A Guide to Spinster Sisters’ Hand Sanitizers

A Guide to Spinster Sisters’ Hand Sanitizers

by Jacquelyn Farnsworth

As we navigate the new way of life caused by COVID-19, many of us are becoming more vigilant about handwashing and home cleanliness. For folks who are curious about the best ways to keep your hands clean to reduce the spread of virus, we’re sharing details on our alcohol-based hand sanitizers, which offer protection on the go when you’re not at home to use our selection of handmade liquid soap and bar soap.

Is Hand Sanitizer Safe and Effective? 

Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  recommends washing your hands with soap and hot water whenever possible, this health authority states that hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% alcohol are also are also helpful. Alcohol kills 99.9% of germs in laboratory tests, including the novel coronavirus (find the study here). As an added bonus, bacteria do not develop resistance to alcohol like they do to other antibacterials. To ensure that your hand sanitizer is safe and effective, choose a product that’s FDA-registered, which will be listed in the National Drug Code Directory.

Although soap and water are always the best option, when they aren’t readily available, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be effective at quickly reducing microbes and certain germs on your hands if used correctly. To boost the efficacy of your alcohol-based hand sanitizer, be sure to use the amount recommended on the label and thoroughly rub the product into your hands. Avoid wiping away excess product, as this will reduce the effectiveness of the hand sanitizer. 

When to Use Hand Sanitizer 

Hand sanitizer is a good choice when you’re making an essential trip out in public, such as visiting a grocery store or pharmacy. For best results, keep an alcohol-based hand sanitizer in your vehicle or in your personal belongings for easy access. Use as directed before and after touching surfaces such as doorknobs, cart handles, or keypads. 

If you’re going through more hand sanitizer than usual during this public health crisis, you may be on the search for a product that’s safe, effective, and has a pleasant aroma. Our hand sanitizers are FDA-registered and contain 62% ethyl alcohol. Unlike traditional hand sanitizers, they have an enchanting aroma made possible with the help of essential oils. Plus, our hand sanitizers contain aloe vera to help prevent the drying effect of alcohol.

handmade liquid soap
Our Lavender Lime Hand Sanitizer has a delightfully fragrant and citrusy scent. Please note that this product has been discontinued as of April 2022.


Living through a global pandemic is encouraging many of us to permanently change our habits when it comes to hand washing and sanitizing. If you’re vigilant about keeping your hands as clean as possible to reduce the spread of germs and viruses, you’ll need great products by your side. Our alcohol-based hand sanitizers and handmade liquid soap and bath soap are as effective as they are fun to use (and they’re ethically packaged, too). If you have any questions regarding our products, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at suds@spinstersistersco.com

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