What is Durisan, the Florida-based hand sanitizer used by Gov. DeSantis?

What is Durisan, the Florida-based hand sanitizer used by Gov. DeSantis?
Durisan hand sanitizer. (WFTV.com News Staff)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis gave one particular brand of hand sanitizer a promotional plug during a news conference inside his Tallahassee office Wednesday.

As one reporter noted that the governor was running low on the hand sanitizer on his desk, DeSantis told media that it was a brand called Durisan, and “it’s not quite as greasy” as other brands of hand sanitizer, and “it’s fresh,” he said.

“I don’t know where it comes from, but it’s pretty good stuff,” DeSantis said.

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Actually, Durisan is made in Sarasota, where the company has a 30,000 square-foot facility. The website boasts that Durisan is “the new alcohol-free hand sanitizer product that lasts up to 8 hand washings or 24 hours.”

The hand sanitizer was originally a solution to remove odor-causing bacteria from clothing, according to the company.

See Gov. DeSantis talk about Durisan in the video below:

Gov. Ron DeSantis gave one particular brand of hand sanitizer a promotional plug during a news conference inside his Tallahassee office Wednesday.

Durisan’s website was down most of Wednesday evening, after DeSantis mentioned it at his news conference. However, it was up and running on Thursday.

A 1,000 milliliter bottle of alcohol-free hand sanitizer costs $9.50 on the website. A 12-pack of 8-ounce hand sprays cost $132.

Due to demand, Durisan said shipping may take 10-12 weeks.

DeSantis said he was able to order his bottle from Amazon.

“These aren’t what people look for, so Amazon was able to deliver it,” he said during the news conference.

That’s no longer the case though, as Amazon is sold out.

The reporter’s eventual question was, what is being done to provide those who still have to report to work with toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

“The thing that is most effective is really good attention to hygiene, and keeping the social distance, so we’re not on top of each other,” DeSantis said.