COVID-19 or Corona Virus is causing fear and panic worldwide. Store shelves are running out of daily essentials while the disease continues to spread. One of the most sought after products is the hand sanitizer. It has become increasingly difficult to find a hand sanitizer in stores and people are taking advantage of the situation by doubling or tripling the price and selling them online. Don’t panic. You can make an effective hand sanitizer using natural ingredients. This article discusses how to make a hand sanitizer.
Method 1: Stick to the Good Old Water and Soap
If you are not travelling, just stick to the use of water and soap to keep your hands clean. This is the most convenient way of keeping germs from entering your body through your hands. Medical experts suggest that to properly wash your hands with soap, you should rub your hands with soap under running water for at least 15 to 20 seconds. To dry, use a clean towel.
Method 2: Make a Hand Sanitizer with Plain Vinegar
Vinegar is an effective killer of germs. Don’t worry about the smell, it leaves very quickly while leaving your hands clean. To make a hand sanitizer using vinegar, simply pour some vinegar into a spray bottle and carry it with you. The white vinegar purchased from the stores is usually 5% and that is the ideal concentration for making a hand sanitizer. If you are sensitive to vinegar smell, neutralize it by applying some perfume or essential oil.
Method 3: Lemon Juice and Olive Oil
Lemon oil has been known to be an effective germ killer. You can also use lemon juice mixed with olive oil to make a natural hand sanitizer. Just rub your hands with the mixture to kill germs.
Method 4: Aloe Vera Gel With Isopropyl Alcohol
Many people actually grow aloe vera plants at home. These plants are easy to grow. They don’t need much water and can grow on any soil. If you don’t have aloe vera at home, you can buy a leaf from local grocery stores. To make an effective hand sanitizer with aloe vera and isopropyl alcohol, simply mix 3 part isopropyl alcohol with 1 part aloe vera gel.
Method 5: Baking Soda and Water
Use 3 tbsp of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of water to make an effective natural hand sanitizer. This formula will leave your skin smooth and silky and makes a great alternative to harsh chemicals.