How to make Hand Sanitizer at home | Corona Virus ( COVID-19 )
Coronavirus (COVID-19 ) is spreading at a fast pace through human contact. An effective way to control the spread is to keep washing the hands quite frequently. It is the best way to kill bacteria and viruses. In this post, we are trying to spread awareness about coronavirus and how to make hand sanitizer at home to protect yourself from virus.
In this panic situation, when we are facing a shortage of groceries, toilet papers, sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, and other cleaning stuff, the best alternative can be to make your own hand sanitizer at home by mixing stuff that we already have at home.
How to make Hand Sanitizer
Let us have a look at the simple steps to make this disinfecting gel so as to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Although it is recommended to wash your hands with soap when in cases when you are out and nowhere near a sink, one must carry hand sanitizer with them. But we all are aware it is not so easy at this point of time to get hand sanitizer at stores and most stores have limited the selling by just keeping one hand sanitizer purchase per family. In a situation like this, the best alternative is to make a hand sanitizer at home to protect your health.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, your sanitizer mix must be at least 60 percent alcohol to be effective.
Ingredient required ( Gel recipe )
- A bottle of 99 percent isopropyl alcohol
- Aloe vera gel
- Tea tree oil/ Lavender oil/ Lemon juice
Steps to make Hand Sanitizer
- Mix 3 parts of isopropyl alcohol to 1 part aloe vera gel.
- Mix it well to make it uniform gel
- Add a few drops of tea tree oil for the purpose of giving a pleasant scent.
Note: Here are some instructions keeping in mind while you are preparing hand sanitizer at home. For mixing the ingredients, sanitize the tools that are going to use for the same in order to prevent any kind of contamination. Also, as suggested by the World Health Organization , let the concoction sit for at least 72 hours after preparing it. This way, if by any chance any bacteria get introduced during the preparation process, the sanitizer has time to kill it.