Burt's Bees Hand Sanitizer Testing

Burt's Bees® Aloe & Witch Hazel Hand Sanitizer 

Burt's Bees Aloe & Witch Hazel Hand Sanitizer is an alcohol spray that contains 62% ethanol. It is an all natural hand sanitizer. I tested this alcohol spray on my son's hands after school. Jon pressed a "dirty" (although visibly clean) hand onto one agar plate. Then I sprayed 15 sprays of Burt's Bees Hand Sanitizer with Aloe on his other hand and rubbed it in. He held his hand up in the air for 2 minutes until it dried. Then he pressed his treated hand onto another agar plate. 


The Burt's Bees Hand Sanitizer seems to work pretty well. Just like the rest of the alcohol sprays, you have to use tons of spray if you want to kill most of the bacteria. Burt's Bees Hand Sanitizer has not been tested or its ability to kill norovirus, though.