The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world a lot and it has ruined many economies and lives across the globe which is a really bad situation anybody can ever think about being in.
A good personal hygiene is said to be one of the best ways to protect yourself against this deadly disease and one of the most valuable thing to also note is to constantly sanitize your hand and your home in order to kill germs on your hand and surfaces or objects in your home.
With that said, there is also the need to use your face mask as often as you possibly can because of the fact that you can easily get the disease transmitted across to you through oral or nasal droplets.
However, in this short guide, I’ll be teaching you the simplest way possible by which you can make your very own hand sanitizer that you ca be used to kill germs and keep your home and useful objects you handle daily safe.
One of the importance of a DIY and Homemade handmade is so to save you the unnecessary expenses of purchasing hand sanitizers which you could have made all by yourself without any issue.
Although gone are the days when stores and market places were running out of supplies like hand sanitizers, face masks, toilet tissue paper and so forth because people were panic-shopping due to the lockdown regulations enforced during the first0wave of the pandemic but that is a long time now.
While constant handwashing with soap and water is the most effective ways to curb the spread of the coronavirus each time you touch surfaces or objects you do not trust, you can follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC’s recommendation of using an alcohol-based isopropyl hand sanitizer.
According to the organization, the content of the home-made hand sanitizer should contain about 60% of alcohol which is usually part of the contents used in making hand sanitizers sold in stores and found in public places.
If you’re unable to find hand sanitizer in stores or want to avoid the general public there is an effective homemade hand sanitizer recipe you can make to help prevent the spread of disease.
In case you completely run entirely out of option then you can make our own at home using the following ingredients which should provide you with the same level of protect you against the coronavirus as well as other germs around you daily.
How to make hand sanitizer:
- ⅔ cup of rubbing alcohol
- ⅓ cup of aloe vera
- 5 -10 drops of essential oil (optional)
To effective make your own hand sanitizer at home, you need tot first pour the rubbing alcohol and aloe vera in a bowl and then stir until it is completely blended.
Due to the Aloe Vera, it will add a thickness and moisturizes the skin and then a few can be dropped in essential oil and blend as this mask the smell of the alcohol. With this, you can go with options like lavender or citrus-scented oils like lemon or orange.
Next, whisk all ingredients together and pour into a container. Make sure to label your hand sanitizer with an adhesive strip just so you can identify it easily and keep it away from ingestion.
With that simple trick, you too can have your very own hand sanitizer which you can use in the absence of soap or an factory-made hand sanitizer.
Please visit the official CDC website for more information about the Coronavirus pandemic.