Cedarburg shop owner sees spike in homemade sanitizer sales due to coronavirus outbreak

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CEDARBURG, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A shop owner in Cedarburg has seen a huge jump in business because of the coronavirus outbreak.

She makes her own hand sanitizer. 

"Typically I would sell about 20 a week," she said. But hundreds a day -- I mean hundreds."

Dionne Schebler Cofta runs Cedar Creek Essentials, and she says she made her sanitizer available online after she heard people complaining about price gouging for commercial products. 

She says within five minutes of the listing, she started getting sales, and the word spread quickly.

"The first person that came in specifically for it had been in one of the local stores looking for hand sanitizer," she said. "There happened to be one of my customers in the store who had sanitizer so she spritzed the lady and told her where to come."

Dionne says she uses all natural ingredients. For more information on Cedar Creek Essentials, click here.

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