Natural Plant-Based Hand Sanitizer

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This invention is a combination of plant-derived extracts formulated to mitigate bacterial and viral pathogens. This combination can be used as a natural hand sanitizer.


Microorganisms like bacteria and viruses are found on every surfaces. Hand sanitizer is a quick and convenient way to kill the bacteria and viruses encountered in day-to-day life. Every year, about 37 million Americans get sick with foodborne illnesses. Having a convenient way to mitigate viral illnesses has never been more important than it is now during the COVID-19 pandemic. While most hand sanitizer is chemically-based, this natural plant-based hand sanitizer is safe, effective and gentle with the ability to provide pleasant fragrance while killing harmful germs.



  • Prevent the spread of bacterial and viral infections
  • Applicable to the skin, food, and food contact surfaces



  • Effective on wide variety of pathogens
  • Environmentally friendly antimicrobial and antiviral formulation displays long lasting effects
  • Fragrant aromatherapeutic effects
Patent Information:
Contact For More Information:
Tod McCauley
Assistant Director of Licensing, CALS
The University of Arizona
Lead Inventor(s):
Sadhana Ravishankar
Bibiana Law