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Where you buy hand sanitiser?

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Undecided91 Mon 30-Mar-20 18:30:28

Help we are running out of hand sanitiser - where do you buy yours? I am not going to pay a tenner for 50ml bottle so please dont offer this. It breakes my heart that I bought my 3bottles of 200ml for 3quids 2months ago. Should have stocked up on it I know sad

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WiseUpJanetWeiss Mon 30-Mar-20 18:34:22

There is very little about. I have to say I’m not using any: just touching as few things as possible outside the house, avoiding touching my face outside the house, and good hand washing. Are you still in work OP?

ErrolTheDragon Mon 30-Mar-20 18:49:47

Is there a specific reason you need sanitiser rather than washing with soap or hand gel? - washing is more effective.

NotEverythingIsBlackandwhite Mon 30-Mar-20 19:15:57

Use washing up liquid and just wash your hands properly. I haven't seen a single hand sanitizer in a shop for several weeks.

Mysocalledlifexx Mon 30-Mar-20 19:18:22

Havent seen any cant even get hand wash anymore.

Inthemuckheap Mon 30-Mar-20 19:27:31

Just use soap and water and leave the hand sanitiser for those who really need it. Far too many key workers caring for vulnerable people without appropriate PPE because Joe Public bought up all available hand sanitiser.

EmpressMaudie Mon 30-Mar-20 19:27:55

You can buy it from perfume makers, which is where I bought mine, but it is rather more expensive than the hand sanitisers from the supermarket.

perfumesociety.org/helping-hands-fragrance-houses-producing-hand-santisers/

Freshairimportanttoo Mon 30-Mar-20 19:29:05

I don't know op but I think there are supply issues.

Titsywoo Mon 30-Mar-20 19:29:51

I was in Waitrose earlier doing my weekly shop and the lady offered me one as she had several behind the till. Big bottle for £3.49. Worth asking at places?

BrexpatInSwitzerland Mon 30-Mar-20 19:29:54

You don't - not around here, anyway. It's all sold out.

On the upside: soap and water do a wonderful job overall!

ClosedAuraOpenMind Mon 30-Mar-20 19:32:38

bought some at our local gin distillery, which, like lots of distilleries, us now making hand sanitizer

it was about £2/3 for 50ml, so not too expensive

bought a bottle of gin too grinthough this wasn't compulsory!!

Hannah021 Mon 30-Mar-20 19:33:06

Before this mess, i got 500ml for a pound from b&m... Now thats done and dusted...

passmethewineplease Mon 30-Mar-20 19:35:56

I managed to get some from BM the other day, was a new brand.

All good and well saying wash your hands, that’s fine when you have access to soap and water but if you’re out then sanitiser is idea. I take it when I do the food shop.

Justyou Mon 30-Mar-20 19:48:10

Superdrug has it online but you have to click & collect i think if you are passing any

littlemixarerubbish Mon 30-Mar-20 20:44:06

What are the brands available in B&M and Superdrug? I'm surprised it's anywhere as my NHS team can't get hold of any at the moment confused

passmethewineplease Tue 31-Mar-20 00:07:01

Superdrug is just their own brand. BM was one I haven’t seen before.

kissmelittleass Tue 31-Mar-20 00:25:09

Dh actually found some Tesco make 200ml bottles yesterday! Was shocked! Myself and the younger kids haven't left the house so we don't need them but my eldest is still working and has a lot of public contact on his rounds so was delighted dh found some for him .

PeytonManning Tue 31-Mar-20 00:28:25

I made some and distilled it into travel bottles for when I go to the supermarket. Other than that, I just wash my hands.

AvocadosBeforeMortgages Tue 31-Mar-20 00:30:48

I also found some bottles in Tesco yesterday... I was shocked! Bought some as I haven't been able to find it for weeks. Doubt they lasted long though, there weren't many there.

ArriettyJones Tue 31-Mar-20 00:36:05

I bought Aloe Vera gel and rubbing alcohol (both from Amazon) and mixed them together with some tea tree oil.

The Aloe Vera came in pump bottles so I put half the mixture back in those to use and the spare is in the alcohol bottles to be used as refill. There must be more than a litre there altogether and it came to about £11 or 12.

Keepdistance Tue 31-Mar-20 00:47:34

Superdrug said theirs weren't 60% so you need to check

Nixee2231 Tue 31-Mar-20 00:50:13

You can make your own if you have rubbing alcohol or ethanol and something to dilute it with like Aloe Vera gel or glycerol. You can also dilute it with water and it'll work just as well but it'll dry your hands out.

You just have to make sure there is 70% pure alcohol in the mix.

passmethewineplease Tue 31-Mar-20 11:58:53

My Superdrug one says 62%? Apparently 60% and above is fine according to this.

MichaelBen222189 Tue 31-Mar-20 14:04:55

I've been getting mine from here, its pretty good stuff

www.thermosphere.com/xtrasan/

its alcohol free too so hasn't made my hands fall off! grin

Keepdistance Tue 31-Mar-20 14:33:58

You need the alcohol to kill the virus though

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