With people going absolutely crazy over hand sanitizers, wiping them out completely from supermarket and pharmacy shelves, it’s time to find an alternative. Due to the fact that hand sanitizer gels, especially hand sanitizers with over 60% alcohol being a prevention of coronavirus, many people are stocking up on them to fight the virus and keep themselves safe.
If you’ve been to your local supermarket or even tried ordering hand sanitizers from your online grocery store only to find they’re out of stock, then it’s time to make your own handmade hand sanitizer in an effort to stay safe. The reason hand sanitizer sprays and gels are so popular is that there are no coronavirus treatments yet, but health professionals have recommended washing your hands and using hand sanitizers with 60% alcohol to help kill the virus. So how does this work?
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How hand sanitizer gels or sprays help prevent the infection of coronavirus?
Viruses can be active outside the body for hours, sometimes even days. However, disinfectants, liquids, wipes, gels and creams containing alcohol are all useful at getting rid of them, as well as soap and just washing your hand regularly.
That’s because while the virus can be easily transmitted to your hand when you touch an infected surface, it will not affect you unless you touch your face. For that reason, washing your hands regularly with soap or using hand sanitizers are recommended to help get rid of the virus and keep you safe.
To help you make your own DIY hand sanitizer, watch the video below to know how to make your homemade hand sanitizer gel with rubbing alcohol:
Hand sanitizer ingredients:
- 2/3 cup of rubbing alcohol (90% or more)
- 1/3 cup of Aloe Vera gel
- A couple of drops of essential oils
Mix them all together and add them to a spray bottle and you’ve got your very own homemade hand sanitizer spray.