How to make Hand Sanitizer at home?
Washing your hands properly is one of the best ways to stop the spread of germs and viruses, and to ensure safety from contamination. Sometimes, we are not able to wash hands with water and soap/handwash. We should use sanitizer to clean the hands before eating any food, while traveling or whenever unable to wash your hands.
Hand sanitizer is a liquid gel/spray generally used to decrease infectious microoorganisms on the hands. he use of sanitizer is suggested to clean your hands and prevent yourself from various viruses such as Covid 19.
We also should know when and How to use Hand Sanitizer?
If your hands are wet and dirty then sanitizer won’t work for you. Firstly wash your hands clean with soap and water.
Ingredients required for homemade liquid sanitizer:
- Isopropyl alcohol
- Aloevera Gel
- Tea tree oil/ Lemon Juice/Lavender Oil
Mix 3 parts isopropyl alcohol to 1 part aloe vera gel. Then add a few drops of tea tree oil/lemon juice/lavender oil to give it a pleasant scent. Stir it well and let it settle for 5-6 hours. After settling, pour the solution into empty bottle for easy use and here your hand sanitizer gel is ready!
Ingredients required for homemade sanitizer spray:
Mix 12 fluid ounces of alcohol with 2 teaspoons of glycerol. You can buy jugs of glycerol online, and it’s an important ingredient because it keeps the alcohol from drying out hands. If you can’t find glycerol, proceed with the rest of the recipe anyway and just remember to moisturize your hands after applying the sanitizer.
Mix in 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide, then 3 fluid ounces of distilled or boiled (then cooled) water. (If you’re working with a lower-concentration solution of rubbing alcohol, use far less water; remember, at least ¾ of your final mixture has to be alcohol.)
Load the solution into spray bottles—this isn’t a gel, it’s a spray. You can wet a paper towel with it as well and use that as a wipe.
If you must, you can add in a splash of essential oil to your concoction to make it smell nice. Just don’t use lavender. Everyone else uses lavender, and your sanitizer is superior.