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Is All Hand Sanitiser Suitable For Vegans? 

by Fabian Jackson

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On the lookout for a new hand sanitiser but wondering if they’re all vegan-friendly? Keep reading for more information. 

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As antibacterial gels and other hand sanitisers continue to be part of our daily lives, or at least whenever we leave the house, it raises the question of whether or not they’re vegan-friendly. 

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What are hand sanitisers made from?

The vast majority are alcohol-based either made from ethanol or sometimes isopropanol as their base ingredient.

Non-alcohol sanitisers rely upon plant extracts that have natural antiseptic properties – like lavender and tea tree. 

Is all hand sanitiser vegan?

Not all hand sanitisers will be vegan-friendly. 

Why some hand sanitisers aren’t vegan-friendly 

Whilst the base ingredients listed above might all be vegan, sometimes other elements are added that aren’t. These can include fragrancing or moisturising elements. 

Is hand sanitiser cruelty-free?

Most natural hand sanitisers will be cruelty-free, however many alcohol-based ones might have gone through animal testing, much like many shampoos and other beauty products. 

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 


By Fabian Jackson
Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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