How to Make Homemade Hand Sanitizer: These DIY Hand Sanitizer Recipes Are All Natural by 30Seconds Health
With the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcing concerns about methanol-contaminated hand sanitizers, now may be the time to start making your own DIY hand sanitizer.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is stressing the importance of good personal health habits as a way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The CDC states that you should wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol is the next best option.
With hand sanitizer in high demand right now, you may find it sold out in your local stores. If you can’t find hand sanitizer or just like making your own DIY personal-care products, here are two easy homemade hand sanitizer recipes to try. The recipes can be doubled or tripled to fit your needs:
Two-Ingredient Hand Sanitizer Recipe
- 12 tablespoons rubbing alcohol (at least 60 percent alcohol by volume)
- 4 teaspoons aloe vera gel (commercial, not fresh)
- clean liquid soap bottle, clean hand sanitizer bottle or squirt bottle
Here’s how to make it:
- Combine the aloe vera gel and rubbing alcohol in a bowl. Mix well.
- Put the funnel into the opening of the soap or hand sanitizer bottle. Carefully pour in the rubbing alcohol mixture.
Essential Oil Hand Sanitizer Recipe
If you're on the go, try this hand sanitizer recipe that uses essential oils. Toss them into your purse, kid's backpack and keep one in your car.
- 2/3 cup 99 percent rubbing alcohol (isopropyl)
- 1/3 cup aloe vera gel (commercial, not fresh)
- 10 drops essential oil (lavender essential oil, tea tree essential oil, peppermint essential oil, etc.)
- travel-size plastic bottles
Here’s how to make it:
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Mix well.
- Using a funnel, pour into small plastic travel-size lotion bottles. Shake before each use.
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