How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

As the global hand sanitizer supply dwindles, it’s important to find ways to protect ourselves from germs. With the panic surrounding the spread of coronavirus, stores are running out of essential items. Toilet paper may be in short supply, but another item that is flying off the shelves is hand sanitizer.

Washing your hands is the most effective way to fight germs, but it’s not always convenient to have a sink nearby. That’s why having a bottle of hand sanitizer with you can be helpful. However, finding one is becoming increasingly difficult.

In fact, in New York, home to one of the largest outbreak zones, the state’s prison industry is making their own hand sanitizer. It’s being sold at a reasonable price of $6.10 per gallon. But did you know that you can also make your own hand sanitizer at home? It’s easier than you might think, and it only requires three ingredients.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 99% rubbing alcohol
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Essential oils (optional)

You’ll also need a glass bottle to store your homemade hand sanitizer. Make sure to clean the bottle properly if you’re recycling it.

To make your own hand sanitizer:

  1. Fill a glass bottle with about 2/3 rubbing alcohol.
  2. Add 10-15 drops of essential oils per 2-ounce bottle. You can use oils like tea tree or lavender, but this step is optional.
  3. Top off the bottle with aloe vera gel.

Keep in mind that rubbing alcohol can irritate sensitive skin, so if it’s too strong for you or your family members, dilute it with a little bit of water. And remember, avoid getting the mixture near your eyes or nose.

By making your own hand sanitizer, you can help protect yourself and your loved ones during this challenging time. Remember to share this valuable information with everyone you know. Together, we can all stay safe and healthy.