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How to make hand sanitizer?

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When it comes to preventing the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19, nothing beats old-fashioned hand washing.

However, if water and soap are not available, then according to a trusted source from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), please use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of at least 60%.

Unless you have a store-bought hand sanitizer inventory, you may find it difficult to find either in the store or online now. Due to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus, most retailers cannot keep up with the demand for hand sanitizer.

Good news? Now only three ingredients are needed to make your own hand sanitizer at home. Let us read to learn how to do it.

This passage is going to talk about the following questions of hand sanitizer:

(1) What ingredients do you need?

(2) How do you make your own hand sanitizer?

(3) How to use hand sanitizer?


(1)What ingredients do you need?

It is easy to make your own hand sanitizer and only requires a few ingredients:

Isopropyl alcohol or rubbing alcohol (99% alcohol volume)

Aloe vera gel

Essential oils, such as tea tree oil or lavender oil, or you can use lemon juice instead

The key to making an effective hand sanitizer that can eliminate bacteria is to maintain the ratio of alcohol to aloe vera at 2:1. This can keep the alcohol content around 60%. This is the minimum amount required to kill most bacteria (according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

hand sanitizer 

(2)How do you make your own hand sanitizer?

Dr. Jagdish Khubchandani, associate professor of health sciences at Ball State University, shared this hand sanitizer formula.

His hand sanitizer formula combines:

2 parts isopropanol or ethanol (91–99% alcohol)

1 part aloe vera gel

A few drops of clove, eucalyptus, peppermint or other essential oils

If you want to make hand sanitizer at home, Khubchandani says to follow these tips:

Put hand sanitizer in a clean space. Wipe the countertop with diluted bleach beforehand.

Before making hand sanitizer, wash your hands thoroughly.

To mix, use a clean spoon to stir. Before use, please wash these items thoroughly.

Make sure that the alcohol used for hand sanitizer is not diluted.

Mix all the ingredients thoroughly until well mixed.

Do not touch the mixture with your hands before it is ready to use.

For larger quantities of hand sanitizer, the World Health Organization trusted source hand sanitizer formula uses:

Isopropanol or ethanol

hydrogen peroxide


Sterile distilled water or boiled cold water


(3)How to use hand sanitizer?

Pay attention to two things when using hand sanitizer:

You need to rub it into your skin until your hands are dry.

If your hands are greasy or dirty, they should be washed with soap and water first.

With this in mind, here are some tips for using hand sanitizer effectively.

Spray or apply disinfectant to the palm of one hand.

Rub your hands thoroughly. Make sure to cover the entire surface of the hands and fingers.

Continue to rub for 30 to 60 seconds, or until your hands are dry. Hand sanitizer may take at least 60 seconds and sometimes even longer to kill most bacteria.


Nowadays, DIY hand sanitizer recipes are all over the Internet-but are they safe? These recipes (including the above recipes) are for professionals with professional knowledge and resources to safely make homemade hand sanitizer. Only in extreme cases, when you cannot wash your hands in the foreseeable future, is it recommended to use homemade hand sanitizer.

It is not recommended for children to use homemade hand sanitizer. Children may be more likely to use incorrect hand sanitizer, which may lead to a greater risk of injury. It is recommended that you choose our hand sanitizer. If you are interested, please contact us. We shall serve you wholeheartedly.

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