Easy Steps in Producing your own Hand Sanitizer with ease at Home
With the current global health challenge, there has been an increasing need for hand sanitization. More than ever before, people are paying attention to germs as a carrier of the novel Corona Virus. People are encouraged to live healthy and germ free lifestyle. But it is almost unavoidable. These germs are so tiny that there is no way of telling when they settle on your hands. They get easily stuck on surfaces and when in contact, they weaken our system and make us vulnerable to disease attack.
Hand Sanitizer is the most accessible and on-hand remedy for germ control. Every now and then, one is expected to sanitize their hands when they come in contact with people or place their hands on work or hard surfaces. With its constant use, comes the need for more quantity of hand sanitizer in the country.
This article was conceived with the desire to help in situations when one runs out of the commercial hand sanitizers at home.
It is needful to say that the use of soap and water is the most effective way of stopping germ spread. But a hand sanitizer with 60% alcoholic content can suffice in the absence of soap and water. Getting an accurate measurement of homemade hand sanitizer can be difficult. Which is the reason why the commercial hand sanitizer is recommended. But with the following tips, the production/making of homemade hand sanitizer can prove effective in controlling the spread of germs.
The key to producing an effective homemade hand sanitizer is attention to measurements. Your measurements must be accurate in order to avoid producing an ineffective sanitizer that, apart from not being able to control the spread of germs but could also cause damage to your skin.
- Glycerin or aloe vera gel (1 part)
- Antiseptic alcohol (2 part)
- Mixing bowl, whisk, storage cans, etc (ensure they’re clean)
- Join the glycerin or aloe vera gel with the antiseptic alcohol. For accurate measurements, you could consider mixing 1/3 cup of glycerin or aloe vera gel to a 2/3 cup of your antiseptic alcohol. This measurements is to produce a cup of sanitizer. To produce more, you should do some basic multiplication.
- Here, you mix the mixture together. You must pay attention to see that they mix evenly. You can make use of a spoon in the absence of a whisk. Or whatever you can find. As long as you get the desired results of achieving an even mixture.
- Time to give your sanitizer a nice scent. There are lots of options you could choose from. So, will it be strawberry, lemon or banana? Although you can skip this step. It’s actually entirely up to you. But come on, who doesn’t like scented sanitizers? As far as you decide to go easy on the amount you put in, you’ll never go overboard with the scent.
- Bring out the storage cans and fill them up. Remember how hand sanitizer quickly disappears on your hand at application? That’s because alcohol had the tendency to evaporate in air. So you might want to use an airtight container for your storage. Don’t forget that alcohol is what makes a hand sanitizer effective in controlling the spread of germs. Spray bottles will be perfect. They make the sanitizer ready for use and they are sure to keep your hand sanitizer durable. You could even make use of empty commercial hand sanitizer bottles. As long as they’re clean, that’ll serve.