Home Health How To Make Hand Sanitizer At Home: Step By Step Guide

How To Make Hand Sanitizer At Home: Step By Step Guide

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How To Make Hand Sanitizer At Home

With the current Covid-19 outbreak, We are required to purchase and have as many hand sanitizers in our homes and carry bags to prevent the spread of the virus.

Before Covid-19, hand sanitizers were a necessity in our everyday lives. If you want to avoid getting diseases such as COVID-19 and other flu or infections when water and soap aren’t available, your best option according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Trusted Source, is to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.

Unless you have been able to stock up a decent amount of store-bought hand sanitizer, you might most likely encounter a hard time getting some online or at store right now.

Due to how quickly the virus is spreading, most store owners can’t keep up with the demand for hand sanitizer.

So what’s the good news? In this post, you’ll learn how to make hand sanitizer at home. All it takes is three ingredients to make your own hand sanitizer at home. Read on to find out how.

Note: According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), washing your hands with soap and water is the most effective way to remove gems from your palms.

So what’s the good news? In this post, you’ll learn how to make hand sanitizer at home. All it takes is three ingredients to make your own hand sanitizer at home. Read on to find out how.

If you’re unable to get hand sanitizer in stores or you simply want to save money, you can make your own homemade hand sanitizer to help prevent the spread of disease.

What ingredients do you need?

Making hand sanitizer at home is easy to do and will only require a few ingredients.

How to make hand sanitizer:

  • ⅔ cup of rubbing alcohol
  • 5 -10 drops of essential oil (optional)
  • ⅓ cup of aloe vera

Tips:

If you are making hand sanitizer at home, you need to follow to these tips:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before making the hand sanitizer.
  • Make the hand sanitizer in a clean space.
  • Wipe down countertops with a diluted bleach solution beforehand.
  • To mix, use a clean spoon and whisk. Wash these items thoroughly before using them.
  • Be certain the alcohol used for the hand sanitizer is not diluted.
  • Mix all the ingredients thoroughly until they are well blended.
  • Do not touch the mixture with your hands until it’s ready for use.

Directions:

In a bowl, pour the rubbing alcohol and aloe vera and stir until completely mixed. Aloe vera is used for adding thickness and moisturization to your skin. Include in several drops of essential oil and mix. Including essential oils will aid in masking the smell of the alcohol.

I will recommend using lavender or citrus-scented oils such as orange or lemon. Next, whisk or mix all ingredients together and pour into an empty container. Be certain to label your hand sanitizer with an adhesive strip.

  • an essential oil, such as tea tree oil or lavender oil, or you can use lemon juice instead
  • aloe vera gel
  • isopropyl or rubbing alcohol (99 percent alcohol volume)

How To Make Hand Sanitizer at Home In Ghana

Follow these simple steps to make hand sanitizer at home in Ghana, Nigeria or any part of Africa.

  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Thickener powder
  • Citric acid
  • Glycerin
  • An empty bowl with a lid.
  • Water heater for warming up water
  • Stirring rod/stick to stir

Homemade Sanitizer Method:

Heat the water to about 40 degrees Celsius (40°C), after heating up the water, pour it in an empty bowl. Add about a tablespoon of the thickener powder, and stir for at least 3minutes. Cover your bowl and leave the mixture for about 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, open your bowl and stir again with your stirring rod. Stir until you mixture becomes a gel.

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After getting the thickness you want, add your rubbing alcohol, citric acid and stir. Add your glycerin and mix. Next, whisk or mix all ingredients together and pour into an empty container. Be certain to label your hand sanitizer with an adhesive strip.

In conclusion

Hand sanitizer is used as a handy on-the-go way to aid prevent the spread of germs when water and soap isn’t present. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can aid in keeping you safe from gems and reduce the spread of the new coronavirus.

In case you are not able to find a hand sanitizer at your local stores or you simply want to save money, then you can take steps to make your own. All you will need is a few ingredients, such as rubbing alcohol, aloe vera gel, and essential oil, lemon, or citrus juice.

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Frank Oteng known professionally as Ghlagatin is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger, freelance journalist, and reporter.He is the founder of Ghlagatin.net, an entertainment website. He graduated from Accra Technical University, ATU with a National High Diploma in Interior Design.

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