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Frequently Asked Questions

Steril-eeze is a multi-purpose ALCOHOL-FREE hand and surface sanitiser. It uses active chlorine from hypochlorous acid which is scientifically proven to kill 99.99% of harmful viruses and bacteria while also being gentle on the skin. It’s water-based and alcohol-free, so it doesn’t dry or irritate the skin, making it suitable for sensitive skin and children’s hands.

Hypochlorous Acid (chemical formula HOCl) is a weak acid similar to a mild citrus juice and one of the most natural and effective biocides. HOCl is scientifically proven to be effective against most viruses, bacteria and fungi. Its sanitising properties can be found in many healthcare settings, including hospitals, dental surgeries and opticians.

Steril-eeze contains NO ALCOHOL, so it doesn’t dry, dehydrate or irritate the skin and doesn’t sting. Some hand hygiene products containing alcohol can cause skin reactions, including dryness, irritation and itching – an array of symptoms referred to as irritant contact dermatitis.

Steril-eeze is quick and easy to apply.
When using for the first time, push and release the nozzle 3 to 4 times.                                                   

For hands:                                                                                               
Spray 4 to 6 times onto dry hands. Rub hands together so all areas are covered by the Steril-eeze solution, including between your fingers and your wrists. Let your hands dry naturally. Do not rinse or wipe off. Reapply as necessary.

For surfaces:
Spray on the surface and allow to dry. If using on fabric surfaces, test on a small area first.

No product is currently proven to be effective against coronavirus (Covid-19). However, Sterli-eeze is effective against 99.99% of harmful viruses and bacteria, along with most other commercially available hand sanitisers.

Yes, STERIL-EEZE is safe to use on children’s hands due to its alcohol-free, non-sting formula. It is also presented as quick drying spray, so it is easy to apply, even to little hands. As a multi-purpose sanitiser, it is also suitable for sterilising children’s toys (if using on fabric surfaces, test on a small area first).

Steril-eeze Kind to Hands - Hand Sanitiser products have undergone rigorous scientific testing in independent laboratories. All products comply to the following international BS EN standards:

BS EN 14476, BS EN 1276, BS EN 13704, BS EN 13697, BS EN 1040, BS EN 1500

Steril-eeze products are available to buy from independent pharmacies nationwide and selected online stockists

Please refer to the BUY NOW page of this web site for details of where to buy Steril-eeze

Steril-eeze is a multi-purpose sanitiser suitable for hands and surfaces inside and outside the home. It is an effective steriliser for areas and items including worktops, car interiors, keys, phones, tablet screens, shopping trolley handles and children’s toys. If using on fabric surfaces, test on a small area first.

EM Pharma Ltd is a well-established UK-based consumer healthcare company specialising in developing and manufacturing a range of sterile and non-sterile liquids and solutions at its two East Midlands sites. EM Pharma is the UK’s leading supplier of private label ophthalmic products such as eye drops and eye washes to the UK grocery and pharmacy trade.

Steril-eeze is manufactured in the UK.

Please contact us at:

East Midlands Pharma Ltd
2, Old Dalby Business Park
Station Road
Old Dalby
Meston Mowbray
LE14 3NJ

Phone: 01664 820347


Steril-eeze should be stored away from direct sunlight.

Once opened, use Steril-eeze within 3 months.

Please refer to the expiry date printed on the pack label.

Do not use after the expiry date printed on the label.

Once opened, use Steril-eeze within 3 months.

Steril-eeze Kind to Hands

Hand sanitiser is available from most pharmacies and supermarkets nationwide.