How to make hand sanitizer at home? Read the recipe based on expert advice of medical professional. You will only need 4 ingredients.
An outbreak of coronavirus has led to a dramatic increase in hand sanitizer sales. Over the past couple of months, sales of antibacterial gel have increased by an average of 1,500%.
You must have already seen the photos of empty shelves in supermarkets from the hand sanitizers section. There have even been reports that several stores limit the number of disinfectants sold per customer. In fact, it can be easily made at home – read now how make a hand sanitizer.
Hand sanitizer kills germs. But still washing them away with hot water with soap is the best defence against bacteria and virus. Scrub your hands for at least 25 seconds to remove any germs and dirt. However, it is not always possible to wash our hands so sanitizer becomes very helpful.
How to make hand sanitiser
It is always a good idea to keep a small bottle of hand sanitiser in your purse, we suggest to skip the trip to pharmacy and instead make your own. You need four ingredients and a container:
- Rubbing alcohol (Isopropyl alcohol)
- Aloe vera gel
- Lavender or chamomile essential oil
- Tea tree essential oil
- Travel-size queeze or spray bottle
Step 1. Fill your bottle 2/3 with alcohol
According to germ experts, the active ingredient – 60% of the product needs to be alcohol in order to kill bacteria.
That’s why homemade hand sanitisers can be just as effective as what they sell if to keep the right percentage of alcohol.
It’s recommended to use isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol).
Step 2. Essential oils for a soothing effect.
Add approximately 15 drops of tea tree or any other antibacterial essential oil and lavender essential oil (we also like chamomile one). In fact, you can use any essential oil of your choice.
Step 3. Aloe vera gel
The last ingredient is aloe vera gel. It makes the product more gentle for your skin. But remember not to put too much, the 2/3 of alcohol part is very important.
Step 4. Shake
Mix all the ingredients by giving it a wisk and done, you can throw it into your purse.
P.S. Always do a patch test first to make sure your sanitizer doesn’t cause any skin irritation.