What Should I Look For in a Hand Sanitizer?

There are a lot of hand sanitizers on the market and it can be hard to choose the product that’s right for you. With so many different product names and packaging, choosing a hand sanitizer can be tricky.

There are 3 main things that you should look for when you’re choosing a hand sanitizer: alcohol content, experience, and bottling/dispensing. Below, we’re going to be outlining all 3 so that you’ll be fully clued up when you’re next buying hand sanitizer.

Alcohol content

Hand sanitizer alcohol content is really important. Ethyl alcohol is the element in alcohol-based hand sanitizer that kills harmful bacteria.

How much alcohol needs to be in a hand sanitizer? The CDC recommends that hand sanitizers should have an alcohol content level of at least 60%.

This is one of the most important points to consider when you’re shopping for sanitizer, regardless of whether you’ll be using it at home, at work or out and about. If you buy a hand sanitizer that has less than the required 60% alcohol content, you could be risking the health of yourself and those around you.


Getting a hand sanitizer you actually want to use is also really important. Hand sanitizer is designed to be used but, if you’re not having a good experience with it, you’ll be less likely to use it when you need to.

Some hand sanitizers smell really bad (here’s why!), but that doesn’t have to be the case. Choosing a good smelling hand sanitizer - such as a scented sanitizer - can dramatically improve your experience.

Similarly, many hand sanitizers out there will leave your skin feeling dry or sticky. A good quality hand sanitizer will be moisturizing and fast to dry so that it won’t leave a sticky residue.


The bottling/dispensing that’s best for you will entirely depend on where you’ll be using your hand sanitizer.

The best hand sanitizers for parents and children are ones that are easy to use and carry around in your purse or pocket, such as small sanitizer spray bottles. 

If you’re choosing hand sanitizer for your business, you may want to consider buying in bulk and using touchless dispensers. You might also want to buy hand pump bottles and leave them on desks, tables, and other areas so that your employees and customers can stay hygienic throughout the day.

For use around the home, you may wish to choose hand pump bottles or small flip cap bottles that you can place in each room or by your front door so that you can sanitize your hands before you leave the house and as soon as you come home.

On-The-Spot Products takes safety, customer experience, and usability seriously. That’s why we’ve created an incredible range of luxury hand sanitizers.

We’ve made the best smelling hand sanitizers that come in the scents Clean Original, White Tea, Lavender, and Citrus. All of our hand sanitizers have an alcohol content of 75%. They’re moisturizing, fast drying, and come in spray bottles, flip cap bottles, hand pump bottles and 1.3 gallon refill jugs.

Shop our range of hand sanitizers and hand sanitizer dispensers here.