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Is hand sanitiser safe to use?

During the coronavirus pandemic, hygiene products especially hand sanitisers have surged in demand. This has led to unethical and poorer quality products to emerge in the scene. This is why it is important to be wary of the types of hand sanitisers you are purchasing, as well the source. Avoid using ineffective and harmful hand sanitiser products, that do not meet regulations.

Low alcohol hand sanitisers should be avoided

Recent news and media headlines have revealed that hand sanitiser products have been identified ineffective and are being pulled off shelves, as the products are not what they say they are. This can be seen with the claims of a major Australian retailing company selling 23 percent alcohol hand sanitiser in their stores. This increasingly has been the case with hand sanitisers manufactured overseas and being sold in Australia. As experts state, low-alcohol hand sanitisers mean the product may have not been tested or approved with data showing they will work. In turn this means not only are the hand sanitisers potentially harmful, but they lack the needed quality control to be effective. Check the ingredients listed on the package. 

Too much alcohol is a problem too 

Just as too little alcohol is a problem, 100 percent alcohol hand sanitisers is an issue, as water is necessary to make the sanitisers effective. It's a message the World Health Organisation (WHO) is hoping to get out with the release of formulas and guidelines for making alcohol-based sanitiser at home. This highlights the importance of getting the right concentration and avoiding too little or too much alcohol in order to use the most effective hand sanitisers.

Australian-made hand sanitisers meet Australian standards 

Consumers are likely to find Australian-made products of a much higher quality compared to buying foreign brands. This is why it is important to purchase Australian made hand sanitiser products, as it means these products deliver on the expectations of the country’s high standards. Imported products and materials won’t always meet Australian regulations and standards, and so it is not worth compromising the safety and quality for a cheaper product as a consumer. 

FeverMates hand sanitiser line is Australian-made, contains a minimum of 70% v/v ethanol and are all lab tested. Our hand sanitiser is made in production facilities that have been making the product for over 10 years. FeverMates is the sister brand with Mediband, a company making medical products for over 15 years, sold in pharmacies and used in hospitals and pharmaceutical trials. All this gives you confidence that FeverMates knows and understands the importance of quality, testing and safety when it comes to products.

FeverMates Australian made hand sanitiser product line 

FeverMates offers a diverse range of hand sanitiser products that can be used for different situations and purposes. All our hand sanitiser products are made with a gentle nourishing fast-drying gel formula that leaves hands feeling moisturised and rejuvenated, and most importantly, kills germs and bacteria fast for effective hand hygiene. Additionally all sanitiser products are vitamin enriched, non-sticky and air dries quickly so you don’t need to wash, rinse or dry your hands. Below are our Australian made sanitisers that could be of interest to you:

  • Hand sanitiser gel 60ml is the perfect size to carry in your bag to clean your hands on the go at any time. The gel is sealed with a cap lid so no spillages or mess in your bags.

Hand sanitiser gel

  • Hand sanitiser gel 500ml is ideal to keep around the house, classrooms or office space. For effective application you only need two pumps to clean your hands, so this bottle will last a good amount of time.

Hand sanitiser gel

  • Hand sanitiser spray 500ml  is not only for keeping hands clean, but it's also useful for cleaning computer and phone screens, as well as hard surfaces. The formula also leaves your hands feeling very light and not sticky. 

Hand sanitiser spray

  • SanPen is designed to be filled with our hand sanitiser spray. Ideal when in the office and on the go.

Hand sanitiser sanpen

Contact us today

If you have any questions or queries regarding FeverMates hand sanitiser line or any of our other products don’t hesitate to contact us at Also if you are after bulk discounts and deals we are happy to talk. In the meantime be sure to follow us on socials @fevermates to keep up to date with our latest promotions and blog posts that help keep you and your family safe.

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