Brookie’s Hand & Surface Sanitiser 500ml

(12 customer reviews)


500ml Bottle with Pump

The Brookie’s Hand & Surface Sanitiser was developed by Pamela Brook B.D. Sc MBA (Co-founder of Brookfarm & Cape Byron Distillery) using all-natural ingredients including; 70% Ethanol, by-products of the production of Brookie’s Gin, UV & Charcoal Filtered Mt Warning Spring Water, Vegetable Glycerine, Aloe Vera, and Citrus Oil. Brookie’s Hand & Surface Sanitiser is bottled at 70% volume by volume ethanol, above the minimum recommended alcohol strength for sanitiser, according to the CDC and medical professionals.

What you need to know about Brookie’s Hand & Surface Sanitiser:

  • 70% Volume by Volume Ethanol
  • Pure, all-natural ingredients
  • 100% Vegan
  • Liquid (not gel)
  • Made from an ethanol by-product of Brookie’s Byron Gin, Mt Warning Spring Water, Vegetable Glycerine. Aloe Vera, Citrus Oil
  • Distilled with native rainforest botanicals
  • Not for consumption, for external use only
  • Bottle is recyclable (PET1) – please dispose of in ‘yellow’ recycling bins
  • Now sold with pump

All pricing is GST inclusive.


  1. Why is Cape Byron Distillery producing Hand Sanitisers? We are producers of alcohol and we have received unprecedented requests from a wide cross-section of the medical profession. It is very clear that hand sanitisers are running desperately low.
  1. What ingredients are in the sanitiser? A combination of Ethanol with Botanical infusions used in the production of Brookie’s Dry Gin. Other ingredients include UV and charcoal filtered Mt Warning Spring Water, Vegetable Glycerine, Aloe Vera & Citrus Oil.
  1. How did you develop the recipe? Pam Brook (B.D.Sc) and the Cape Byron Distillery team developed a recipe from the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and alongside medical professional advice to create a product that is all-natural and effective for killing 99.99 % of germs.
  1. How do I purchase it? Individuals can order 500ml bottles online or you can purchase at selected local independent retailers.
  1. Is it in spray bottles? It is available in a capped 500ml plastic recyclable bottle. There is a worldwide shortage of spray and pump caps, that is why it is in a screw-top bottle. Please decant this sanitiser into thoroughly cleaned and rinsed used spray bottles or squeeze bottles (e.g. suntan cream, hand gel, etc) – make sure you clean any used bottles with hot soapy water and also pump hot soapy water through any sprays or hand pumps before filling with Brookie’s Hand Sanitiser.
  1. Can I pick it up at the Distillery? No. With strict Covid 19 infection control plans in place, we do not allow people to pick up at the Distillery. All orders will be delivered with Australia Post or Freight companies.
  1. I‘m a doctor, can we use this to sanitise in the medical profession? The Sanitiser is liquid, not a gel, it is 70%v/v ethanol tested on our alcohol meter at the distillery. The water used has been treated in its storage tank and is also charcoal filtered and UV treated. The sanitiser can be used as both a hand and a surface sanitiser.
  1. Is it available in bulk for the medical profession? We can supply in 15litre polycubes to the medical profession. Medical practices can purchase in bulk by email to
  1. How do I use the Hand Sanitiser? Hand sanitiser is only effective if you have no dirt on your hands. Always apply to clean hands. Dispense ½ – 1 teaspoon of hand sanitiser to the palms of your hands. Rub thoroughly over the front and back of your hands and between the fingers. Allow to dry off.
  1. How do I use it as a Surface Sanitiser The sanitiser can be sprayed or wiped onto clean surfaces and then left to dry.
  1. Can it be used on all surfaces / Will it stain any surfaces? The sanitiser can be applied to most hard surfaces. It may stain delicate fabrics.
  1. Can you dilute it and still work as designed? The sanitiser is bottled at 70% volume by volume alcohol, do not dilute or it will not be effective against germs.
  1. How much are you making? Will you run out? Cape Byron Distillery is collaborating with all our suppliers to ensure the supply of all ingredients. We are also collaborating with distilleries around Australia to meet the demand for Hand Sanitiser. We will be in constant production of hand sanitiser daily to meet the community need.
  1. Safety Precautions. For external use only. This product is not safe for human consumption. Avoid contact with the eyes. In case of eye contact, flush with water. Discontinue use if skin irritation occurs. If conditions persist, consult a doctor.
  1. What is better – using Hand Sanitiser or washing my hands with soap and water? Washing hands with soap and water is always the first preference. Hand Sanitiser should always be applied to clean hands. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% v/v alcohol. Our Hand Sanitiser is 70% v/v.
  1. How do I wash my hands? The key to handwashing is to wash often and wash well for at least 20 seconds. That’s about the time it takes to sing two verses of “Happy Birthday”, which is a handy tip for children too. All you need is water and detergent (surfactant) such as a bar of soap, body wash or even shampoo. It doesn’t have to be an expensive brand, and it doesn’t have to be marked “antibacterial”. For more information go to the following link
  1. Other Hygiene tips. Keep your nails short and clean, avoid wearing rings or other hand jewellery.
  1. Why is your Hand Sanitiser 70% v/v ethanol? Sanitisers with an alcohol concentration between 60–95% are more effective at killing germs than those with a lower alcohol concentration or non-alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Hand sanitisers without 60-95% alcohol 1) may not work equally well for many types of germs; and 2) merely reduce the growth of germs rather than kill them outright.

12 reviews for Brookie’s Hand & Surface Sanitiser 500ml

  1. Cindy Glover

    Love sanitser do,s not dry my hands
    Fantastic thank you for help up out In This bad time . Thank you.

    • Pauline (verified owner)

      Thanks Cindy! We’re all in this together:)

  2. kambax31 (verified owner)

    This is the freshest smelling hand and surface sanitiser i have found. Love it! I use it everywhere. Thanks

    • Pauline (verified owner)

      Thank you 🙂 Great to hear you’re loving the smell!

  3. Annie McCabe

    I live in Lennox & have used the product for a couple of weeks & am really happy to have an effective alternative to supermarket products. I also manage front line staff who work directly with homeless clients & would love to be able to provide them this protection. Well done Brookies…thanks.

    • Pauline (verified owner)

      Hi Annie, so great to hear! Thank you for your lovely feedback. In regard to your workplace, could you please send us an email to . Cheers, Pauline

  4. Jenny

    Just cleaned my whole house with this- bathroom, kitchen, fans, tables, the lot! Absolutely amazing and much more pleasant smell than the supermarket products. Absolutely worth every cent!

    • Pauline (verified owner)

      Thank you Jenny! So lovely to hear:)

  5. Sarah Moran (verified owner)

    Absolutely amazing sanitiser. Smell isn’t overpowering, doesn’t irritate my skin and doesn’t leave a goopy residue like so many others do. Love love love your product. Thank you so much for everything you have done and continue to do ❤️

    • Pauline (verified owner)

      Thank you so much Sarah for taking the time to share your lovely feedback, we really appreciate it. It’s so great to hear that our customers are enjoying the smell and texture as much as we do. Cheers!

  6. Anne Seebach (verified owner)

    Love the smell! I’ve been using it to wipe down car and household surfaces as well as on my hands. Not at all harsh on the leather steering wheel or my ‘leather’ hands – in fact it feels really good.

    • Pauline (verified owner)

      Thank you Anne, So great to hear! We love the smell too 😉

  7. Michelle

    Smells delicious. But really makes me want a G&T

  8. Nicole Mallalieu (verified owner)

    Love this sanitiser… back for more! Great smell and quick to dry.

    • Pauline (verified owner)

      Hi Nicole,
      Thank you for the support:) Glad to hear you love it!
      Cheers, Pauline

  9. Hayley (verified owner)

    Smells like delicious gin and dries quickly without any stickiness. I have sensitive skin and this has not caused any problems for me.

    • Pauline (verified owner)

      Thanks Hayley 🙂 Great to hear!

  10. Anna Sublet

    Just love the smell of this sanitiser, and it leaves my hands feeling soft! Thanks for making it, it’s my favourite sanitising product. Hope we can visit again sometime soon. Anna

    • Pauline (verified owner)

      Hi Anna, Thank you! So good to hear 🙂 We hope to see you again at the distillery. Pauline

  11. Oliver (verified owner)

    We buy this all the time – simply the best smelling, least harsh and best value hand and surface sanitiser you can buy.

    • Pauline (verified owner)

      Thank you so much Oliver! So nice to hear:) Cheers, Pauline

  12. Carol Y (verified owner)

    My favourite sanitiser by far. It has the loveliest light lemony smell, has a higher percentage of ethanol, is gentle on ours and our kids’ skin, and is cheaper than the one I was using previously. Have been ordering a few bottles of this every few months since the middle of last year, we love it 🙂

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