How to Make Homemade Hand Sanitizer
With the coronavirus (COVID-19) causing concern globally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is stressing the importance of good personal health habits as a way to prevent the spread of the virus. The CDC states that you should 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 available, hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol is the next best option.
With hand sanitizer in high demand right now, you may find your local stores are sold out. Here is an easy homemade hand sanitizer recipes you can use.
What You Will Need:
- 12 tablespoons rubbing alcohol (at least 60 percent alcohol by volume)
- 4 teaspoons aloe vera gel (commercial, not fresh)
- clean liquid soap bottle, clean hand sanitizer bottle or squirt bottle
How to Make It:
- Combine the aloe vera gel and rubbing alcohol in a bowl.
- Mix well.
- Put the funnel into the opening of the soap or hand sanitizer bottle.
- Carefully pour in the rubbing alcohol mixture.
Only use homemade hand sanitizers in extreme situations when handwashing isn’t available for the foreseeable future.
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