In March of 2020, two women from the Big Island of Hawaii launched Protection for Humanity, LLC
as a result of the impending lack of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) availability on Hawaiian Island. PFH is the first all women-owned PPE company in Hawaii to manufacture FDA approved sanitizers, specializing in hand-sanitizer for both personal and industrial use.
Keeping guests and islanders safe is their primary concern. “We saw a need to jump into this supply chain when we noticed the majority of available hand sanitizers were utilizing sub-standard and hidden toxic ingredients.
These sanitizers were suddenly appearing on every shelf and at the front entrances to stores and businesses without the stores and employees even realizing the potential negative side effects of repetitive usage throughout the day. In some situation’s tech-grade products were being used on hands, which could be quite harmful to put directly onto your skin or inhale.” Ginger explains.
“We got a huge education on what sanitizer is and isn’t, and it was fairly disturbing” explains Anna. “FDA and Tech grade is like night and day. Gel and spray sanitizer have important differences, and the education of how to use this stuff was seriously lacking” Anna continues.
Ginger and Anna knew they could manufacture hand sanitizer that would meet their needs for a useable, safe, FDA approved, and “as natural as can be” sanitizer that would be safe to put directly onto skin. They also found a way to mitigate the extremely strong and unpleasant alcohol scent associated with the denatured alcohol used in hand sanitizer.
In May 2020 Protection for Humanity became an FDA approved manufacturer of sanitizer in both liquid and gel formats. The product line is a naturally scented, 80% strength liquid hand sanitizer and 70% gel that uses only organic, natural, non-toxic ingredients with a 99.9% kill rate for bacteria and germs, causing illness including the coronavirus. Their sanitizer line is called Hawaiian ForceField®
, which includes sanitizing sprayers, personal spritzers, business sanitation sprayers or pumps, by-the-gallon liquid and gel. “It is formulated, crafted, and manufactured with Aloha, made in Hawaii and it creates a wonderful image of sunshine, healing, happiness, and good health” according to Anna.
Mahalo and ... Be Safe Hawaii! #besafehawaii @hawaiianforcefield