Here is a simple video showing how to make hand sanitizer at home using just 2 ingredients, in less than 2 minutes. Both the ingredients can be easily available online and in stores.
Please note that 99% alcohol gives the best results, but since it is scarce in the market, 70% was the one available to me and that is what I have used as a stop-gap measure. If 99% is available to you, please buy that. You also don’t need a lot of it. So if you are able to find a small container, just start with that.
Time needed: 2 minutes.
How to make Hand Sanitizer at home
- 2 cups – Isopropyl alcohol. Use 60% or higher grade.
99% is considered the best, so use that if that’s available. I used 70% grade as that is what was available. CDC recommends 60% or higher alcohol.
- 1 cup – Aloe Vera gel
- Mix both of the above ingredients well. Your hand sanitizer is ready!
You may use a spatula, whisk, or even a blender to mix it well.
Fill it up in an old empty hand sanitizer bottle or any bottle with a lid on it.
Please note: This is a stop-gap measure in case you are not able to find hand-sanitizers in stores. If those are available to you, then, of course, use that. There are also a lot of other precautionary measures on the CDC website, so do follow that as well and stay safe.
With the Coronavirus/COVID-19 spread, we are living in pretty challenging times, not knowing what to expect next. But at the same time, instead of panicking, the best thing to do is be cautious and take the steps you can that are possible, in order to avoid it and stay safe.
One of the key factors to staying safe is to wash hands more often and use hand sanitizer as much as possible to avoid getting affected by the virus. In the current situation, the hand-sanitizers have been flying off the shelves and not available in and around lots of the cities, including the one where I live. So I looked for how to make one at home and turns out, it is pretty easy and can be made using just 2 ingredients.
You just need Isopropyl alcohol and aloe vera gel to make it. 99% Isopropyl alcohol is the best, but I had 70% alcohol and hence I used that as a stop-gap measure. Per the CDC’s website, you can use 60% or above.
I have a quick video above, explaining how to make it. It is pretty simple. I have also given links on where to buy these ingredients in case these aren’t available at your nearby stores.
CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Refer to their website for the latest details on coronavirus/COVID-19.
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