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Alcohol-free hand sanitizer launched by Geyser Brands


March 26, 2020, Vancouver, B.C. – Geyser Brands Inc. has announced that it has finished formulation and production of alcohol-free hand sanitizer that uses natural ingredients to fight against germs and bacteria.

Apothecary Naturals Hand Sanitizer is produced in a Health Canada approved site-licensed manufacturing plan in Coquitlam, B.C. Formulated and produced in-house, first orders are being shipped before the end of March.

Both the BBC and CNN have reported on global shortages, with many hand sanitizer brands out of stock. According to Radiant Insights Inc., the hand sanitizer market is expected to reach $5.5 billion by 2024, owing to rising consumer awareness towards hand hygiene and wellbeing.

As a protective measure against the coronavirus, the World Health Organization advises to, among other things, “wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use hand cleaner if your hands are not visibly dirty,” the company said in a press release.

“Our hand sanitizer is scent-free so many hospitals or organizations and customers don’t have to worry about perfumes or scented oils,” said Apothecary Naturals CEO Brad Kersch. “The active ingredients kill 99.99 per cent of the germs.

“In response to surging interest in natural wellness products worldwide, this product is yet another of our innovations designed to promote health and wellness with a focus on natural ingredients.”

The proprietary blend contains:

  • Benzalkonium Chloride, an antimicrobial agent that works by killing micro-organisms and inhibiting their future growth. For this reason, it is often used as an ingredient in antibacterial hand wipes and antiseptic creams. It is also an alternative to alcohol.
  • Aloe which has potent antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties that help inhibit the growth of certain bacteria that can cause infections in humans.
  • Tea Tree oil that makes an ideal natural hand sanitizer. Studies have shown that it kills several common bacteria and viruses responsible for causing illness, including E. coli, and pneumonia.

The product comes in four sizes: 10 millilitre (ml) and 60 ml., a 150-ml. foam family pump version, and a 250-ml. refill.

Products will be available direct to consumer through the website www.apothecarynaturals.ca and at leading retailers across Canada.

Geyser Brands develops consumer product brands in the health and wellness sector that use hemp and CBD as a value-added ingredient. The company has 15,000 square feet of space in two facilities in Vancouver, B.C.



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