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How to Make Hand Sanitizer: A Step-by-Step Guide

Hand washing is the best way to prevent the spread of any contagious disease like coronavirus disease COVID-19. Because most of the viral infections spread through air droplets and we all must know that viral transmission through the air is unstoppable unless there is a proper treatment for that disease. Coronavirus disease is also spreading from person-to-person when corona patient sneeze or cough.

If you cannot wash your hands because of any reason, use a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer that can kill all the germs.

At this critical stage of the world, it won’t be easy to buy enough sanitizers to deal with this pandemic disease. Hand sanitizers; face masks, and gloves all have shortened in market. At this time most retailers cannot fulfill the hand sanitizer’s demand.

A word of warning

Because of the shortage, people are sharing different recipes to make your hand sanitizer. all those recipes, including the one I am going to mention, are proposed by expertise with the resources for safe and healthy creation.

Washing hands should be your priority and in case of handwashing is not in your access then use your homemade hand sanitizer. Do not use these sanitizers on children’s skin, because their skin is very sensitive than adults’ skin and improper use can cause serious health issues. Try to avoid alcohol-based hand sanitizers while working with flame.

60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer can decrease the number of microbes within a few nanoseconds. Alcohol is a great disinfectant and can help to kill wide range pathogens including this new virus SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19.

Hand Sanitizer Recipe

What you’ll need:

  • 3/4 cup of isopropyl or rubbing alcohol (99 percent)
  • 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel (Aloe vera gel will help you to keep your hands soft and to neutralize the roughness of alcohol)
  • 8-10 drops of lavender oil (or you can use lemon juice instead)

Directions:

1. Put all ingredients into a bowl or glass container.

2. Mix all ingredients with a spoon and then beat well with a beater to shape the sanitizer into a gel.

3. Put all the ingredients into a blank bottle for easy use, and tag it “hand sanitizer.”

Here is a step by step guide to make your own hand sanitizer.
Credit: Health Insider

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