The Coronavirus is the worldwide pandemic that seems to be all anyone can talk about in the past few weeks. Whether you buy into the media circus around it or not, it’s hard to ignore the increasing notions to minimize contact with others and keep your hands clean.
For those of us that are still going about our daily schedules, we must have hand sanitizer at our disposal. However, that might be an issue considering they are mostly sold out at most stores. Without further adieu, here is our step-by-step for two DIY hand sanitizers!
Hand Sanitizing Gel
Mix 3 parts isopropyl alcohol to 1 part aloe vera gel. Add a few drops of essential oils to lessen the alcohol scent. Pour the mixture in a portable squeeze bottle or an old bottle of soap, for an on-the-go option or one to keep around the house. This gel will be a bit sticky, but it will get the job done!
Hand Sanitizing Spray
Mix 1 ⅔ cups alcohol with 2 teaspoons of glycerol. Mix in 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide, then another ¼ cup of distilled or boiled water. You may add some essential oils for scent. Pour the solution into a spray bottle and voila! Use it on your hands or spray it onto a paper towel and use it as a wipe. This spray will be far less sticky and the glycerol will keep the alcohol from drying out your hands. However, if you can’t find glycerol, just moisturize your hands afterward.
Stay safe everyone!