Alcohol Hand Sanitiser

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  • WHO (World Health Organisation) Recommended Handrub Sanitiser
  • High Alcohol Content (75%)
  • Extremely effective at killing viruses and bacteria
  • Portable 70mL bottle fits in pockets
  • 250mL bottles come with convent spray nozzle
  • Used by medical organisations worldwide

If you prefer hand gel please look at our Antibacterial Hand Gel. 

e-Surgery is donating a large quantity of these sanitisers to frontline key workers. By purchasing you are helping us provide more to those that need them.  


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Alcohol Hand Sanitiser

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What is 75% Alcohol hand sanitiser?

75% alcohol hand sanitiser is a liquid solution hand rub that comes in a 70ml bottle. When hand washing with water and soap is unavailable alcohol based hand sanitiser is the second best solution. Hand sanitisers/handrubs with an alcohol concentration between 60–95% are more effective at killing germs than those with a lower alcohol concentration or non-alcohol-based hand sanitisers.

Find out the best way to wash your hands here.

Alcohol-based hand rubs can inactivate many types of microbes very effectively when used correctly, although it is very important hand sanitiser is used correctly in large enough amounts and is not wiped off before it has dried.

How does 75% Alcohol hand sanitiser work?

The key ingredient to hand sanitiser is alcohol, hand sanitisers that do not contain alcohol are much less effective. There are different types of alcohol (for example the alcohol we drink is Ethanol), and hand sanitiser contains Isopropyl alcohol. Alcohol breaks down the proteins within bacteria and viruses and destroys disease causing pathogens. This can happen even with a 30% alcohol hand sanitiser solution, but an alcohol solution of 60–95% is most effective.

The World Health Organisation recommends alcohol based hand sanitiser for both for hygienic hand antisepsis and for presurgical hand preparation.

The Centre for Disease Control highlights the importance and effectiveness of alcohol based hand sanitiser.

What does 75% Alcohol hand sanitiser contain?

As per the World Health Organisation (WHO) specifications for recommended handrub formulations the hand sanitiser you will receive contains:

  • Isopropyl alcohol 99.8%
  • Hydrogen peroxide 3%
  • Glycerol 98%
  • Sterile distilled or boiled cold water


You can find more information about the official World Health Organisation (WHO) ingredients of alcohol hand sanitiser here.

How do I use 75% Alcohol hand sanitiser?

Apply a generous amount of the 75% alcohol and sanitiser to the palm of one hand and rub the product all over the surfaces of your hands until your hands are dry. Make sure to get in between fingers and wrists. 

You should wash or sanitise your hands often, this is even more important since the spread of the coronavirus. Some essential times to be washing/using alcohol hand rub should be:

  • when you get to work or arrive home
  • when you get on or off public transport
  • before eating food
  • before or after preparing food
  • after using the toilet
  • before or after treating someone who is ill
  • after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing

Can 75% Alcohol hand sanitiser stop viruses?

When hand washing is not available alcohol based hand sanitiser or hand rub can help to destroy bacteria and viruses. Although it will not completely prevent your chances of catching a virus it will help reduce the chances.

What other ways can I prevent getting a virus?

According to WHO (World Health Organisation) washing your hands thoroughly and consistently is essential, especially before eating or touching your mouth or eyes. You should practice self isolation and social distancing where possible, only leaving the house where it is essential. Follow the government’s advice and avoid anyone who is showing virus symptoms.

You should make sure you cover your mouth and nose when sneezing and make sure to wash your hands after.

Is there any reason I would not be able to use 75% Alcohol hand sanitiser?

Alcohol hand sanitiser is generally safe for everyone though can dry out your skin. It is not intended as a replacement for traditional hand washing, although it is still effective.

Why should I use 75% Alcohol hand sanitiser?

Using alcohol hand rub can help to prevent bacterial or viral infections and helps or protect not just yourself but others around you, particularly those who are vulnerable such as the elderly or those with underlying health conditions.

Can I buy 75% Alcohol hand sanitiser online?

Yes you can order a 70ml bottle of 75% alcohol hand sanitiser hand rub (abiding by official WHO specifications) online from e-Surgery.

When buying from an online pharmacy always look for the green GPhC and MHRA logo on the bottom of each page you visit. This ensures that the website is operating legally.

Where can I get more information about 75% Alcohol hand sanitiser online?

You can find more information about alcohol hand rub from the World Health Organisation guide to hand rub formulation. There is also information about alcohol hand sanitiser and hand rub from the Center for Disease Control.

You can also use our completely free Ask-a-Pharmacist service to get health advice from a trained professional. We’re here to help!

How to store 75% Alcohol hand sanitiser bought online?

Store your hand sanitiser in a cool place and keep away from children and naked flames.

How will my 75% Alcohol hand sanitiser be delivered?

e-Surgery uses Royal Mail delivery with choices starting from Royal mail 48 tracked delivery, Royal Mail tracked 24 from and Royal Mail 1pm special delivery (discover more about e-Surgery delivery). Your alcohol hand sanitiser will arrive in discreet, recyclable packaging at a delivery address of your choice. Find out to recycle packaging from e-Surgery.

How to dispose of 75% Alcohol hand sanitiser bought online?

The containers for the alcohol hand rub are fully recyclable. 

Cardboard packaging and paper patient information leaflets are recyclable. For any more information on disposal of alcohol hand sanitiser you can use our free Ask-a-Pharmacist service.

Additional information


250mL Liquid Hand Sanitiser, 70mL Liquid Hand Sanitiser


1x 250mL, 2x 250mL, 3x 250mL, 1 x 70mL, 2 x 70mL, 3 x 70mL

2 reviews for Alcohol Hand Sanitiser

  1. Craig

    Very reasonably priced for 75% alcohol (most of the cheaper ones I found are 60%).

  2. Penny Wainwright

    I feel very protected with this one as none of the shop ones are 75% alcohol, some just say “alcohol” no idea how much, and some are even marked as “alcohol free” so what use is that !!!

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