in an attractive spray glass bottle. It's made with 96% pure certified organic, fair trade sugarcane ethanol. The lab-tested formula contains a minimum of 60% alcohol along with softening glycerin. Antibacterial organic Tea Tree & Sweet Orange essential oils give it an earthy/citrus scent. It's easy to spray onto hands, has a powerful (but pleasant scent) and leaves hands feeling sanitised and protected.

The two latest ones in my stash are from Love Lula. The Castilian Soap Company Natural Hand Sanitiser with Peppermint & Chamomile (50ml - £9.50) is the most nourishing of the four. It's presented in a plastic pump action bottle which is recyclable. The scent is pure Murray Mints! Like the others it's formulated with Ethanol as well as Chamomile water and Peppermint essential oil along with plant glycerin. It's a handy size to pop in your bag or pocket. 

Alteya Organics Hand Cleanser is the largest of the selection (100ml) and currently on offer at £6.36 (normal price £7.95). It's presented in a plastic pump action bottle which is recyclable. Formulated with 70% denatured ethyl alcohol, organic glycerin and organic Lavender essential oil. Lavender is antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiseptic and works well with the higher alcohol content. It has quite a strong lavender scent and dries quickly.

I've been very impressed these natural sanitisers. What are your favourites?

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