How to Make Hand Sanitizer at Home?

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Ever since the recent breakout of Coronavirus (COVID-19), it has become imperative to keep yourself safe from any sort of virus that can harm you in any way! The best way you can save yourself is by constantly cleaning your hands with soap and water. If you are out somewhere and you can’t use soap and water then you can also use sanitizer. In the event of Coronavirus outbreak, it is difficult to get your hands on sanitizers. You don’t have to worry, you can make your own hand sanitizer at home and save yourself from the global pandemic named Coronavirus. 

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Hand Sanitizer

A hand sanitizer is your best defense against viruses when you’re out of your home. According to doctors, you need to wash your hands for 20 seconds at least after returning from a public place. You should try to avoid your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 

If you are already using hand sanitizer make sure it has 60% alcohol. Some hand sanitizers are alcohol-free and they won’t help you in killing bacteria and viruses. The right way to use a sanitizer is to apply it to your hands and rub every part of it. But you can use your homemade sanitizer. Use these ingredients in the making of hand sanitizer:

  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Essential oils
  • A basic funnel 
  • Plastic bottles

How To Make a Perfect Hand Sanitizer At Home?

Before you start making your own hand sanitizer, you should note that isopropyl alcohol is highly flammable and will burn your skin if you come in direct contact with your hands. You should wear nitrile gloves as they will protect your hands. Once you are ready, follow the instructions given below. 

  • Pour 2/3 cup Isopropyl Alcohol and 1/3 cup Aloe vera gel into a bowl. An effective hand sanitizer needs 60% alcohol so you need to maintain a 2:1 ratio of alcohol to aloe vera gel. 
  • Add essential oils into the mix if you need fragrance in your hand sanitizer. If you don’t need any particular smell then you can add a few drops of oil to keep your skin moisturized.
  • Stir the ingredients together with a spoon and pour them into plastic bottles using a funnel. Your hand sanitizer is ready to go!

All the ingredients used to make the hand sanitizer can be easily found on any shopping portal like Amazon or Flipkart. Buy the products from there and make your very own hand sanitizer to Prevent Coronavirus and keep you and your family safe. 

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