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Where to buy hand sanitizer: These retailers still have stock

Where to buy hand sanitizer
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Finding where to buy hand sanitizer has gotten much easier. That said, popular brands like Purell can still sell out fast. So we're making a list of all the retailers where to buy hand sanitizer. We're also including gels, soaps, and a variety of other hand-cleaning solutions in our roundup. 

Just keep in mind that inventory changes rapidly. So if a product is out of stock, it's worth trying another link. (For further protection, check out our guide on where to buy face masks). 

Back to school and hand sanitizer

Before you know, students will be back in school for the fall semester. As a result, you may see hand sanitizer discounts as part of many retailers' back to school sales. Amazon, for instance, has many cleaning products on sale on its back to school hub (opens in new tab). Make sure to follow our back to school guide for the latest hand sanitizer discounts. 

Where to buy hand sanitizer 

Purell Hand Sanitizer Variety Pack: $17 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Purell Hand Sanitizer is slowly coming back into stock. Currently, Amazon has this pack of 8 variety pack for $17. That's about $2 per bottle. It's been in stock for a few days now. 

Hand sanitizer spray: $16 @ Vegamour (opens in new tab)
Vegamour's plant-based and cruelty free hand sanitizer spray is back in stock. It's made with 75% isopropyl alcohol, which is higher than the 70% recommended by the CDC. For every purchase, 20% of the proceeds will benefit Project Angel Food, which prepares and delivers healthy meals to men, women, and children affected by life-threatening illnesses throughout Los Angeles.

Antibacterial Gel: $8 @ Today Glitter (opens in new tab)
This antibacterial gel is made with 60% isopropyl alcohol or 70% alcohol (IPA) per the CDC's recommendations. (Due to shortage of alcohol supply, they use both versions indistinctively). It also has built-in moisturizing to diminish dry hands. 

NxN Unscented Hand Sanitizer: $24 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The NxN Hand Sanitizer is made with 70% alcohol. Each bottle in this 3-pack holds 12 ounces (for a total of 36 ounces combined). The hand sanitizer is unscented and made in the USA. 

Pura D'or Hand Sanitizer 2-Pack: $19 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Pura D'or Hand Sanitizer is the top-selling hand sanitizer at Amazon. This pack includes two 16-ounce bottles of sanitizer. It's made with 70% alcohol and includes tea tree oil for deep cleansing. It features a lemongrass scent. 

Suave Hand Sanitizer 6-Pack: $26 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
For a limited time, Amazon has this 6-pack of Suave hand sanitizer on sale for $26. The spray is made with 65% ethyl alcohol, which meets the CDC recommendation of 60% for combatting COVID-19.

Hand Sanitizer 4-Bottles: $19 @ Super Sanitizer (opens in new tab)
Super Sanitizer's hand sanitizers contain 65% ethyl alcohol, which meets the CDC recommendation for combatting coronavirus. They also feature built-in moisturizer to keep your hands from drying. 

Cleace Hand Sanitizer: $5 @ Fry's (opens in new tab)
This 16.9-ounce bottle of hand sanitizer is made of 75% alcohol. It also features moisturizing ingredients to keep your hands from over drying. It's on sale for $5.99. 

Fleur & Bee Dis-Mist 2-Pack: $12 @ Fleur & Bee (opens in new tab)
Fleur & Bee is a skincare company that focuses on products made with natural ingredients. Their new hand sanitizer is formulated with 75% isopropyl alcohol and follows CDC and FDA guidelines to effectively kill germs and bacteria. It's also vegan and cruelty-free.

CBD Hand Sanitizer: $11 @ Seabedee (opens in new tab)
This isopropyl alcohol-based hand sanitizer is infused with 100mg of premium 99.97% CBD isolate, aloe, and lavender. Use coupon "STAYWELL" to take 15% off. After discount, the price drops to $11.01. 

Persani Alcohol Hand Sanitizer: $4 @ REI (opens in new tab)
REI is taking preorders of this Persani Hand Sanitizer Spray. It's made with 62% ethyl alcohol (the CDC recommends 60%+ to combat coronavirus). It also has Vitamin E and aloe for moisturizing your hands. 

Travel Size Hand Sanitizer: $5 @ Noellery (opens in new tab)
This 1.8-ounce mini bottle of hand sanitizer is perfect for any trips outside. It has a built-in key chain clip which lets you attach it to anything from a set of keys to your backpack. It's made with 68% alcohol and comes in different scents. 

Church Hand Sanitizer: $10 @ Church California (opens in new tab)
Church hand sanitizer is 100% botanical and made with a mix of 65% 190 proof organic grain alcohol and an assortment of essential oils like rosemary and tea tree.

Zoya Hand Sanitizer: $2 @ Zoya (opens in new tab)
Zoya hand sanitizer is made with 70% isopropyl alcohol, which meets the recommendation set by the CDC for combatting coronavirus. It also includes Vitamin E and conditioners to help maintain moisturized skin. 

Klean + Hand Sanitizer: $5 @ Klean + (opens in new tab)
This Klean + hand sanitizer is paraben- and cruelty-free. It's made with 67% ethyl alcohol (the CDC recommends at least 60% to fight COVID-19) as well as eucalyptus oil, lavender oil, and rosemary oil. It's also sold in 3 packs, 6 packs, and 24 packs. 

Preparedness Kit: $30 @ Cabinet (opens in new tab)
The Cabinet Preparedness Kit includes medicines to alleviate cold and flu-like symptoms. It also includes two hand cleanser sprays mixed with 70% alcohol and natural oils to keep your hands clean and moisturized. Healthcare and frontline workers can message Cabinet to get this kit at a discounted price. 

Dr. Bronner's Organic Hand Sanitizer: $5 @ REI (opens in new tab)
Need to make a quick trip outside? this 2-ounce bottle of Dr. Bronner's Organic Hand Sanitizer is perfect for on-the-go use. Its formula kills germs with organic ethyl alcohol, water, organic lavender oil, and organic glycerin. 

Fast Orange Pumice Hand Cleaner: $25 @ Staples (opens in new tab)
Pumice hand soap is ideal for cleaning grease, paint, oil, and other hard-to-remove stains from your hands. This 1-gallon bottle is made with aloe to be extra gentle on your skin. 

Method Dish Soap: $4 @ Office Depot (opens in new tab)
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. 

Sea to Summit Citronella Wilderness Wash Soap: $5 @ REI (opens in new tab)
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. 

DrJ's Advanced Formula Hand Sanitizer: $5 @ Glowwy (opens in new tab)
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. 

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

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

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. 

Method Gel Hand Wash: $3 @ Home Depot (opens in new tab)
Method's gel hand wash is  biodegradable and child-safe with a "juicy pear" scent. 

Purell Advanced Gel Hand Sanitizer: $18 @ Staples (opens in new tab)
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. 

Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer: $26 @ Office Depot (opens in new tab)
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). 

Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer: $5 @ Office Depot (opens in new tab)
Office Depot has this 8-ounce bottle of Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer. There's a four-bottle limit per order. 

Purell Sanitizing Wipes: $9 @ Staples (opens in new tab)
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. 

Where to buy hand sanitizer - tips

The nationwide race to flatten the COVID-19 curve is causing consumers to bulk-buy hand sanitizer. As a result, 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 hand sanitizer and cleaning products 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 cleaning supplies and where to buy latex gloves as they're selling out often too.

Where to buy hand sanitizer CVS

If you've been wondering where to buy hand sanitizer it's very likely CVS might have crossed your mind. Unfortunately, to buy hand sanitizer at CVS you'll have to venture to your nearest store. A quick look at hand sanitizer at CVS and you'll see they're only offering hand sanitizer sales in-store. That said, they have a BOGO sale wherein if you buy one bottle, you get 50% off the other. 

Where to buy hand sanitizer Target

Hand sanitizer at Target is hard to find, especially if you're looking for name brands like Purell. Target does have online stock of various hand soaps, which you can buy online. They currently have Mrs. Meyer's, Everspring, Method, and more. 

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.

  • 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!