3 Ways to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer At Home

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  12 Aug 2020 12:37 PM GMT
3 Ways to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer At Home

2020 has so far proved to be the most disastrous year witnessed by the present generation. On one side, we are battling with an unknown virus that has brought our life to a screeching halt. The other disturbing part is the fear-mongering among people, which led to empty stores and an all-time low supply of personal hygiene products, particularly hand sanitizers.

So, instead of facing "Out of Stock" woes, why not learn how to make hand sanitizer at home? Yes! Using any of the three different methods mentioned in this article, you can make a DIY hand sanitizer which is both, powerful on the virus, but safe and gentle on your skin at the same time!

Read along to know more!

How to Make Hand Sanitizer at Home? 3 Ways to Do It!

Here are the three easy methods to make a hand sanitizer at home to protect yourself and your family from the novel Corona Virus:

NOTE: WHO (World Health Organization) recommends an alcohol-based sanitizer with atleast 60% alcohol content to inactive the disease-causing germs and reduce the chances of infections.

1. Homemade Hand Sanitizer Gel:

If you have dry and parched skin, a gel-based hand sanitizer is perfect for you! It contains the goodness of aloe vera gel which can prevent your skin from drying out due to alcohol and moisturize it at the same time. On the flip side, you might experience a sticky feeling on your hands for a couple of minutes.

Here's the recipe for hand-santizer gel, which is potent and less sticky compared to most store-brought products:

Ingredients:

  • Rubbing Alcohol or Isopropyl Alcohol with 91% alcohol concentration – 2/3 Cup
  • Aloe vera Gel- 1/3 Cup (Fresh or Storebought)
  • Essential Oil – Few drops (Optional)
  • Glass Bowl
  • Stirring spoon
  • Sterile Bottle or Container

Preparation Method:

  • Take a glass bowl that is clean and dry
  • Now add the ingredients in the bowl
  • Stir well with a spoon to get the desired consistency
  • Add a few drops of essential oil for natural fragrance
  • Now transfer the solution to a sterile bottle

How to Use:

  • Take a small amount of the gel on to your palms
  • Rub all over your hands, covering your fingers and nails until the solution has evaporated


Also Read: How To Strong Immunity Power


2. Hand Sanitizer Spray:

There is no denying that a spray sanitizer is popular than other variants like gels or liquid. A spray bottle is a convenient option to quickly sanitizer your hands with a layer of protective mist. It doesn't stick on your palms and needs no rigorous rubbing. You can also use this spray formula on surfaces like your bags, seats, handles and other personal items.

So, let us learn how to make a DIY Scented Spray Sanitizer at home:

Ingredients:

  1. 91% Isopropyl Alcohol – 75 ml
  2. Vitamin E Oil – 5 ml
  3. Lemongrass or Rosemary Essential Oil – 8-10 Drops
  4. Sterile Glass bowl
  5. Spray Bottle
  6. Spoon (to mix)

Preparation Method:

  • Combine all the ingredients in a glass bowl
  • Mix well with a spoon
  • Transfer to a solution to a spray bottle

How to Use:

  • Simply press the spray nozzle to release the solution
  • Cover the entire surface of your hands properly with the sanitizer
  • Rub gently and leave it on until it evaporates

Also Read: Best Face Masks For Covid That Are Breathable


How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer At Home

3. Non-Alcohol Hand Sanitizer:

If you have sensitive skin that reacts badly to alcohol, then this recipe may be best for you! It contains no alcohol and instead uses the anti-microbial properties of essential oils like Lavender, Eucalyptus, Lemon etc. This skin-friendly formula can also invigorate your senses with the natural fragrance of these potent oils.

PLEASE SEE: A non-alcohol Sanitizer is not proven to be very effective against Corona Virus and equivalent germs. So, please use it at your own risk.

Here is the recipe for a DIY Homemade Hand Sanitizer without Alcohol:

Ingredients:

  1. Spray Bottle – 1
  2. Distilled water – ¾ Bottle
  3. Aloe vera Gel – 1 tbsp
  4. Essential Oils- 10 Drops each

  • Eucalyptus
  • Clove
  • Cinnamon
  • Rosemary
  • Lemon or Orange

Preparation Method:

  • Take a clean and dry spray bottle
  • Pour water to ¾th level
  • Add aloe vera gel and mix well
  • Now add essential oils to this mixture
  • Insert the spray dispenser and shake well

How to Use:

  • Use it like a normal hand sanitizer
  • Spray two-three times to ensure full coverage
  • Rub your hands together
  • Repeat if necessary

Also Read: Fruits To Increase Immunity


Now that you know how to make a hand sanitizer at home, you need not worry about not finding them in the market! Just get the raw materials from your local pharmacies or online stores and start making homemade Sanitizers at a lesser cost. Along with carrying these solutions when you travel, do not forget to maintain social distancing and do wear a mask to minimize contracting infections.

Disclaimer: There is no sufficient evidence or study to prove that the recipes for the above-mentioned homemade Sanitizers are effective against the novel Corona Virus or Covid-19. It's important to wash your hands with soap and water regularly to lessen the chances of getting infected.

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