hand-sanitizer

Covid-19 pandemic is continuously spreading all around the world. The CDC has recommended to strictly following social distancing and self-isolation when needed.  The stocking out of necessary items from the grocery stores has increased the trouble for people. The CDC mentioned that hand hygiene is highly essential to prevent the transmission of pathogens. So, washing your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizers can lower the spreading of infections. However, with the less availability and high pricing of hand sanitizers, it is becoming tough for people to buy them. To help prevent of Coronavirus transmission, you can now prepare hand sanitizers at home.

What did you require to do?

If you failed to buy hand sanitizers before they got out-of-stock, then do not worry, it is easy to make your own hand sanitizer now at home. You just need to collect the basic ingredients from any pharmacy or supermarkets.

Materials needed for hand sanitizer are:

  • Bowl
  • Funnel
  • Spoon
  • A bottle with a pump dispenser
  • 1/3 cup Aloe Vera gel
  • 2/3 cup 91% rubbing alcohol (Isopropyl alcohol)
  • Essential oil for fragrance (optional)

Process

Collect all the ingredients like rubbing alcohol and aloe vera gel into the bowl and blend it properly. Then, you can add 8-10 drops of optional essential oil. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly with the help of a spoon and using the funnel, pour it carefully into the bottle.

Follow the above instructions to protect your hands from the Coronavirus infections. You can also try out some alcohol-free sanitizers that are eco-friendly and have the germ-killing ability such as:

Plain vinegar sanitizer

Take a 5% solution of white vinegar and add it with water and keep it in a spray bottle. Vinegar consists of an antibacterial agent that helps in killing pathogens up to 99%. It is also toxin-free, edible, and non-polluting. You can also add essential oils of your choice for adding fragrance.

Essential oil with gel sanitizer

Take five ounces of aloe vera gel into a bowl; add one-ounce hazel and 8-10 drops of antimicrobial essential oils. Blend them all and put it into a squeeze bottle for daily use.