The beaches currently remain closed. But the healing powers of the sea are right at our fingertips and back in a form—which has been all-but-impossible to find—that could also help stem the coronavirus threat.
—headquartered in Stuart—is ramping up production of its FDA-approved hand-sanitizer.
“That market needed something and those guys were trial-and-error minded,” says the Jensen Beach resident. “From there we went into the dental market and the diabetic market—and associated cuts and wounds—where we then moved into clinical trials and are now even listed in an AMA journal called Wounds.”
H2Ocean, says Kolos, established further credibility as its soaps (and alcohol-and-fluoride-free oral rinse made with sea salt and natural enzymes), underwent multiple clinical trials.
With the fear generated from the pandemic sparking a run on hand sanitizers, the 20 employees of H2Ocean are working hard to create more of the soaps for healthcare providers. Its products are also available to the public online.
“We’re not raising our prices. Knowing what this can actually do—that it can really help people—feels good for our employees.”
Eddie Kolos, owner of H2Ocean