Did you know that making homemade hand sanitizer is very easy, quick and just as good as the store bought brands?
As fears of the Coronavirus grow every day, stores are running out of hand sanitizer and disinfectants. The idea of making your very own hand sanitizer is not new, but has gone viral with the outbreak of the COVID-19. Just in case your local market is wiped clean of hand sanitizer, we will show you a way to make your own germ killing gel.
You really only need a few ingredients; however the measurements needs to be somewhat exact. Many recipes out there use a mix of 91% or 99% isopropyl alcohol (also known as rubbing alcohol) and aloe vera gel. Many types of rubbing alcohol sold at drug stores are only 50% IPA, so make sure you look for something 70% alcohol.
The alcohol dries your skin out quickly, so the aloe vera gel is necessary to keep skin moist. The ratio is two thirds rubbing alcohol to one third of a cup of aloe vera gel. Grab a mixing bowl and stir up the ingredients until they are all blended together. Also you can add essential oil to give it your custom fragrance and even give your new hand sanitizer a name. Just remember it is very important to get the mixture right so as to make it effective.
Homemade Hand Sanitizer Ingredients:
- 2/3 cup Rubbing Alcohol (99% isopropyl alcohol)
- 1/3 cup Aloe Vera Gel
- A few drops of Essential Oil for scent (optional)
- Container with pump or a tight lid
Also, I must mention it is important to have a proper container for storage as a bowl isn’t practical for the long term.
Schools have also been sending notes home to parents asking them to bring hand sanitizer or if needed to make some of their own to send in. It is time to master the art of making a hand sanitizer gel. At the end of the day you are saving dollars, protecting yourself from germs, and even creating your own custom fragrances.
Other Necessities to Stock Up On:
- Toilette Paper
Disinfectant Sprays – EPA Official List of Cleaning Supplies to fight against the Coronavirus
- Laundry Detergent
- Body wash and Shampoo
- Feminine Hygiene Products
Wash your hands and stay safe out there!
For the latest information about the Coronavirus read updates on the CDC website.