According tomedia reports, agencies including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) agree that one of the best ways to avoid the spread of diseases, including the new coronavirus, is to wash their hands with soap, hand sanitizer and water, and avoid touching the face. As public awareness of the outbreak of the new coronavirus continues to rise, many countries have also started to rush to buy hand sanitizer. However, if people do want to carry hand sanitizer with them when they travel, but can’t find anything in their local store, consider making them yourself.
Somemedia sites have published instructions on how to make their own hand sanitizer.
The formula is slightly different (for example, some suggest adding essential oils, while others suggest keeping this step optional). However, it is generally agreed that if you want to create your own hand sanitizer, you need to be aware of the following points:
In order for the hand sanitizer to be effective, it must contain isopropanol at a concentration of at least 60%. Since disinfectants must be mixed with aloe vera gel to stabilize and protect the hands, most recommend that the mixture contain at least two-thirds of isopropyl alcohol and one-third of the gel. (You may overlook the occasional suggestion of vodka instead of isopropanol – many vodkas contain only 40% alcohol.) )
The hand sanitizer is only effective if the hands are thoroughly covered and then dried. Spraying a few drops into the palm of your hand and wiping your hands doesn’t help at all.
According to the CDC, if your hands are badly soiled or stained with oil, hand sanitizer will be less effective.