How To Make Hand Sanitizer At Home To Prevent Coronavirus Infection

Pham Hai Ha |Mar 09, 2020

A hand sanitizer is essential to keep yourself from coronavirus infection. The good news is you can make it your own, read the post for tips to make hand sanitizer at home, all by yourself!

There is no doubt that cleaning your hand frequently is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself against coronavirus infection. As the demand for hand sanitizers has been soaring up for the past few weeks, you might fight it impossible to buy one from a local store. Even when you see a cleared shelve of hand sanitizer, don’t panic as you can easily make hand sanitizer at home with the following recipe.

Hand Sanitizer
You can make your own hand sanitizer with an easy recipe.

Steps to make hand sanitizer at home

Here is the list of essential ingredients you will need to make your DIY hand sanitizer:

  • 3/4 cup of rubbing alcohol (91% or higher)
  • 1/4 cup aloe vera gel
  • 5-10 drops of essential oil (optional)
  • A measuring cup
  • Containers or spray bottle
  • A wire whisk

    Homemade Hand Sanitizer
    Prepare all essential ingredients then follow the steps!

Pour rubbing alcohol and aloe vera gel into a bowl and stir it with a whisk until the texture is smooth. You can also add a few drops of essential oil to cover the smell of alcohol and give your hand sanitizer a pleasing scent.

Pour the liquid into the spray or pump bottle and your DIY hand sanitizer is ready to go.

While rubbing alcohol kills germs and bacteria, it also dries your hand skin. That’s why we need to add aloe vera gel as a moisturizer to your skin. Meanwhile, the essential oil will make it easier and more pleasant to apply.

Notes when using homemade hand sanitizer

Make sure that you use the right amount of hand sanitizer so almost all germs and bacteria can be killed. Rub the liquid all over your both hands until it completely dry.

Cdc Advises on using hand sanitizer
Some notes on using hand sanitizer in preventing coronavirus.

In addition to that, do not abuse hand sanitizer. If your hands are dirty or greasy, you’d better wash them with soap and water.

Finally, hand sanitizer is effective in eliminating most types of germs but not all. Make sure to protect yourself thoroughly by wearing a facemask, avoid public places and close contact with those who are sick.

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