Very simply: We don’t have any pumice in our hand cleaners and use natural ingredients.
Pumice tends to cut up and dry out your hands. The pumice in other hand cleaners is finely ground up volcanic ash. With other cleaners you are rubbing crushed up rock into your hands. Instead of pumice, our products use Botanical Grit and Plant Fibers. For more explanation about Botanical Grit and the other alternative abrasives we use, please refer to our other product specific videos or stick around for question #5.
But in quick summary Botanical Grit is crushed walnut shells and seeds.
Our hand cleaners are made from natural, non-toxic ingredients that will not dry out your skin and cause them to crack and bleed.
Definitely not ‘Waterless’ and for
good reason! This is a topic for its own video and article!
‘Waterless’ is a hand cleaner
industry term that simply means, you don’t need to add or rinse your hands with
water to remove the grease. Because the product you are using is principally
filled with water.
not rinsing your hands after using any kind of hand cleaner often just leads to
spreading the mess around. Rinsing your hands after using hand cleaner is
always the best way of removing the grease and dirt from your hands.
Happy Hand we don’t sell ‘Waterless’ products
because we believe that you should be paying for effective cleaner in the
bottle, and not overpriced water!
Our products don’t have large amounts of water in them because we chose to
produce a cleaner which is very concentrated, highly effective and all natural.
Selling water in a bottle with a diluted amount of hand cleaner would be very
concentrated products last 2-4x the number of uses compared to the same
container size of competing ‘Waterless’
common mistake is to use too much Happy Hand Cleaner. It is concentrated, just like
your home laundry soap likely is.
mistake is often due to our customers using pumice based ‘Waterless’ hand cleaners where they need 2-3 pumps of product to
clean their hands. That just isn’t necessary when using Happy Hand Cleaning
fingertips worth is all you need to remove the majority of the grease. A teaspoon
size. 5mL. A Loonie or Toonie size if you are Canadian. Slightly less than a
half-dollar size if you are American.
little goes a long way. Always start with less, and then add more as needed. You
don’t need to use too much Happy Hand Cleaner.
formulas are closely guarded trade secrets, however since we use natural
ingredients we are happy to disclose the core ingredients that we use. Our
customers like to know what they are putting on their skin.
case of our Happy Hand Classic, the three principal ingredients are baking
soda, sodium lauryl sulfate and mineral oil.
Greenclean we use baking soda, mineral oil, sodium lauryl sulfate and recycled plant fibres as
the sodium lauryl sulfate is removed and coco lauryl sulfate is used instead. Coconut
oil is used in place of mineral oil.
is our newest and most natural product with the smoothest texture, many of our
longtime customers prefer the feel of Happy Hand Classic.
products are biodegradable and non-toxic. You could ingest them, but please don’t
grit in both the Classic Clean and Cococlean we have our Botanical grit which
is a combination of crushed seeds and walnut shells.
our competitors use pumice which is a volcanic ash, a natural ingredient
obviously, but because it's rock it is very harsh on your skin. When you're
rubbing it into your skin it will be cutting it up your skin and drying it out.
There are other types of abrasives in existing too, like plastic pellets and beads.
We chose to use the most organic and natural option possible, which we call
Botanical Grit. This is a combination of crushed walnut shells and seeds which
are just as effective as pumice in getting into the cracks of your skin, but
they’re much gentler.
Hand Classic and Cococlean both contain Botanical Grit (crushed walnut shells
and seeds). However, Greenclean does not.
If a nut sensitivity is a concern for you, then we recommend using Greenclean.
It contains no nuts. Instead it uses crushed plant fibres as the abrasive, so
you don't have to worry about any type of reaction to nuts.
has a dry texture that some customers prefer. It also is just as effective.
the most common questions we are asked is What
Container Size Should I Buy?
Just remember that our products are concentrated,
and you usually only need to use half to a quarter of the amount to a competing 'waterless' hand cleaner, such as Fast Orange, Gojo or similar.
For example, if you like to work on your own car and
change the oil on your car every few months, the Consumer Size, would be
perfect for you. It will last between 8 to 12 months.
you are working in a shop daily (as a mechanic, auto glass installer, welder,
etc) with 2-3 technicians and need to clean your hands three or four times a day, the Small Shop
Size is best.
Finally, if you have half a dozen or more technicians working in
your workplace and they need to clean their hands hundreds or thousands of
times a month, we recommend upgrading to the Large Shop Size.
We also offer a
Box size if you need a large quantity but need to easily portion it out to
several wash stations in your workplace. The Box size has 8 Small Shop size
summary, at the time of this video and article we sell all our products
(Classic, Greenclean, and Cococlean) in 4 sizes:
Our hand cleaner is CONCENTRATED and much more effective. You only need to use half to a quarter as much as competiting products. So when our product is compared to our competitors effectiveness, we are slightly more expensive. A small sized jar of our cleaner will often last weeks to months before it needs to be replaced. Some of our long time customers report going up to a YEAR or more before needing to reorder.
3-7 business days depending on your location. We also offer 2 business day $15 flat rate shipping in Calgary for orders between $100-1000; and 2 business day FREE shipping in Calgary for order of $1000 or more.
Add a quarter to half a cup of water (75-125mL). Then stir. Add more water as needed until you acheive your preferred consistency. Also be sure to tightly seal the lid of the container you are using to prevent drying out.
We don't add any emulsifiers to our products. Hence they, naturally separate over time. Simply stir the product. And if you like, add a little water for a smoother consistency.Continue stirring until you acheive your preferred consistency.