It's pretty clear that everyone can do their part in stopping the spread of COVID-19 by washing hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds. The CDC recommends handwashing as more effective than hand sanitizer. However, when handwashing is not an option, hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol is an acceptable substitute. But with hand sanitizers flying off shelves, it's tough to find them, especially through delivery services.
It's worth noting the FDA doesn't recommend that consumers make your own hand sanitizer (if made incorrectly, hand sanitizer can be ineffective) but brands are coming together to offer sanitizers to protect you and your family. That's why we rounded up a few of our favorites, including a sanitizer that's vegan and safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Editor's note: Please remember that hand sanitizers do not replace hand washing. It is extremely important to wash your hands thoroughly (for 20 seconds) throughout the day and to keep hands away from your face. Be sure to call your doctor if you experience a serious reaction to hand sanitizer.
Here's where you can still buy hand sanitizers right now:
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