Every month we find everyday products made by Black owned businesses that we encourage you to support.
This is called our Replace and Rebuild initiative, and you can learn more about it during this 5-minute video.
Whether we are in the middle of cold and flu season or a global pandemic, now is a great time to look at Black businesses that make natural hand sanitizer!
Which Black Owned Business Makes The Best Natural Hand Sanitizer?
We know there are a lot of great Black owned hand sanitizers out there and we love them too. But what sets Garners Garden apart is the fact that they only use natural ingredients.
We think that is important because many store bought brands use dangerous chemicals as part of their manufacturing process. These chemicals have been responsible for hair loss, cancer, skin irritation, and many other health problems.
Not Garner’s Garden!
The company website claims they only use ‘raw and unrefined ingredients taken and used to masterfully craft the perfect blends of natural oils, butters, soaps, and therapeutic grade essential oils.’
Philip and his company take their compassionate sustainability approach to business a step further by sourcing and using palm oil that is conflict and cruelty free according to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.
And Garner’s Garden ships worldwide with fast, flat rate fees for orders over $20. Free shipping is also available for orders over $50 as of the writing of this article. There has been some criticism of the company for high shipping costs for individual products. Here is what the company has to say.
GG has no control over the cost to ship your package, nor do we profit from the money collected for shipping. The money is sent directly to the shipping carrier so that we can purchase your label for your package.
The time, gas, and energy you use to go to a physical store, park, walk in, find your products, wait in a line, walk back to your car, and then drive home is about the same cost in comparison to what is charged for a shipping a label during checkout. If you calculate how much your time is worth per hour, plus gas, plus mileage, plus the time spent in the store, I am pretty sure that cost is greater than $7-$10 which is our average cost to ship throughout the US (sometimes more, sometimes less).
Is Garners Garden Black Owned?
Absolutely. Garner’s Garden is one of the most successful Black owned natural skin care companies out there. More than 90% of shoppers give Garner’s Garden a 5 star score, higher than any other company on this list.
We have mentioned Garners Garden in several of our Replace and Rebuild articles because the company sells everything from soaps and toothpaste to deodorant and hand sanitizer.
Why You Should Use All-Natural Hand Sanitizer Instead Of Store Brands
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends consumers use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol (also referred to as ethanol or ethyl alcohol).
While most of the hand sanitizers on the market meet this requirement, it has come to light that some store brands are filled with toxic chemicals.
Don’t believe me? The US Food and Drug Administration released the following warning on their website:
FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested. Consumers should check hand sanitizer products in their home and before purchasing to determine if a product is on this list of hand sanitizers with potential methanol contamination.
Unlike the dangerous and toxic store bought brands out there, Garners Garden uses only natural ingredients in their products. Their Natural Hand Sanitizer meets CDC guidelines without using methanol or other nasty chemicals. In fact,their list of ingredients include just a handful of essential oils that kill harmful bacteria on your skin.
The product comes in an easy to use pump bottle that you can take anywhere. And since Garners Garden uses essential oils, their natural hand sanitizer moisturizes your skin while keeping you healthy.
Best of all, this product smells like the essential oils that it is made with so you won’t walk around smelling like a Vodka distillery!
And for those with very sensitive skin, Garners Garden makes a natural hand sanitizer called Oxy Gel that still protects you without alcohol.
Where To Buy The Best Natural Hand Sanitizer
Garners Garden All Natural Hand Sanitizer can be purchased online directly from their website. We encourage cutting out the middle man so that their company gets as much revenue as possible.
If you want to check out the two natural hand sanitizers we mentioned above, use the product cards below to support the company.
Garners Garden Natural Hand Sanitizer With Essential Oil
- Made with essential oils – no alcohol!
- 19 5-Star Reviews
- 1,000+ Sold
Garners Garden Natural Hand Sanitizer Spray With Alcohol
- Meets CDC guidelines
- 100% 5-Star Reviews
- Affordable 3-pack for the whole family
While you are there, check out the many other products that they offer. If you have tried Garners Garden before, leave a comment below and let us know what you bought and what you thought of the product.