The best hand sanitisers to buy now
Read on to find the best luxurious, non-drying hand-sanitising products that are sublime to use and will become your new handbag essential
It wasn’t just an array of expensive moisturisers slathered on before take-off, her on-board regime consisted of a surgical mask, rubber gloves, and good ole supermarket staple Dettol Antibacterial Wipes.
She proceeds to give the interior of the plane a thorough deep-clean – so much so that she could practically eat her in-flight meal from the armrest.
It was great, guilty-pleasure viewing – if a little OTT.
But simple precautions such as using hand sanitiser, as well as frequent hand-washing, can help stop the spread of those coughs, colds and all manner of nasty conditions caused by viruses and bacteria, which are more common in winter.
So embracing a good hygiene regime now seems like a daily necessity rather than something from the realms of OCD.
It's not always easy to get to a sink, soap and water so invest in some extra protection in the form of germ-killing wipes, gels and sprays. In all seasons of the year, these are great for festivals, gigs, post-gym, or for travelling on public transport – read on to find the best of the bug-busting bunch.
Aesop Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash, £7
A bug-busting hand gel that smells divine and looks good in public – which is exactly where we’ll be using it from now on.
Aesop Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash, £7 – buy here
Byredo Rose Rinse-Free Hand Wash, £25
This is as easy to use as your regular hand cream and takes the sterile out of your hand hygiene regime: it's absorbed well, and imparts the beautiful scent of freshly cut roses.
Byredo Rose Rinse-Free Hand Wash, £25 – buy here
Vital Baby Aquaint Sanitising Water, £2.49
A 100% natural sanitising water that kills 99.9% of bacteria but is also free from alcohol, fragrance and harsh chemicals and doesn’t irritate sensitive types or baby skin either.
Vital Baby Aquaint Sanitising Water, £2.49 – buy here
Dr. Bronner Lavender Organic Hand Sanitizer, £5.25
Fair trade, alcohol-based antibacterial hand spray that also imparts the relaxing scent of lavender.
Dr. Bronner Lavender Organic Hand Sanitizer, £5.25 – buy here
Neal’s Yard Organic Defence Hand Spray, £6.50
Spray this on your hands, armrests and the space around you. It dries instantly with no sticky residue, with the uplifting notes of lemongrass that fill the air.
Neal’s Yard Organic Defence Hand Spray, £6.50 – buy here
Zoono Body 20 Hand Sanitiser Wipes, £3.99
Individually wrapped sachets of germ-killing gel, which offers 24-hour protection. Alternatively, there's a foam version.
Zoono Body 20 Hand Sanitiser Wipes, £3.99 - buy here
Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Antibacterial Moisturising Hand Gel, £3
A lovely clean-scented creamy gel that banishes both odours and bacteria in one sweep, and moisturises thanks to glycerine.
Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Antibacterial Moisturising Hand Gel, £3 – buy here
Neatley The Lovely Sanitiser, £17.99
This is vegan, cruelty-free and 100% natural and organic plus it has the lovely Asian scent of lemongrass. Spray on hands, over your phone and devices, along with keyboards to eliminate germs.
Neatley Hand Sanitiser, £17 - buy here
1. RUBBING ALCOHOL
2/3 cup of plain rubbing alcohol (isopropyl) that’s anywhere between 91% - 99% alcohol
TRY: Isopropanol Rubbing Alcohol, £11.99
Isopropanol Rubbing Alcohol, £11.99 - Buy Here
2. ALOE VERA GEL
1/3 cup of Aloe Vera gel
TRY: Badger Aloe Vera Gel, £7.99
Badger Aloe Vera Gel, £7.99 - Buy Here
3. ESSENTIAL OILS
10 drops of essential oils of choice
TRY: Neal’s Yard Essential Oil Blends, from £13.50
Neal’s Yard Essential Oil Blends, from £13.50 - Buy Here
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and using a funnel decant into your container of choice. If the texture is a little thick add a splash of water and remix.