DIY: How to make hand sanitizer at home

With the growing threat of coronavirus, there is a growing demand for hand sanitizers and the increased demand has made a shortage of hand sanitizers in the market as many people are panic buying and stocking up with unnecessary amounts. This post is all about showing you how to make hand sanitizer at home with easily available ingredients.

DIY: How to make hand sanitiser at home
DIY: How to make hand sanitiser at home

The best way to clean your hand is soap. Properly clean your hands with soap rubbing it on your hands and lather for at least 20 to 30 seconds. Make sure to clean palms, back of the hand and between your fingers.

While you are on the go you may not have access to water and soap, hand sanitizers come handy. Always keep your hand sanitizer with you. Keep one small bottle in your bag/handbag or in your vehicle.

Hand sanitizer can easily be made at home with just few ingredients. The ingredients used are as simple as Aleo Vera Gel and rubbing alcohol. Both these ingredients can be bought from your local pharmacy. It is better to use the pure Aloe Vera Gel right from the plant, which is used as a moisturiser as alcohol would dry your skin.

It is recommended to use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content for it to be effective.

Sanitizer to be effective needs a higher concentration of alcohol.

It is also recommended to use 99% ethanol or isopropyl alcohol.

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DIY: Hand Sanitizer

This recipe uses two parts of alcohol, one part of Aleo Vera Gel and a few drops of essential oil of your choice for the aroma which is optional.

Two parts of alcohol to one part of the gel is the best ratio.

  • 91% Isopropyl Alcohol – 2/3 cup
  • Aloe Vera Gel – 1/3 cup
  • Essential oils – few drops
  • Few drops of coconut oil

Mix all three ingredients thoroughly and pour the mixture into a new and clean container.

It is recommended by WHO to rub your hands with the sanitizer for about 40 seconds.

NOTE: Don’t use too much of Aloe Vera Gel as it will make the sanitizer less affective. Too less of the Gel in the sanitizer will dry out your hand.

Keep rubbing the sanitizer on your hand till it dries out properly.

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