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Hemp farm to produce 1,000 litres of hand sanitiser

Hemp farm to produce 1,000 litres of hand sanitiser

Thursday 02 April 2020

Hemp farm to produce 1,000 litres of hand sanitiser

Thursday 02 April 2020


Jersey Hemp has changed its processes to help create 1,000 litres of hand sanitiser, as the island faces shortages of the anti-bacterial solution.

To make the sanitiser, the Warwick Farm-based CBD producer will be mixing the ethanol it normally uses during extraction with Aloe Vera.

They are currently processing 500 litres of ethanol and are looking to source 500 litres more.

It's hoped that the initial production will result in close to 1,000 litres of sanitiser by the end of the week.

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Pictured: Jersey Hemp is using the ethanol it normally uses to make CBD in a different way.

It will then be sold in five litre containers, while the company sources smaller bottles.

Care providers are being urged to get in touch if they need an urgent supply.

Commercial Director Craig Dempster commented: “In times of crisis like these, it is important that we come together.

"Our supply of ethanol will hopefully go a long way in producing hand sanitiser that can fill the shortages that many people are experiencing and ultimately help to save lives."

Jersey Hemp are the second Channel Island producers to offer to make large batches of hand sanitiser.

Last week, Guernsey Seaweed and the Channel Islands Liquor Company partnered up to create a sanitising solution. It has since received the green light in Guernsey for distribution, but is awaiting approval for use in Jersey.

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