How to Make Diy Hand Sanitizer by 3 Steps

by SABU VARGHESE April 02, 2020 0 Comments

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As the world grapples with Coronavirus, social distancing and the need to sanitize frequently, stores have been out-of-stock of basic necessities like diy hand sanitizer and even rubbing alcohol. We thought this would be the perfect time to share the do-it-yourself recipe for hand sanitizer using Ever Clear instead of rubbing alcohol. Please contact us if you have any questions!

Yield: This recipe creates 6 fluid ounces of sanitizer with an Alcohol By Volume (ABV) of 60% for home use.  

NOTE: CDC Guidelines recommend an alcohol concentration of at least 60% ABV for effective defense against viruses and germs.  

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 fl oz, of 190 proof grain alcohol (used Ever Clear brand)
  • 2 fl oz, Aloe Vera Gel

PREPARATION

  1. In a glass bowl, combine grain alcohol with aloe vera gel. 
  2. Mix well with a whisk until combined thoroughly. 
  3. Pour the alcohol and aloe vera gel mix in to a bottle or container with a tight fitting lid.  

TIPS

  • Make the hand sanitizer in a clean space that has been cleaned with a bleach solution.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before making the hand sanitizer.
  • Wash the utensils and whisk thoroughly before using them.
  • Make sure the alcohol used for the hand sanitizer is not diluted.
  • Using high-proof grain alcohol in this recipe may be very drying on the hands. 

CDC WEBSITE:

According to the CDC.gov's "Interim Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations", hand sanitizer containing an alcohol component at a concentration of 60% or more is effective at sanitizing hands by killing viruses including the virus that causes the coronoavirus and COVID-19. 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/cleaning-disinfection.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fcommunity%2Fhome%2Fcleaning-disinfection.html

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/show-me-the-science-hand-sanitizer.html?fbclid=IwAR3Qjz4WEzhIlovRtE6lY2_l3Aa8VA3ZQkYcJRkK_xAvOfsJaBghgqIxYn4

FDA DISCLAIMER

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates all antimicrobial sanitizers as over-the-counter drugs (OTC). This homemade solution is NOT for commercial use. 

CORONAVIRUS DISCLAIMER

This homemade solution has never been tested in a lab to determine its efficacy against viruses such as the coronavirus. This diy hand sanitizer is not a substitute for proper handwashing.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has tested a recipe that contains the proper level of alcohol can be found here:  the World Health Organization. Please check with your health care professional before using any home remedy on you or your family. 

https://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/Guide_to_Local_Production.pdf

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