“We’ve got all this high-proof booze around, why not put it to use?” says Cotton & Reed co-founder Jordan Cotton. Effective homemade hand sanitizers must contain at least 60 percent alcohol—Cotton & Reed’s is 66 percent, and Republic Restoratives’ is 70 percent.
“You can’t get hand sanitizer, so therefore you have to make it. In order to make it, you have to have good, high-proof spirit,” says Republic Restoratives founder and CEO Pia Carusone. “These sort of crises demand innovation.”
“The oils take over the aroma, but there’s a certain rum-iness to it,” Cotton says.
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