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This is a review of Dr Bronner Organic Hand Sanitizing Spray which I received in a beauty box a few months ago. I thought at the time it was a bit of a cheap 'filler' product, but I always carry a hand sanitizer (usually gel) in our change bag and in my handbag so I knew this one would not be wasted and it would get used eventually. I find it hard to get excited about a product like a hand sanitiser but as it is something I use several times a day (having a one year old it can get messy!), it seems worth reviewing.
The hand sanitizer is lavender scented and comes in a 59ml bottle that has a spray pump top to distribute the liquid contents. The bottle is a deep purple coloured plastic.
The claim and ingredients
Certified under the same National Organic Program that certifies food, our hand sanitizer is free of gmo-alcohol and petro-carbomer thickener. Ingredients are 62% Organic Ethanol, Water, Organic Glycerin, Organic Lavender Oil.
I have used this hand spray on more than a dozen occasions and the contents have hardly moved so I think it's going to last a long time. It's easy to spray on your hands and rub together to make sure you cover all the area.
I like that this is a pretty natural product and it contains no chemicals. I am not sure how effective it is as when you use an alcohol product it 'feels' really clean afterwards. I was a bit worried about it being a lavender product as normally, I'm not a bit fan of this scent but it is very mild and hardly noticeable. I think the price is reasonable but obviously as these are a relatively new company to the UK it is a little bit hard to get hold of. Since using the product I have not had any nasty bugs or illness so I think you can say that it works.
Taken from their website: "Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps are synonymous with Old-World quality and time-honored simplicity, which can be traced back to the family's German-Jewish soapmaking tradition. Born in 1908 to a Jewish family that had been making soap since 1858, Emanuel Bronner was the third generation certified as a master-soapmaker under the guild system of the time. In 1929, he brought his formulas for high-quality liquid and bar soaps to America, starting Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps in its current form in 1948.
"Renowned for their quality, versatility and eco-friendliness, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps enjoyed a small but loyal The 4th and 5th generations of the Bronner family who run the company today continue to make our unsurpassed soaps with care and integrity. 2008 marks both the 60th anniversary of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps in America and the 150th anniversary of our family's first soapmaking activity in southern Germany. We strive to honour our heritage with progressive business practices, while devoting profits to worthwhile causes and charities worldwide. "
Price and availability
The product is £3.99 for 59ml but at the moment I think it can only be ordered online as I am not aware of any shops selling this range.
Obviously hand sanitizers are good for on the go but should not be used in place of hand washing. I liked how light and easy this is to use and the plastic bottle makes it practical for transporting. At first I thought this was a cheap 'filler' product in the beauty box as it was a full sized product as opposed to a sample, it is nice to get a premium full size rather than a cheaper item but I was pleasantly surprised at how nice this was and will use up the full bottle. Whether I will repurchase is the key question though. I think it is unlikely that I would go out of my way to buy this product as it didn't impress me that much but I would not refuse to buy it again. I like the fact that this product is not tested on animals and the overall philosophy of Dr Bronner's company so would be happy to buy and use further products from the DB range.