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Heres a Recipe for Hand Sanitiser

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I apologise in advance on two fronts: Firstly for yet another corvid19 post and secondly for a cut and paste topic.

However, this is very useful information and toward the end there is a recipe for making your own hand sanitiser.

https://www.beautybible.com/beauty-bible-posts/top-tips-for-defending-yourself-against-viruses

Lynibis
1 month ago
What do you think of this?
Ann1984
Ann19841 month ago

No need to apologise these topics will only get pushed down the page due to waste of chat topics I managed to grab 2 small bottles this morning and some medicines for kiddies just incase

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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1 month ago

Well done, hope you weren't overcharged for the privilege. I suppose one advantage of living alone is that I can get in the front door, thoroughly wash my hands immediately (I have dettol and tea tree soap) and know I am the only person who may contaminate it. But of course, we are still all at risk from others touching things we touch, and vice versa, sneezes, coughs and touching each other. I have to help children in and out of vehicles, strap them in and I doubt that many of the baby cradle seats have had the handle washed for ages, some look positively filthy. I have started carrying dettol wipes to clean them.

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Ann1984
Ann19841 month ago

Lynibis 89p each if you can get hold of any the Dettol spray in a tin like a air freshener is fab to use on the car seats handles etc shops are sort of getting back to normal if they stick to 2 items per customer we be fine but the checkout lady was saying one family brough all their kids to get 2 each whice that they stopping too

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Dani1
Dani11 month ago

Thank you for sharing this recipe Lynibis 😍 I have been unable to get hold of any hand gel. I just met a woman in Superdrug who recommended Polish Spirit instead of vodka. She came rushing back to tell me not to drink it as it can cause blindness. Maybe be useful for making the hand sanitizer as possibly cheaper than vodka.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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1 month ago

I have just watched Dr Hilary on the Lorraine show and he had some he had made using rubbing alcohol (again not for drinking lol), your favourite moisturiser and a couple of drops of essential oil. Although he did not say it I noticed the oil was tea tree which I have a lot of faith in.

I guess rubbing alcohol and high alcohol content vodka will now start to run out!

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Dani1
Dani11 month ago

Lynibis Hi, thanks so much. Tree tree oil has so many great properties. Completely understand your faith in it. I hope you don't mind but I found another recipe (It has running alcohol too) I did laugh with the woman about drinking it lol That's so true that vodka with over 60% alcohol will start to run out. Image Image

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
1 month ago

Nice one Dani1 of course I don't mind, I would like everyone with ideas for helping during these next few months to contribute.

I have just done my next online shop and cannot find any vodka over 40% and apparently it has to be 60% plus.

I was also surprised to learn on gmb this morning that only 7 to 8% of people grocery shop online, surprising when you consider how much they shop for other things.

I would sooner grocery shop online than wander around a supermarket with hundreds of people. As I said in another post it would be safer (for deliverer and buyer) if the shopping was dropped at doors in carrier bags which could be reinstated during this crisis.

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Dani1
Dani11 month ago

Lynibis that's great to hear, thank you. I will keep an eye out for any other recipes or info. Hopefully stocks of antibac gel etc will be replenished. I was talking to the woman about vodka she said most aren't over 60% alcohol but Polish spirit is (she told me the price so I wouldn't get ripped off , I've forgotten what price she said lol) I think with online shopping it's frustrating that you can receive an email or be told by the delivery staff that items are unavailable. It is preferable though especially at this time. That would be such a great idea about having bags dropped off. I really hope that will be reinstated. Thanks for this thread 😍

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation123428 days ago

Lynibis Thanks for sharing hand sanitiser recipe bit late but I do read everyone comments πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜Š

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loveglitches
loveglitches1 month ago

thank you this is great ,i have loads of aloe vera gels at home just need vodka and essential oil,will give it a go :-) thank you for sharing

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RegularComper90
RegularComper901 month ago

Very good of you to share, thanks. πŸ‘

But you still can't beat good old soap and warm water.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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30 days ago

Absolutely, but something portable is good if you are out and about. I am one of the few people who could hole up for 3 months but morally, I don't feel able to do so. But is it moral to mix and spread and then be a burden to others if you get it.

Sorry, went a bit off topic there!

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9029 days ago

Lynibis I agree. Hand sanitiser is a good invention and when you are out and about and have no access to soap and warm water, it does really come in handy.

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Pjran
Pjran1 month ago

Thanks for the hand sanitizer recipe. I have loads of tea tree oil and off to check the power of the vodka which I don’t drink.

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi1 month ago

Any alcohol at home is good.... Vodka... Tequila.... Rum...etc

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hspexy
hspexy30 days ago

Lol that’s what I was going to say

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hspexy
hspexy30 days ago

Im not using anything, but if I need to, I’ve got stashes of strong alcohol that I’d be happy to carry around

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Dennab
Dennab30 days ago

DO NOT use this advice. It can either be harmful, possibly dangerous or at best, useless. I've been on here for less than an hour and cannot believe this post exists. Vodka contains 40% alcohol on average. Hand sanitiser has 60 - 70% and needs that amount to be effective. Please do your research before copying and pasting links that provide false information.

Just wash your hands thoroughly. It's far more effective than any hand sanitiser.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9030 days ago

Whilst hand gels are useful when you can't access soap and warm water, I am at the same time beginning to wonder how people managed before they were invented.

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Dani1
Dani130 days ago

Hi Dennab I feel you are being rather rude to the op with regards to telling them to research and copy and pasting etc. It clearly says to use: Image

DO use this recipe if you cannot buy hand sanitiser and are traveling etc and do not have access to hand washing facilities. It was shared for this reason.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
30 days ago

I am absolutely astounded by your rudeness on your (supposedly) first day with LD.

I will endeavour not to reply in same vein but did you actually read any of the comments?

The recipe in the opening topic made it clear the alcohol had to be 60% or over.

The same recipe was demonstrated by Dr Hilary on the Lorraine show with the added advice that rubbing alcohol can be used instead of vodka.

None of the ingredients are harmful or dangerous (what do you think hand sanitisers are made from?) and this is a good standby when you cannot get to a sink for traditional washing of hands. Ordinary soap and water will not kill as many bugs as sanitiser.

I feel personally offended that you would imply that I have endangered people and would like to assure other members that I would never recommend anything that might put others at risk.

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Dani1
Dani130 days ago

Lynibis Hi, I thought it was a rude response from someone who had (supposedly) only been on here for hours also. Some people enjoy belittling others. I try not to respond but sometimes you have point out rudeness. Thank you for this thread and I hope you have a lovely day 😍

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
30 days ago

Thank you so much Dani1 I tried to keep it cool but I was very embarrassed whilst knowing I had not given bad advice if it was Dr approved.

Have a lovely day too, no rain here so far lol.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
30 days ago

I don't think they did, disease was rife until the great unwashed became educated lol. RegularComper90

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Dani1
Dani129 days ago

Lynibis Honestly there's no need to thank me. I completely understand how the comment made you feel embarrassed. You were very cool lol Thanks very much, take care and fingers crossed for no rain all day 😍

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Dennab
Dennab29 days ago

Dani1 It's not an enjoyment of belittling at all and you are doing the same towards me anyway with that comment so you're a little hypocritical. Lynibis, just search Google and why are you offended by a little criticism? There are multiple articles by trusted media outlets advising against it so please learn to accept that others may have a different opinion to you. I would have responded in the same way regardless of who wrote it so please calm down. Here's an actual scientific study that concluded washing your hands is better than using gel: https://msphere.asm.org/content/4/5/e00474-19. Please accept my apologies if you are a qualified medical professional. Clearly a few people agree with me though...

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Dani1
Dani129 days ago

Dennab It good that it's not enjoyable to you to belittle. Your comment states that it was dangerous etc with regards to the alcohol level. Your comment was unnecessary with regards to people having relevant medical qualifications. We have plenty of training in infection control etc. I will not be commenting further.

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Dennab
Dennab29 days ago

Dani1 Yes. It can damage your skin and pure alcohol can be a dangerous product to have lying around. I'm assuming the "we" comment means you know each other in real life so the defensiveness makes sense. I'll leave it here now as well because it's up to people reading this on which advice they take. By the way Lynibis, you may wish to be a little more consistent about your views if you are going to reply to criticism in future. You have agreed with someone above that you cannot beat soap and water but then told me sanitiser is better.

I'm off to bathe in Vodka anyway.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
29 days ago

I stand by my original reply to your first comment Dennab. Pure alcohol is no more dangerous than bleach and a myriad other cleaning products found in the average home. Soap and water and sanitizer both have their place but I have clearly stated I cannot carry soap and water around with me in a car to wash my hands every time I drop off or pick up a child.

If a doctor recommends making your own then the advice was not irresponsible in any way. No one even suggested putting pure alcohol on your skin but if it happened accidentally it would be far safer than bleach, weed killer etc.

Finally I do not know anyone on LD personally but this is a friendly platform where chat friendships flourish and rarely become disagreeable. You would have seen this if your very first comment had been introductory rather than critical.

PS I was offended by a 'little criticism' because it was not warranted and accused me of endangering folk. I can certainly take criticism of my opinion (and will often agree with the other viewpoint) but this was a factual post.

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Dani1
Dani129 days ago

DennabWe'll agree to disagree, it can be used effectively with other other products and not cause skin damage. I agree it would need to be stored safely. I don't know anybody on here. I'm fairly new to chat. Anyway I'm off to drink some vodka.

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Dennab
Dennab29 days ago
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Dennab
Dennab29 days ago

Lynibis I recommend deep cleaning your car's door handles, steering wheel, seat belts and gear stick on a daily basis and avoiding the handling of money, petrol pumps and basically anything anybody else has touched because without doing that, a bit of hand gel now and again won't be very effective. I can already see that this is like walking into a coffee morning uninvited but don't go online to make friends. I find real life is better for that but each to their own. It's hard replying from a bath full of vodka so I must dash now...

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
29 days ago

Dennab Your advice is good and I am doing those things as much as possible. I have a slight advantage in that I live alone so don't have to worry about others touching things in my home or car. I have asked my family/friends to stay away until we know which way this is going. I carry dettol wipes in the car but my driver might bring something in, who knows. (We use a works car so mine doesn't get used much).

After this little hiccup, I truly hope your time with LD is pleasant and profitable. I just wish drinking the vodka could afford a degree of protection from the virus!

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Dani1
Dani129 days ago

Dennab I did laugh about that you're off to bathe in vodka. Have a lovely day πŸ˜€

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9029 days ago

Dani1 Nice that you guys have kissed and made up now. 😊

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Dani1
Dani129 days ago

RegularComper90 I'm a lover not a fighter 😊 Seriously though it's nice to have chat topics and then just agree to disagree sometimes. I hope you've had a nice day so far 😍

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9029 days ago

Dani1 Not bad, thanks for asking. Though a bit wet as it's been raining. 🌧️

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Dani1
Dani129 days ago

RegularComper90 That's good to hear. Hopefully the weather will improve soon 😍

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9029 days ago

Dani1 It has been fairly mild today which I guess is a good sign that things are improving. But hopefully it won't take too long for Spring to get underway this year. πŸ™‚

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Dani1
Dani128 days ago

RegularComper90 Hopefully it was milder there again today. Won't be too long now I agree. Really can't wait until we have more sunshine around 😍

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Pjran
Pjran28 days ago

I bar of soap is a lot cheaper than alcohol. I’ll use the soap and drink the booze.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
28 days ago

Lol I think I will self medicate with the vodka if I get ill Pjran. I am not sure if soap has the same killing power but I have a bar of dettol soap and a double pack of tea tree soap.

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Dennab
Dennab28 days ago

Lynibis Soap is still more effective. I know this is going to be an argument forever more but a gel doesn't clean anything. Soap does. A pair of well-washed hands are not going to gain any benefit from being soaked in an alcohol based product other than potentially drying out skin. Look at surgeons before they go to theatre. They scrub their hands with medicated soap. The only place for that gel is a situation where you want to eat or touch your (or somebody else's) face and cannot wash your hands for some reason. Even then, I think a lot of it is in vain, just like those masks people are buying.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
28 days ago

No argument here Dennab. I wasn't sure about the properties of soap v sanitiser and my initial thing was all about portability because of my job. I certainly wouldn't use sanitiser indoors.

I seem to remember reading years ago that only minutes after washing hands, whatever method, they are once again covered in bacteria. But of course that isn't an excuse to not wash them but to hopefully wash and keep the bacteria to a minimum.

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Dennab
Dennab28 days ago

Two different products. One removes everything including germs and anything else that is bad. The other just kills organisms but doesn't clean.

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KirstyWhit29673
KirstyWhit2967328 days ago

Thanks for the post. I was saying to my son earlier that I didn't think you could make hand sanitiser (and I couldn't get any in the shops) so this is great. I've saved it to try later (and the others ones people have posted).

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
28 days ago

I expect the rubbing alcohol is cheaper and with all the ingredients you could probably make enough hand size doses to make it cost effective.

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell6446828 days ago

Helpful information with the current state of affairs! And excuse to buy some vodka πŸ˜‚ thanks Lynibis x

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
28 days ago

You're welcome. How does it go? One nip for the hand wash, one nip for me, one for the hand wash, one for me lol.

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Dennab
Dennab28 days ago

My biggest concern with this is the sudden urge amongst people to be hygenic. Despite my opinion on making hand sanitiser, I use the stuff all the time if I cannot wash my hands. I just hope the love of sanitisation will continue once this virus blows over.

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