Four Thieves Hand Sanitizer


Sanitizing has become a regular ritual in our lives, but that doesn’t mean we need to resign ourselves to a habitual helping of industrial-grade goo. Thankfully, the boutique Los Angeles–based botanics brand AMASS has conjured a mixture of natural botanical extracts to transform the experience of cleansing from clinical and cold to sensory and indulgent. The Four Thieves scent is inspired by a blend of botanicals once believed to prevent the spread of the bubonic plague in medieval Europe, and named after a band of thieves who used the potion to protect themselves from the disease. 

Unlike most sanitizers, this tincture is formulated with refined ingredients and emollients, offering a more decadent experience than, say, a quick rub with a conventional disinfecting wipe or a splotch of harsh gel. The recipe comes courtesy of master distiller Morgan McLachlan, whose botanical–infused spirits have garnered acclaim for their earthy ingredients and sleek bottle design—two elements prevalent in AMASS’ collection of hand sanitizers. The botanic cleansing agent anchoring the trio of scents is  light and effervescent, and if poured into a highball, it could easily be mistaken for a vibrant gin. The Four Thieves blend is perfumed with clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and allspice, a bewitching aroma reminiscent of a peppery fruitcake or even the Marrakech spice market. 

By The Numbers:

600 years since the invention of thieves’ oil
100% cruelty-free and vegan
70% ethyl alcohol base
16 fluid ounces
6 botanicals: cinnamon, allspice, clove, eucalyptus, rosemary, and lemon
3 scents: Pseudo Citrine, Basilisk Breath, and Four Thieves