Scientists have advised all people in the world to use hand sanitizers to reduce the effect of contracting and spreading Corona Virus. This has been adapted by most people in various countries.
The hand disinfectant soaps have become minimal as most people have thronged the supermarkets to purchase them. In case you have missed to purchase, you need not to worry. Here are some of the tips on how you can make your own.
How to make your own hand sanitizer: List of ingredients
A hand sanitizer consists of a pretty basic formula, and it’s easy to make your own at home if your local pharmacy or retailer is running low. These are the ingredients you’ll need:
- 2/3 cup 99% isopropyl alcohol. You can find isopropyl alcohol at any drugstore or pharmacy
- 1/3 cup 92% aloe vera gel. You need to mix the isopropyl alcohol with something, because on its own it will burn your hands. The ideal solution is aloe vera gel as it acts as a natural moisturizer.
- 8 – 10 drops of essential oils. If you need to add some fragrance to the mix, pick up a pack of essential oils. This isn’t needed, but most pocket hand sanitizers these days have some fragrance, and if you’re used to the smell, it doesn’t cost much to pick up a few essential oils.
- Bowl and spoon to mix it all together.
- A basic funnel to get your hand sanitizer into a bottle.
- Plastic travel bottles for storing the hand sanitizer. Once you get your hand sanitizer ready, you’ll need bottles to carry it in.
Two things to be aware of when using hand sanitizer is that you need to rub it into your skin until your hands are dry. And, if your hands are greasy or dirty, you should wash them first with soap and water.
With that in mind, here are some tips for using hand sanitizer effectively.
- Spray or apply the sanitizer to the palm of one hand.
- Thoroughly rub your hands together. Make sure you cover the entire surface of your hands and all your fingers.
- Continue rubbing for 30 to 60 seconds or until your hands are dry. It can take at least 60 seconds, and sometimes longer, for hand sanitizer to kill most germs.