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Make Hand Sanitizer At Home With These Easy Steps

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic continues to spread, there is enormous demand for Sanitizers. It is selling at price more than 500 bucks a bottle which is quite unreasonable. Many people are now making Sanitizers at home by searching the steps on the Internet.

If you are thinking of making Sanitizer at home then let me tell you it is very easy. The next thing to buy is alcohol, Aloevera Gel, and Essential oils before they too vanish off the shelves.

Is the Hand Sanitizer going to protect you from definitively getting sick?

So first of all, the best way to actually clean your hands is to wash them with soap and water. The Corona virus is encased in what is basically a layer of fat. Soap breaks that that apart and leaves it unable to infect. It also makes hands slippery and with the mechanical motions of washing viruses are ripped away. So, put your hand in the water. You get it wet first then you put the soap. It does not matter if the water is warm or cold. The best way is to do it at least for 20 to 30 seconds.

The first thing, you want to look when buying hand sanitizer is the concentration of alcohol. The alcohol is what actually kills the pathogens. Alcohol should be 60 percent according to the CDC. So when you look at your hand sanitizer make sure it's 60% or over but we're also going to make it in this guide.

As per the CDC recommendations, Hand washing mechanically removes pathogens, while laboratory data demonstrate that 60% ethanol and 70% isopropanol, the active ingredients in CDC-recommended alcohol-based hand sanitizers, inactivates viruses that are genetically related to, and with similar physical properties as, the 2019-nCoV.

Practically, Hand Sanitizer is not recommended in home setting. It more so in the labs where they use it. Again most sanitizers have essential oils with Anti-bacterial properties which is not same as Anti-Viral Properties and since Covid-19 is caused by Coronavirus these are the things to look out for when buying Hand sanitizers.

So here we are with idea of making a hand sanitizer at home.

Ingredients you need:

  • Rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) - 99%
  • Aloevera Gel
  • Essential Oils



Steps:

So we're going to use two thirds cup of the rubbing alcohol. Now this should be 99% rubbing alcohol; because science has shown that it's more effective at killing microbes when it is more than 90%.

Next we add one-third of Aloe vera gel in the alcohol and mix it well. You get Aloevera Gel in the regular grocery store or you can extract it from aloe vera plant in your home, if you have it. You can still make hand sanitizer without Aloe vera gel. Just substitute witch hazel for Aloe vera.

You can now add an essential oil that you want and the one that smells nice. Add 8 to 10 drops. You don't want to put too much in there because you don't want to dry out the skin and some of these oils do have some antimicrobial properties.

You got to mix it up well. Depending on the consistency you can use a funnel to pour it into either a empty soap dispenser or a spray bottle. That's it all. Done.




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