How to make your own hand sanitizer

A coronavirus apocalypse guide to making your own hand sanitizer


Coronavirus has led to a virtual shutdown of public life across North America and the rest of the world.  With most retail stores, bars, restaurants, schools and government buildings closed, there’s not much else to do but sit at home and wait for #coronapocalypse to pass.  However, not everyone has the luxury of staying home, and even for those who do, we all still gotta eat! With hand sanitizer and even hand soap now being cleared off of shelves, now is the time to bring out your inner hobbyist and make your own hand sanitizer for your next trek to the grocery store.

How to make your own hand sanitizer:

  1. ⅔ cup of 99% isopropyl rubbing alcohol
  2. ⅓ cup of aloe vera gel
  3. Essential oils of your choice
  4. Mix all of the above
  5. Pour into a plastic bottle.
  6. Congratulations!  You will survive the #coronapocolypse

While hand sanitizer is definitely a good way to help kill bacteria off of your hands, it is just one of the many weapons in your arsenal against Covid-19.  Wash your hands (for 20 seconds), cough or sneeze into your elbow away from others, don’t touch your face, keep your distance from other people! Please refer to the World Health Organization’s website for more information.


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