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Regular price $10.00

Your Portable Sink™

The Not-Just-For-Hands Sanitizer since 1997

Jao Refresher - 2oz/59ml   |   4oz/118ml    |   8oz/236ml Bottles

98.5% natural, multipurpose Jao Refresher is an instant disinfectant and aromatherapy boost in one. Awarded the Elle Green Star Award for Best Hand Sanitizer, it kills germs and freshens hands with Ethyl Alcohol (less drying) and our very own blend of antiseptic essential oils: Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Geranium and Sage. We combine Chamomile and Calendula with natural cosmetic moisturizers so it will not dry out your hands. We do not use Triclosan or Bezalkonium Chloride, which are bad for the environment. Leaves skin feeling soft and refreshed - an instant skin cooler, body pick-me-up.



Jao Refresher has many uses.
When one product does many things, we buy less and consume less.

Use for your:
Zit Zapper
Portable Spa
Gym Germ Stomper
Face Toner
Body Splash
Underarm Deodorant
and even more!

Why I created this

Formulated way back in 1994 when there were no such things as hand sanitizers in the marketplace, I asked my Dad how I could wash my hands when I was on the go, while traveling. He mentioned “gelled alcohol”. So from there we formulated Jao Hand Refresher, our very first product. I wanted it to feel clean, like you were carrying around a portable sink. I wanted our formulation to smell like an herbal soap. And since we took such care formulating it, I began to use it for other uses: zit zapper, aftershave, deodorant, poopy smelling bathroom spritz, diaper bag must have etc. Thus the ethos of the company was born - multipurpose products. When one thing does many things we buy less, and make less waste.


98.5% Natural. No parabens, sulphates, PEG, propylene glycol, TEA, DEA, phthalates, mineral oil, silicones or synthetic fragrance. Only tested on humans (humanely). Made in USA from US and imported ingredients.

ACTIVE INGREDIENT:  Ethyl Alcohol 65% (Alcohol Special Denatured)

INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aloe Barbadensis, Aminomethyl Propanol, Calendula Extract, Chamomile Extract, dl-Panthenol, Essential Oils (Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Clary Sage), Glycerin and Glyceryl Polyacrylate, PPG-20 Methyl Glucose Ether Distearate, Water. 

*Our glycerine is vegetable based


  • Is Jao Hand Refresher made with safe ingredients?
    Our Hand Refresher is made with 65% Natural Ethyl Alcohol, derived from corn, which kills germs safely using no bacteriostats that weaken over time and can grow resistant germs. Alcohol kills germs by drying out their cell wall. We do not use Benzalkonium Chloride or Triclosan, which are bad for humans and the environment, and are known marine pollutants!
  • Does it actually work? 
    Jao Refresher was tested against seven of the most likely hand contaminants, specifically: Escherichia Coli, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Staphylococus Aureus, Klebsiella Pneumoniae, Candida Albicans, Salmonella Choleraseous and Streptococcus Pneumoniae. In all cases, the "kill rate" was less than one minute.
  • How does it work?
    Glycerin and Glyceryl Polyacrylate are humectants. They begin with natural glycerine which is a byproduct of soap and is thickened with .2% mix of Amino Methyl Propanol and Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer which are safe and have to be used together to thicken the glycerine to become a much better moisturizer. D-Panthenol is a vitamin good for healing skin. Aloe is soothing. Methyl Glucose Ether Distearate is derived from corn sugar. It is an emollient to protect the skin from the drying effects of the alcohol. Plus we have Chamomile, Calendula, Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Geranium and Sage in our boutique blend.
  • Why hand sanitizer vs. anti-bacterial soap? 
    "FDA believes that there should be clearly demonstrated benefits to balance any potential risks. There currently is no evidence that over-the-counter antibacterial soap products are any more effective at preventing illness than washing with plain soap and water"- fda.gov Jao couldn't agree more. This is why we do not use chemical antibacterial ingredients. Only alcohol and essential oils. Safe and effective. We have been aware of this problem for over 15 years.
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