To be effective, hand sanitizers need at least 60% of alcohol, to be able to kill germs. During this period we need to be resourceful in all ways. So we need to be informed, at the very least on how to make sanitizers at home.
1. Aloe Vera gel or Glycerine
2. 2 part isopropyl alcohol(rubbing alcohol) with a concentration of 91%.
3. Essential oils for scent.( optional)
Combine the Aloe Vera gel or glycerine with the isopropyl alcohol in a clean container. To get one bottle of sanitizer, combine ⅓ cup of gel or glycerine with ⅔ cup of rubbing alcohol.
Mix thoroughly with your spoon or whisk to ensure that the alcohol is evenly distributed throughout the gel.
Stir in five drops of an essential oil, if you’re using it. This is entirely optional and is only meant to improve the scent of the sanitizer.
Store the sanitizer in an air-tight container. Alcohol evaporates with time, so an air-tight container will keep your sanitizer effective for longer. A pump or squeeze bottle can minimize evaporation while keeping your sanitizer easily accessible — just make sure the container for your sanitizer is clean and air-tight.
WRITTEN BY IAN MUCHINA