It has been just over one hundred days since the first instance of COVID-19 whispered its way through the public zeitgeist and quickly came to define the turn of the decade. We have seen all manner of responses to the virus in that time: some good, some bad, proof that human nature, given a prod, will do its thing.
Terms like ‘social distancing’ and ‘self-isolation’ have become firmly supplanted vernacular and under the assumed panic, essential supplies have been in scarce availability. Chiefly among these now invaluable commodities is hand sanitiser. Growing in popularity to near herculean levels of grandeur, hand sanitiser has sold by the bucket loads to salivating shoppers the world over. This spike in popularity has left precious few stock remaining, inciting gouging and a haphazard DI why posse of those producing their own homemade alternatives, often to disastrous results.
If you are bewildered by the lack of hand sanitizer available, said bewilderment will stand in as a suitable simulacrum of the bewilderment of Danielle Lewis, founder of all Australian essentials brand THE ANSWER. Unable to source a hand sanitiser for herself, Danielle and partner Salvatore did what any innovator would do and created their own. THE ANSWER. is a lovingly crafted brand of essentials for humans and homes, with a premier hand sanitiser in their considered line-up, born, as they so aptly put it, ‘of necessity’.
We had a chance to chat with Danielle on all things sanitation and how to keep your health in check during isolation.