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#1 Old 07-30-2005, 08:43 AM
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I'm a little bit of a germophobic... OK, maybe I make Howard Hughes seem sane.

Anyway, I'm trying to find a good vegan Hand Sanitizer to carry in my purse. I know Purell isn't tested on animals but it has Glycerin and Isopropyl Myristate. Never heard of that one before but it's on PETA's list of animal ingredients.



Any other germophobics out there that can recommend something?
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#2 Old 07-30-2005, 08:46 AM
 
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Purell's glycerin is vegetable glycerin, from what I've heard. The product is supposed to be vegan.

There's another one called Nourish that is an organic, natural hand sanitizer. It's made by a company called Sensibility Soaps. I don't know how widely available it is yet, though.
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#3 Old 07-30-2005, 09:04 AM
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Thanks! I assumed Purell had animal ingredients and I didn't even check out their website before asking here. If I had done that I would have found this:



ARE PURELL PRODUCTS TESTED ON ANIMALS?

PURELL products are not tested on animals. PURELL was developed with controlled lab tests on human participants.



ARE PURELL PRODUCTS CRUELTY FREE?

PURELL Instant Hand Sanitizer does not contain any animal products or by-products.



http://www.purell.com/faq.aspx#q32



So you're right! Now the thing is that I see the Pfizer logo on Purell's website.

I'll check out Sensibility Soaps, thanks again!
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#4 Old 07-30-2005, 09:24 AM
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Oh my! : Because I work in the medical field I use hand sanitizer all the time, and have never once even thought about it. Thanks Raggydoo and Missleigh! I have looked at other into a couple products my company orders and encouraged them to change to cruelty free/vegan products (which only works if the alternative product is in the same price range). So I better look into this one too.
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#5 Old 07-30-2005, 09:35 AM
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I found this one now:



Nexcare Hand Sanitizer

http://www.3m.com/us/home_leisure/ne...anitizer.jhtml



I can't find ingredient information on their website so I send them a message asking, I'll let you know what they say.



Vegmedic, which brand do you use at work?
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Bath and Body Works sells a bunch that are vegan too (and not animal tested!). One of my (very sweet) parents at work got some for us as a gift a few weeks ago.

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#7 Old 07-30-2005, 10:19 AM
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Thanks IamJen, is this the kind you're talking about?

http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/brow...moonlight_path



Does it leave your hands sticky like lotion?
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#8 Old 07-30-2005, 12:28 PM
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Glycerin and Isopropyl Myristate.

Neither of these is animal.
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Neither of these is animal.



Yea, I went to Purell's website and theirs are not animal derived.
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#10 Old 07-31-2005, 05:18 PM
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YES!!!! I am so happy that Purell is Vegan!! I kept buying this towlette at Whole Foods and they are 50 cents each, which I think is expensive. I am so glad to find this information out about Purell.
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Brilliant! I've been looking for some hand sanitizer for ages! Just brought 5 off ebay! I've been using soap in a travel dish for the last 3 years :-D Gets VERY messy
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#12 Old 11-12-2017, 09:20 AM
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CleanWell All-Natural Hand Sanitizing Wipes - Verified Vegan & Cruelty Free

As of today, the page mentioned above on Purell's website is not available and no information on animal ingredients and animal testing is available on Purell's website. There is information on how Pfizer tests on animals on the Pfizer website - Pfizer owns Purell. If you want to use a vegan and cruelty-free hand sanitizer, we recommend CleanWell All-Natural Hand Sanitizing Wipes. CleanWell is PETA certified and does not contain any animal products or byproducts.
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YES!!!! I am so happy that Purell is Vegan!! I kept buying this towlette at Whole Foods and they are 50 cents each, which I think is expensive. I am so glad to find this information out about Purell.
While Purell may be vegan, it is definitely not cruelty-free. It's always best to find firm language about a product on the brand's own website. If they aren't explicit, you can't know for sure.
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#14 Old 11-12-2017, 10:37 AM
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1/4 cup aloe vera gel
3/4 cup rubbing alcohol
few drop essential oils
mix in a mini blender, store in a small bottle.
a tablespoon of veg glycerin will help it from being too drying, but not necessary

Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good
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GOJO Industries officially declares Purell is vegan and cruelty-free

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While Purell may be vegan, it is definitely not cruelty-free. It's always best to find firm language about a product on the brand's own website. If they aren't explicit, you can't know for sure.
We received an official letter from GOJO Industries, which owns and developed Purell:

On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 10:59 AM, Customer Service Email Box <customerservice at gojo dot com> wrote:
Good morning,

Thank you for contacting GOJO Industries, Inc. with your questions. We have not pursued a Vegan certification and therefore make no Vegan claim on any of our products.

However, we are able to claim that we do not use animal derived ingredients to manufacture our products, and we do not test on animals. Please let us know if there is anything else we can help with.

ENCLOSED LETTER:

GOJO Industries, Inc.
One GOJO Plaza, Suite 500
Akron, OH 44311
Tel: 330-255- 6000 Fax: 330-255- 6119
GOJO dot com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 991, Akron, Ohio 44309-0991

©2008, GOJO Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

\TECHKNOW\PURELL - No animal ingredients.doc
11/13/2017

Dear Customer:
Thank you very much for your inquiry into PURELL ® Instant Hand Sanitizer. Please note that
none of the ingredients within this formula are of animal origin. The ingredients are all
vegetable derivatives or are synthetically produced. In addition, this product has not been
tested on animals. GOJO ® uses human participants to test our products.
Should you require further technical information, please check our website (GOJO dot com) or
contact us.
Sincerely,

GOJO Industries, Inc.


Stay well,

Savanna C.
GOJO Industries, Inc.
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#16 Old 11-13-2017, 09:33 AM
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Wow, thank you for passing that on!
GOJO hand cleaner is really awesome- the orange goopy one in the flat can.
I actually do have Purell on my desk at work, I just never thought about it

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