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Where to buy hand sanitizer: These retailers still have stock

Where to buy hand sanitizer
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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. 

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.

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

Method Hand Wash Refill: $6 @ Office Depot
If you can't find hand sanitizer, soap is even better. This 1-liter pack is intended to be a refill for bottles, but can be used on its own. View Deal

Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap Refill: $8 @ Office Depot
This 50-ounce bottle of Softsoap is in stock at Office Depot for $8.29. It cleans and moisturizes your hands with each wash. 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

Purell No Scent Hand Sanitizer Refill: $11 @ Ace
Ace has stock of this 27-ounce Purell No Scent Hand Sanitizer Refill for $11.99. The refill comes with a removable pump. 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

Dial Basics Liquid Hand Soap 12-Pack: $27 @ Staples
Staples has stock of this carton of Dial Basics Liquid Hand Soap. Each carton contains 12 bottles of soap. Each bottle is 7.5 ounces. View Deal

Method Foaming Hand Soap: $3 @ Staples
Staples has stock of Method's 10-ounce bottle of hand soap. Delivery may take longer than expected.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

Walgreens Advanced Hand Sanitizer: $4 @ Walgreens
This 28-ounce bottle of hand sanitizer is in stock at select Walgreens stores. (You can check store inventory by zip code). 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

Sea to Summit Wilderness Wash: $4 @ REI
This 3-ounce bottle of biodegradable soap is meant for camping, but it can be used to quickly clean skin and/or fabrics.View Deal

Purell Cottony Soft Hand Sanitizing Wipes: $3 @ Target
This box of Purell Cottony Soft Hand Sanitizing Wipes includes 18 individually wrapped wipes. It's bound to sell out fast. View Deal

Soft Soap Black Raspberry: $17 @ Amazon
This pack includes six bottles of Soft Soap Black Raspberry hand soap. Each bottle is 11.25 ounces. View Deal

Kleenex Wet Wipes: $3 @ Office Depot
This pack includes 48 Kleenex Wet Wipes. They are intended for your hands, face, and body. They are alcohol-free. View Deal

Sea to Summit Wilderness Wipes: $4 @ REI
These wipes are meant for camping and removing dirt and sweat from your hands/body. Just keep in mind they are alcohol-free. 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

SoftSoap Antibacterial Soap: $2 @ Staples
Staples has this 11.25-ounce bottle of antibacterial SoftSoap on sale for $2.99. It's in stock and comes in a pump bottle. 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

Lysol Clean and Fresh: $13 @ Amazon
While not a hand sanitizer per se, this surface cleaner claims to remove 99.99% of bacteria and viruses from a variety of surfaces. 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

Clear Hand Soap: 78 cents @ Target
This Clear Hand Soap bottle includes 7.5 ounces of unscented, liquid hand soap. View Deal

Method Gel Hand Wash: $3 @ Home Depot
Method's gel hand wash is  biodegradable and child-safe with a "juicy pear" scent. View Deal

Lysol Disinfecting Wipes: $3 @ Staples
This canister of Lysol Wipes includes 35 citrus scent wipes. Staples is one of the few stores to have this in stock at such a cheap price. 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

Jaysuing Hand Sanitizer: $17 @ Amazon
One of the few hand sanitizers left in stock at Amazon, this 2-pack is perfect for everyday use and small enough to fit in a pocket or purse. View Deal

Hand Wash Gel: $6 @ Amazon
This hand sanitizer gel is made with 75% alcohol, which meets the EPA's recommendation of using sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol. 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 Advanced Hand Sanitizer: $5 @ Office Depot
Office Depot has this 8-ounce bottle of Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer. There's a four-bottle limit per order. 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

Kleenex Wet Wipes 8-Pack: $24 @ Amazon
This package contains eight flip-top packs of 56 Kleenex hand wipes. They can be used to clean hour hands or face.  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 some good news, Amazon Prime Pantry is back online after temporarily closing due to coronavirus-related demand. The site currently has stock, albeit low, of hand soaps and disinfectant.  

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.

Make sure to follow our guide on where to buy face masks and where to buy latex gloves as they're selling out often too.

  • caseydennison
    When was this written...?? Dude not one link I clicked was in stock.... smh why bother
  • rgd1101
    You are kind of late, article from last Friday.
  • caseydennison
    rgd1101 said:
    You are kind of late, article from last Friday.

    under title: "By Louis Ramirez 2 hours ago"
  • caseydennison
    rgd1101 said:
    You are kind of late, article from last Friday.

    last updated 2 hours ago but somehow they missed that the whole set of links is useless
  • rgd1101
    2nd one works. so that at least one.

    and CDC said watch your hand is better than hard sanitizer anyway.
  • draw8962
    Priced out by gouging at the local shopwrong do the right thing easy to make your own hand sanitizer like NewYork state add an essential oil smell good.
  • jmsodp
    ebay, amazon, and walmart banned a lot of sales of sanitizer. check since they havent banned the sale of masks or sanitizer yet
  • Yurnik1712
    I believe you can still buy hand sanitizer online at Dr. J's Natural
  • mjh50
    These folks have hand-sanitizer in-stock (truly... in-stock and not stupidly priced) - 16 oz. for $19.99
  • ejsf2110
    Hey you guys, I just foudn out a place to get my hand sanitizer and antibacterial soap from online. They are not charging 25 dollars a little bottle of hand sanitizer. They did take about a week to arrive I got an email saying it would take a week but sure enough it did! I ordered a 1L bottle of antibacterial foam soap and also 500 ml of hand sanitizer for less than $25 plus my shipping!