How to Make Hand Sanitizer at Home?

Unfortunately, the world is crippled with a curse named coronavirus. The governments across the globe are taking stupendous precautionary measures and ensuring supreme healthcare facilities. This disease is turning into a pandemic and the medicine is still under development. But the prime precaution everyone has to take is to practice social distancing and self-quarantine. Along with that, regular hand wash or sanitization is of utmost importance.

Panic has run down the nerves of people and that has led to a shortage of hand sanitizers from departmental and medical stores. In this scenario, learn how to make your own sanitizer at home. This will quite literally come in handy.

Ingredients you need:-

Rubbing alcohol or isopropyl – Remember that as per the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the hand sanitizer you are using must have 60-65% of alcohol in it.

Aloe Vera Gel- Extract it if you have Aloe Vera plant at home or you may use the ones that are available in the market

Essential Oil of your choice- It will add a nice fragrance. In case you don’t have that, use lemon juice

Steps to make Hand Sanitizer at home:

The most important thing is to keep rubbing alcohol and Aloe Vera gel in a 2:1 ratio. That’s how you will achieve that required a 60-65% alcohol limit that will kill germs effectively.

  • Take 3/4th cup of rubbing alcohol, 1/4th cup of Aloe Vera gel, and 10 drops of essential oil
  • Now pour all these ingredients into a glass bowl and use a spoon to mix them well
  • Whisk for some time until all the ingredients mix properly
  • Take your old shampoo or oil bottle, wash it well and pour this sanitizer
  • Don’t forget to label it “My Homemade Sanitizer”

Facts to remember while making sanitizer at home:

  • Aloe Vera gel is used so that the alcohol alone doesn’t leave your hands rough, dry, and harsh
  • Confused which essential oil to use? You can use lavender oil, tea tree oil, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, etc.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap before you start the process
  • Wear a pair of gloves
  • In case you are not using gloves, make sure you don’t touch the mixture with your bare hands while making it
  • The bowl, spoon, whisker, and the container you will need for making this sanitizer must be washed properly
  • Make sure the alcohol is not diluted otherwise the germ-killing property would be lost

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Apeksha Rawat

Apeksha Rawat is a passionate writer who believes in working hard and putting her best foot forward. She is fond of trying all the new DIY trends and loves to channelise her creative side in all her tasks. She is a brilliant storyteller and is always ready to help every member of the team.

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