How To Properly Make Your Own DIY Hand Sanitizer That Actually Works

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With the threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading across the globe, you may have noticed that it is near impossible to find hand sanitizer at your local store – or even online. Well, have no fear! You can make your own and it is just as effective as the store bought stuff!

(Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

The steps are quite simple and the ingredients list is small.

The main ingredient is alcohol, but not the type of alcohol you consume to catch a buzz! You want to buy rubbing alcohol and you want to make sure that it has an alcohol volume of 91 percent or higher. Most rubbing alcohols are only 70% by volume, but there are many that are 91% to 99% alcohol — and those are the one’s you want to use to make your hand sanitizer.

Next, you will need some Aloe Vera gel and some essential oils for fragrance if  you so desire.

So here is the recipe! 

  • 2/3 Cups Rubbing Alcohol
  • 1/3 Cups Aloe Vera Gel
  • Five Drops Essential Oils For Fragrance

Whisk all of the ingredients up together and voila! There you have it! We told you it was super easy!

Tea tree oil and calming lavender oil are often used and produce great results!

Purell, the best-selling hand sanitizer, is pumping up production. Walmart and other stores say they are talking to suppliers to stock up bare shelves —  but there is no telling just how long that could take.

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