The demand for hand sanitizer is as strong as ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, In the Hudson Valley, distilleries have switched gears from craft alcohol to hand sanitizer production to meet the need and provide bottles to essential workers who face the virus head-on each day. Yet they’re not the only ones making the disinfectant in the region.
Locally, small businesses and entrepreneurs tap into their wellness backgrounds to craft sanitizers rich in essential oils and nourishing ingredients designed for tired skin.
Take a scroll through a few of our favorite stay-clean picks now:
Stop by Beacon Bath & Bubble to pick up some locally crafted hand sanitizer spray for yourself or a friend. It comes scented like Mt. Beacon Air and feels fresh and clean on the skin. To get extra clean, pick up a few of the shop’s sweet-smelling soaps, too.
The Dutchess County shop may be closed for now, but the online store is open for business. Beacon Mercantile features a batch of natural hand sanitizer sprays made with ingredients like hazel, organic glycerin, white willow bark extract, soothing chamomile bark extract, and lavender essential oil.
The recyclable glass bottles are perfectly safe for kids at affordable prices. Each purchase makes a difference, as a percent of online orders will be donated to FeedingAmerica.org and Meals On Wheels.
Feel calm and relaxed with DA Aromatherapy’s Best Calming Zen Garden and Feel Awesome Hand Sanitizers with vegan, natural, paraben-free, and sulfate-free ingredients. Packed with potent essential oils like organic lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, and chamomile, this hand sanitizer bundle claims to be effective against 99.9 percent of common viruses, germs, and bacteria.
Get more bang for your buck with not one but two hand sanitizers in aesthetically pleasing spray bottles.
Ukrainian native and skincare lover Elena Pellicano delivers a healthy hand sanitizer made with essential oils like eucalyptus, rosemary, peppermint, grapefruit, and orange. This ingredient blend also swaps the traditional alcohol in sanitizers on the market for isopropyl alcohol to reduce the uncomfortable dryness after applying. Etsy sellers rave about Pellicano’s organic products with an added bonus of fast shipping.
Hudson Valley Skin Care is not only dedicated to delivering natural skin care products, but also to helping the community during a crisis. Close to 1000 hand sanitizers bottles and 500 hand creams were delivered to Vassar Hospital staff members already. Due to an increased demand, sanitizers for pick-up orders are limited to one per customer.
Kelly + Jones delivers spray-on hand sanitizer instead of a gel to ensure that skin feels good without an uncomfortably sticky residue. This brand keeps hands clean and bacteria-free with a citrus scent. The Earth bottle contains potent scents like saffron, vetiver, and white peppercorn. Turn to the Citrus bottle for calming scents of tea, herbs, grapefruit, and lemon. Kelly + Jones also carries unscented sanitizers with 70-percent ethyl alcohol.
The TSH family in Hyde Park serves customers during the pandemic with an all-natural Germ Away Aloe Vera Gel. With a base that’s incredibly smooth for soft hands, a few drops should get the job done. Say no to alcohol-based hand sanitizers that dry your skin out with this product, which is filled with organic essential oils, organic aloe vera juice, and witch hazel.