Our Propolis Hand Sanitizer production has been accelerated due to the situation with the Covid-19 pandemic. We are providing this to our customers as quickly as possible and as a result of considerable demand.
Cost – We have now been able to purchase most of the ingredients at pre-Covid-19 prices and we have lowered the price accordingly.
Availability – we’ve produced only a small batch of this so we can get it out to our regular customers and those unable to locate quality hand sanitizers via your normal sources. Once this batch is gone, we may not be able to source the quality ingredients required to make more.
Formula / Ingredients – We believe we’ve created a very potent product with our Propolcet HS, one that takes the benefits of Isopropyl Alcohol sanitation products to a higher level. The problem with almost all Isop Alcohol products is the rapid evaporation rate of alcohol and the lack of any residual benefits. Also, the majority of other products start out with a base of 70% alcohol (because it’s much, much cheaper than 99%) and then dilute the alcohol by adding emollients such as aloe vera or glycerin. We’ve fixed these weaknesses in our product. First, we use a 99% IPA base, then add emollients, propolis and a small amount of distilled water (to slow the evap. rate), leaving you with a potent sanitizer with 75% Isopropyl Alcohol. Furthermore, the propolis provides some residual protection on the hands after the IPA has evaporated. IPA based sanitizers generally fully evaporate within around 10-15 seconds of application, leaving behind only a little emollient to moisturize the skin. With our product, after the IPA has evaporated your hands have a light layer of protection from the propolis which continues to work at some reduced level after the alcohol has evaporated. There’s no stickiness or any discoloration on the skin, just the light and gentle feel of aloe vera with the protection power of propolis.
Why Propolis? – Propolis is probably the most potent natural sterilization substance on the planet. It is produced in the beehive and used to coat the carcasses of small rodents and insects that occasionally find their way into the hive. The propolis is applied over the carcass and creates a protective cocoon, preventing the hive from becoming infected by bacteria from the decaying carcass.
Anti-Viral / Anti-Fungal / Anti-Bacterial / Anti-Microbial – the power and residual benefit of bee propolis alongside Isopropyl Alcohol.