Tips & Tricks

Making your own hand sanitizers

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a worldwide panic with consumers clearing out pharmacies and supermarkets for hand sanitizers and all types of face masks. These items have since become necessary for consumers around the world to stay safe and healthy.

Not getting enough hand sanitizers

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges during the time of lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic is getting the products that matter. Hand sanitizers are overpriced and at some point, they are sold out. Here’s an option. Try making your own hand sanitizer. While they might not be the answer to fight COVID-19, hand sanitizers keep your hands (and other body parts) clean and reduce your risk from getting infected from the COVID-19 virus. You can never take these things for granted especially when it comes to self-hygiene and staying healthy.

What do you need?

Making your own hand sanitizers is quite an easy and straightforward exercise. All you need is to gather the stuff that you need and you are ready to go. To start, you need the following:

  • 1 or 2 empty bottles (use those shampoo, hand sanitizer or shower gel bottles with a nozzle).
  • A spoon
  • Glycerol (or you can use Aloe Vera gel)
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Isopropyl alcohol (99%)
  • A funnel and essential oils (not mandatory)

Get into the process

After preparing the materials and ingredients as mentioned, then you can get started. Use a large bowl and mix the following:

  • 1/3 cup of the glycerol
  • 2/3 cup of the isopropyl alcohol
  • essential oil (if you decide to use this). About 8 to 10 drops will do.

Stir the mixture thoroughly for about 5 minutes. As a result, you will have a starchy liquid. Use the funnel. Place it over the hole of the bottle that you have prepared. Pour the mixture into the bottle. If there are extras, funnel them into the next bottle. Cover the lid (with the nozzle) tight and you are ready to go.