CBD companies pivot to produce hand sanitizer

It was the invisible enemy nobody saw coming despite the early warning signs out of China. For whatever reason, the threat was not taken as seriously as it should have been and now the United States and most every other country in the midst of a stifling battle against COVID-19.  However, even before the momentum began to shift out of our control, there were a few telltale signs that we were in for some challenging times.


 

The most evident was the dramatic changes that seemingly happened overnight in our grocery and convenience stores. The first thing to go was toilet paper, and the second was hand sanitizer. Two items usually bountifully stocked and back stocked at any store were suddenly being bought up in a frenzy. While toilet paper is not necessarily something that can be produced by a company not already producing the product, hand sanitizer, on the other hand, is something that many companies have found a way to pivot their production lines to help with the shortage.

Alcohol Companies move to hand sanitizer first

Naturally, it was a rather seamless transition for many alcohol distilleries, who already have the equipment and know-how, to be the first to jump in the game. From Anheuser-Busch to Gallo Winery to Titos Vodka, each has stepped up to try to fill the demand with their brand of COVID-19 hand sanitizer. Despite their efforts, according to an article on Bloomberg.com, there’s likely to continue to be a shortage for quite some time primarily due to a lack of plastic packaging available. While plastic packaging companies are not increasing their production capacity, there’s still concern it will not be enough in the short term.

GRN CBD - First CBD brand to produce hand sanitizer

Recognizing the opportunity and having the capacity to help, GRN CBD was one of the first CBD companies to pivot to produce hand sanitizer due to the shortage caused by COVID-19. The CDC recommends the use of alcohol-based sanitizers containing at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol to effectively deactivate viruses such as COVID-19. GRN CBD produced an 80% Alcohol Antiseptic Topical Solution available in 2oz single bottles or 3-pack which meets these guidelines and currently has ample stock to help. Furthermore, since hand sanitizer has the tendency to dry out fingers and hands due to frequent or prolonged use, GRN CBD has created special product bundles contain their hand sanitizer and 250mg CBD Infused Moisturizing lotion. 

While other CBD brands have also pivoted to produce hand sanitizer, several also added a CBD to their hand sanitizer formulations. The jury is still out on the effectiveness of CBD combined with hand sanitizer, not to mention the increased cost that comes with it. GRN took a more more direct approach, let the hand sanitizer do its job and apply your CBD lotion after. Due to the increased demand for hand sanitizer, and the fact that many consumers who have never tried CBD are now visiting www.grncbd.com, GRN is offering 50% off any CBD product with the purchase of their 3-pack hand sanitizer.  It’s a great time to stock up on quality hand sanitizer and give CBD a try at a lower cost, especially for individuals who are new to CBD.  

Hand Sanitizer Fact

Did you know that when hand sanitizers first became mainstream they contained Triclosan which was eventually banned by the FDA in 2016? The banning was due to the fact that the hand sanitizer companies failed to provide proof that Triclosan was actually effective and safe in light of concerns Tricolosan may have adverse long term hormonal effects. As a result, modern-day hand sanitizers are now formulated without Triclosan and are commonly used during cold and flu season and or as an alternative to washing hands when there is no access to soap and water.