The luxury goods company that produces fragrances for Christian Dior, Givenchy, and Guerlain is pivoting to hand sanitizer—and it expects to provide the French government with a whopping 12 tons of hydroalcoholic gel by the end of this week. Other companies that work with alcohol-based products are also lending a hand to combat COVID-19.
Sigil Scent, an American fragrance maker that uses essential oils, is launching a new hand sanitizer to provide “emotional, mental, and physical comfort in these trying times,” according to their website. The bottles are fairly priced at cost, and customers can choose between “Grounded” or “Uplifting” fragrances—at times like these, there’s a need for both. Carts are limited to three bottles per person to discourage hoarding, and customers can also donate $5 to the L.A. LGBTQ Center’s food pantry at checkout.
When followers of AMASS—a gin and vodka distillery based in Los Angeles—saw that the company had crafted a no-water hand wash to keep their employees safe, they requested it en mass—and the company delivered.
“The ingredients are inspired by the ‘four thieves recipe,’” says master distiller Morgan McLachlan. “It’s a blend of botanicals believed to prevent the spread of the plague in medieval Europe.” The two-ounce bottle is infused with cinnamon, allspice, clove, and eucalyptus, balancing medieval folklore with meeting the CDC’s standards for actual germ killing.