Hand sanitizer inventory is at an all-time low across various retailers. The nationwide race to flatten the COVID-19 curve is causing consumers to bulk-buy hand sanitizer.
So with stores across the country selling out of hand sanitizer, you're probably asking where to buy hand sanitizer right now. Here are some of the remaining retailers where hand sanitizer is still in stock. We're also including gels, soaps, and a variety of other hand-cleaning solutions in our roundup. Just keep in mind that inventory is selling out rapidly. So if a product shows is out of stock, it's worth trying another link or checking that link again later.
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Editors’ Note: In order to prevent further shortages, we highly recommend that you buy only what you need for the short term. This will allow retailers to restock and for others to gain access to these products. Consider alternatives or DIYs, like how to make a face mask at home.
- Shop all cleaning supplies at Staples
- Shop all hand sanitizers at Newegg
- Shop all hand sanitizers at Home Depot
- Shop all hand sanitizers at Target
- Shop all hand sanitizers at Office Depot
- Shop all hand sanitizers at REI
- Shop all hand sanitizers at Ace
Where to buy hand sanitizer
We've noticed that many retailers are restocking their inventory, but it depletes just as fast. So if an item is out of stock, check another product or check that same product at a later time.
Simplehuman Touch-Free Pumps: 25% off @ Simplehuman
Simplehuman has multiple touch-free sensor pumps on sale with prices starting at $37.50. Each sensor pump comes with a sample pouch of soap. (Click on "sensor pump" at the top of the Simplehuman website to see the devices on sale). View Deal
Mrs. Meyer's Hand Soap Refill: $7 @ Staples
In addition to hand sanitizer, health officials also recommend washing your hands with soap regularly. This 33-ounce bottle of Mrs. Meyer's hand soap (Lemon Verbena) is in stock at Staples for $7.29. View Deal
Dial Antibacterial Hand Wash: $3 @ Office Depot
Office Depot has online stock of this 7.5-ounce bottle of Dial Complete Foaming Antibacterial Hand Wash for $3.99. There's a 2-limit purchase per person. View Deal
Highmark Original Hand Sanitizer: $2 @ Office Depot
Office Depot has stock of this 8-ounce bottle of Highmark hand sanitizer. You can buy it online and pickup in-store. It's made with 65% ethyl alcohol. View Deal
Method Dish Soap: $4 @ Office Depot
Although it's meant for dishes, this 18-ounce bottle of Method Dish Soap also cleans your hands and can be used if you're having trouble finding stock of other hand soap. View Deal
Sea to Summit Citronella Wilderness Wash Soap: $5 @ REI
Although it was meant for camping, this 3-ounce bottle of Sea to Summit Wilderness Wash Soap can be used to clean hands, dishes, and even fabrics. View Deal
Method Free and Clear 6-Pack: $17 @ Amazon
Don't have hand sanitizer around? Constantly washing your hands remains one of the best ways to keep clean and halt the spread of COVID-19. Amazon has this 6-pack of Method hand soap on sale for $17.94. View Deal
DrJ's Advanced Formula Hand Sanitizer: $5 @ Glowwy
DrJ's Advanced Formula Hand Sanitizer is made with 75% alcohol along with aloe vera gel. It's in stock and on sale for $5.99 for a 3.3-ounce bottle. View Deal
Dial Basics Liquid Hand Soap: $3 @ Staples
Wash your hands all the time, every time. This 7.5-ounce bottle of Dial Basics Liquid Hand Soap is in stock for $3.49 at Staples. The retailer warns that delivery may take longer than expected. View Deal
Siruini Hand Sanitizer: $12 @ Amazon
The Siruini Hand Sanitizer is made with 75% alcohol, which means it meets the 60% guideline recommended by the CDC. It also has Vitamin E to moisturize your hands. View Deal
Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer: $8 @ Staples
Staples currently has stock of Purell's 8-ounce hand sanitizer. Next-day delivery is available, but keep in mind that stock may fluctuate over the next few hours.View Deal
Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer 2-Pack: $27 @ Staples
This 2-pack contains two 15.2-ounce Purell hand sanitizer refills. It does not include the base station (though you can still use it without the base station). View Deal
Dial Hand Sanitizer Foam: $17 @ Staples
This 15.2-ounce hand sanitizer claims to neutralize 99.99% of germs and bacteria instantly without the need for soap and water. The foam is fragrance free. View Deal
Purell Hand Wipes: $1 @ Office Depot
This box includes 20 individually wrapped Purell hand sanitizing wipes. It's available for pick-up only in select Office Depot stores. (You can enter your zip code to verify stock). View Deal
Hand sanitizer (inventory fluctuating)
These hand sanitizers have been coming in and out of stock throughout the day. Check back often to see if their stock is replenished.
Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap: $1 @ Amazon
Amazon Pantry has this 7.5-ounce bottle of Softsoap on sale for $0.98. That's the cheapest price we've seen for any hand soap. Pantry orders of $35 or more are free for Prime members. View Deal
Purell Advanced Gel Hand Sanitizer: $18 @ Staples
Staples is probably the last place you'd think to buy hand sanitizer, but that's precisely why they have slightly better stock than stores like Amazon. View Deal
Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer: $26 @ Office Depot
This 2-pack cleans and moisturizes your hands simultaneously thank to its aloe and Vitamin E-based formula. It's small size makes it perfect for a desk or common area. (It's now out of stock, but you can be notified via e-mail when stock is replenished). View Deal
Purell Sanitizing Wipes: $9 @ Staples
The next best thing to hand sanitizer, this canister of Purell Sanitizing Wipes includes 100 wipes, which can be used to clean your hands or wipe down surfaces. View Deal
Seventh Generation Disinfecting Wipes: $24 @ Amazon
Most hand sanitizers are completely sold out at Amazon, which makes these disinfecting wipes your next best bet. Seventh Generation claims they kill 99.99% of bacteria and viruses. View Deal
Tips on where to buy hand sanitizer online
Finding hand sanitizer online is very tricky, but still possible if you're persistent and constantly check retailers for stock. Also, keep in mind that stores like Target, Publix, and Kroger are placing limitations on the number of wipes and hand sanitizer that people can buy.
In addition to hand sanitizer, washing your hands is the first step in our essential coronavirus tips checklist. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommends using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol or higher. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has created a list of recommended coronavirus cleaning products.