Highland Botany Co hand sanitisers contain essential oils of juniper and pine which have skin clarifying, restoring, anti-ageing, energising and antibacterial qualities.
Our distillery is located in the Cairngorms National Park in the highlands of Scotland. The distillery’s grounds and surrounding hills are a place of exceptional beauty, nature and suitable for wild foraging. We make sustainably sourced essential oils from local botanicals such as juniper, pine, sweet willow, rose hips as well as other alpine and meadow, medicinal and aromatic botanicals.
Grain ethanol: kills 99.99% of the most common disease-carrying germs, and when used as directed it is safe and effective. The ethanol we use is derived from the fermentation of grain and the subsequent distillation of the spirit.
Pine oil: known for its clarifying, energising and uplifting effects. When applied to the skin, it helps alleviate dryness, itchiness, inflammation, helps prevents minor infections, and acts to enhance circulation and reduce signs of ageing.
Juniper oil: holds powerful antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Compounds in juniper oil include sabinene, limonene, myrcene, alpha and beta-pinene.
Vegetable glycerol: acts as an emollient in our hand sanitiser, providing moisturisation to the skin. Glycerol increases the flow property of the hand sanitiser by allowing it to spread smoothly on the skin. Glycerol also makes the hand’s skin smoother, by protecting skin against dryness and dermatitis.
Aloe vera: a well-known emollient with over 70 potentially active constituents that contribute to its antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-viral properties. Through topical usage, aloe has proven useful in healing minor wounds and skin problems, including sunburn, psoriasis and eczema.
Each hand sanitiser sold donates a share of profits to peatland restoration projects to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to help prevent global warming. Scotland’s peatlands are a globally significant carbon store and a haven for wildlife and medicinal plants.