How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitiser Gel for Coronavirus
Shops are sold out of hand sanitiser gel everywhere and as coronavirus seems to be growing I thought it may be helpful to share a method to make your own hand sanitiser gel that may be equally effective, cheaper, and easier to get hold of.
You need two things:
- 70% alcohol solution ("rubbing alcohol" is one option)
- Aloe vera gel (or something else to mix into it to moisturise your skin)
- The key active ingredient in hand sanitiser gel is usually alcohol. Alcohol kills germs, bacteria and viruses.
- You need to use alcohol that is 70% or more in strength for it to be effective. Vodka, at 40%, is not strong enough.
- Strong alcohol may dry your skin (which may make it crack and therefore weaken the protection). So you add aloe vera gel or something similar to make it moisturise your skin at the same time.
- Whack some 70% alcohol solution into a spray bottle with some aloe vera gel.
- Apply onto the hands just as you normally would.
- You can also add essential oils like lavender to make it smell nicer.
I am not a Doctor or trained health professional. Seek professional medical advice before applying this method.
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