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  • How to make hand sanitizer at Home?

    Are you having a query regarding avenues to handle shortage of hand sanitisers? Wondering if one can make the sanitiser at home and how? On this page scroll through the responses from experts for your query.

    Now a daing people are needed for hand sanitizer for fighting viruses, and Sanitizer rate is increasing in the market. Also, it is not available in the market,I mean there is a shortage in the market.
    Please someone can post some suggestions on how can we make at home?
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  • The rapid spread of coronavirus (or COVID-19) everywhere and the best ways to stop the spread of germs and viruses is by washing our hands with soap and water or with hand sanitizers resulting to the high demand of sanitizers and making it out of stock in the market or overcharging by the storekeepers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) recommends sanitizers having at least 60% alcohol to get the maximum benefits of using a hand sanitizer. The best ways of making your own hand sanitizer at home are as follows:

    1. Ingredient required: Rubbing alcohol (99.9 percent isopropyl alcohol) or grain alcohol (90 - 95 percent ethanol), aloe vera gel and any essential oil(thyme oil or tea tree oil or clove oil).
    Method: In a bowl, mix 2/3 cups rubbing alcohol, 1/3 cup aloe vera gel and add 8 to 10 drops of essential oil and combine by stirring it well and pour it in any bottle with a pump dispenser. Do shake it every now and then and before using it. The rubbing alcohol act as a disinfectant, aloe vera gel add moisture to the skin and essential oil gives a pleasant scent to the sanitizer.

    2. Ingredient required: Aftershave and water.
    Method: In a bottle, mix 1/2 part aftershave lotion with 1/2 water and shake well. Use a bottle with a pump dispenser for easy use.

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  • We can make a sanitizer in our houses easily.
    The important ingredient in an effective sanitizer is Hydrogen peroxide. It is a reducing agent. This ingredient is available in the market,

    The materials required are 1. Iso Propyl Alcohol. 2. Hydrogen peroxide. 3. Glycerin.

    Isopropyl alcohol is available in any chemical stores. If it is not available you can use any liquid having a minimum of 60% alcohol content.

    Hydrogen peroxide is available in medical stores. This is the main ingredient that will kill germs and other bacteria. If Hydrogen Peroxide is not available we can try aloe vera syrup. But I prefer Hydrogen Peroxide.

    Glycerin is also available in any medical shop. This is the base actually. But it is not essential.

    Safety items: Use hand gloves. Nitron gloves are useful. When you handle the above chemicals use these hand gloves. And also use masks.

    Take 60 ml of alcohol in a beaker.
    Add 20 ml of Hydrogen peroxide.
    Mix with a spoon very vigorously.
    Then add 10 ml of glycerol and mix vigorously.
    Add 10 mi of DM Water.
    Mix using a spoon.
    Filter the above liquid mixture through a fresh cloth and use the filtrate as a sanitizer.

    Caution: After applying Sanitizer don't go near the fire. That sanitizer will catch fire and it may lead to burns. This is an important precaution. Please don't forget.

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  • The main ingredient of the sanitiser is isopropyl alcohol. It evaporates fast on application to the hands. To make it slightly wet and applicable one has to mix some oil and some gel to it. One has to take care that the alcohol should not exceed the limit of 60% in the final sanitiser. There are many combinations and one of the most common one is -

    Take 2 cups of isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) and add 1-1/4 cup of pure Aloe vera gel to it. A few drops of some essential oil for smell are to be mixed to this solution and then we have to keep it in tight cap bottles for use. If there are some old spray bottles then it can be stored in that also for ready use.

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  • Best sanitizer formula:

    20% Dettol
    80% RO Water

    Also, this sanitizer does not catch fire as all alcohol-based sanitizers can catch fire and harmful for person who works near the fire.

    Also, take bath with few spoon drops in one bucket of water every day.

  • We can make Hand Sanitizer in the home by following method.

    Ingredients are
    3/4 cup of isopropyl or rubbing alcohol (99 per cent)
    1/4 cup of aloe vera gel (to help keep your hands smooth and to counteract the harshness of alcohol) or you can take an orange gel or Lemon gel or any other gel you like.
    10 drops of essential oil, such as lavender oil, or you can use lemon juice instead

    Directions o make the hand sanitizer:

    Take all ingredients in a container made up of glass or steel. And then mix them with a stick or spoon and tilt it to become a gel. Pour the ingredients into an empty bottle for easy use, and label it "hand sanitizer."


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  • Now a days, amid coronavirus outbreak, hand sanitizers are in great demand. You will rarely find these cleansing products in medical stores or general stores.
    However, we can make hand sanitizers at home also.
    Ingredients that are required for making hand sanitizer is listed below.
    Isopropyl or rubbing alcohol (99% alcohol volume)
    aloe vera gel
    lemon juice

    Now, follow these steps to make hand sanitizer:
    Step 1: Pour 3/4 cup of isopropyl or rubbing alcohol, 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel, 10 drops of lemon juice into a bowl.
    Step 2: Mix them with a spoon until it transforms into a gel.
    Step 3: Now, transfer the ingredients into a empty bottle for handy use by labelling it as 'Hand Sanitizer'.

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  • The best way to dilute the effects of Corona - virus is to use of soaps of any kind and the resultant foam should cover the entire hands and adjoining parts for at least for 20 secs so as to kill the virus. However, to avoid the irritation of the skin, a few drops of glycerin may be added. The other effective way is the frequent use of the senitiser containing either isopropyl alcohol or ethanol also known as Ethyl Alchol with the blends of Aloe Vera gel ( A Patanjali Product, the product being most effective and affordable), Lemon - juice and a slight amount of pure glycerin.
    Method of preparation-
    Take 60 ml of either Isopropyl Alchol or Ethanol of 98 percent of purity and slowly add 10 ml of lemon juice in it in either a glass container or in a beaker. Make the mixture uniform with the thorough stirring. Such a mixture may provide discomfort due to the charecterestics of Alchol and this needs some moisturisation. Addition of 20 GM of aloe - Vera gel would avoid the skin irritation apart from strengthening its anti bacterial and anti virus activities.
    Such a thoroughly prepared mixture is to be poured in a bottle having the spray provision so as to use this concoction conveniently.

  • Due to rapid spread of COVID-19 the increased demand of hand sanitizer have vanished it from the market . Though it's a alarming situation but no need to panick as still you have the option to prepare hand sanitizer by your own.
    Take Aftershave lotion which is easily available in the market and you need to mix with equal amount of water. Packaged water is recommended. You have an option to mix with some amount of aloe vera gel in to the solution and the hand sanitizer is ready.

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