People are going crazy about the hand sanitizers and face masks because of the fear of the coronavirus. They are buying the sanitizers and face masks in bulk. Also, the shops are selling even a single bottle of hand sanitizer for Rs. 200 and in some places they are even charging more than that for a small 100 ml bottle.
People are stocking up before the coronavirus spreads rapidly and suddenly they can’t get out of their homes. It is very important to stay safe and make sure that they do everything they can to protect themselves from this deadly virus. But, people should not get selfish during this time and think about others too. These days, you will rarely find hand sanitizers in the stores. Everything is sold out or sold for a very high price.
People who can’t find a hand sanitizer to buy need not worry as they can easily make their own DIY Hand sanitizer at home. This hand sanitizer requires just 3 ingredients. Here’s the tutorial to help you Make Your Own DIY Hand Sanitizer At Home.
Things required to make your own sanitizer:
1. Rubbing alcohol or Isopropyl alcohol and look for a 99 per cent concentration.
2. Aloe vera gel or Glycerine. This will help to keep the skin from drying out & hands stay moisturised.
3. Lavender essential oil. Using it will add fragrance to it and it is also anti-inflammatory.
4. Glass dropper or a funnel
5. A glass bowl
6. Metal spoon
7. Spray bottle
A good tip is to keep the concentration of rubbing alcohol higher as it will make your sanitizer more effective.
Step 1: Take a glass bowl and add 4-5 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol. It can easily be bought at a pharmacy near you.
Step 2: Add 2-3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel to it.
Step 3: Then, add 5-15 drops of lavender essential oil. Plus points are that you can easily customise this proportion, as per your requirement. It is up to you if you want more fragrance in your sanitizer
Step 4: Stir all the ingredients using a spoon
Step 5: Transfer the sanitizer to the spray bottle using a glass dropper or a funnel and Shake properly before using.
Making your own hand sanitizer is definitely an easy task. And it doesn’t cost much too. You can even add tea tree oil or the lemongrass essential oil if you don’t like the lavender oil. Unlike the hand sanitizers available in the market, this one will not dry out your hands. It will keep your hands moisturised and not sticky. Your hands will stay clean and smell fresh all day long.
You can even gift these homemade hand sanitizers to your friends or relatives and the perfect time is now as the coronavirus is spreading.
It is crucial that you wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds at least. And keep your hand sanitizer with you at all times.