Dr. Squatch, a California-based company that normally specializes in unique body soaps, beard oils, and colognes, is starting to produce hand sanitizer to meet demands during the coronavirus pandemic. And for every $20 four-pack of the new scentless hand sanitizer you buy from their website, the company will donate a bottle to healthcare workers at UCLA Health, BronxCare Health System, Tulane Medical Center, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, or Wellstar Hospitals.
Hand sanitizer, a vital tool in fighting the spread of the virus, has been a rare sight on store shelves over the past few months. That’s forced some outside-the-box thinking from companies like breweries and distilleries, many of which have shifted their normal manufacturing to include hand sanitizer to sell to customers or donate to hospitals and other facilities.
The company based their ingredients on FDA recommendations, which state all hand sanitizers should be at least 60 percent alcohol. (Dr. Squatch comes in at 80.) The company also said they have an all-natural sanitizer currently in the works.
To buy a four-pack, head to the Dr. Squatch website to place an order. But remember, while hand sanitizer is a great way to kill germs, the best bet for most people is to thoroughly wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
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