How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

May 8, 2020

Millions of people worldwide have been affected by COVID-19. From school closures to hospitalizations, and mass unemployment to stay-at-home orders, everything feels topsy-turvy right now. This is especially true when you go to a local grocery store only to find that hand sanitizer in Hudson, CO is unavailable.

DIY hand sanitizer

Currently, big box stores and online retailers are barely able to keep a sufficient stock of necessary items such as toilet paper, thermometers, garbage bags and hand sanitizer. Fortunately, experts have provided instructions to make your own hand sanitizer in Hudson, CO. With materials you probably already have in your home, you can mix your own batch today.

Instructions from the World Health Organization

If you’d like to make 10 liters of hand sanitizer, the World Health Organization (WHO) has published a pamphlet with instructions for doing so. This means you and your family will have hand sanitizer in Hudson, CO for quite some time. You’ll need:

  • 8333 ml of ethanol (96 percent)
  • 417 ml of hydrogen peroxide (3 percent)
  • 145 ml of glycerol (98 percent)
  • Sterile distilled or boiled cold water

If you don’t have ethanol available, you can use:

  • 7515 ml of isopropyl alcohol (99.8 percent)
  • 417 ml of hydrogen peroxide (3 percent)
  • 145 ml of glycerol (98 percent)
  • Sterile distilled or boiled cold water

Once you’ve gathered your ingredients:

  1. Pour the alcohol into a 10-liter plastic or glass container.
  2. Add the hydrogen peroxide to the alcohol in the 10-liter container.
  3. Glycerol is a viscous substance, so as you add it to the mixture, use some of the sterile water you have to rinse out your measuring cylinder to make sure you got all of it.
  4. Top off the container with sterile water.
  5. Screw the lid on tightly and gently shake the container.
  6. Divide the hand sanitizer into smaller glass or plastic containers.

Hand sanitizer with aloe vera and essential oils

Other recipes to make your own hand sanitizer in Hudson, CO include additives such as aloe vera and essential oils. If you want to include these ingredients in your own hand sanitizer, you’ll want to follow this recipe:

  • ¾ cup of isopropyl alcohol (99 percent)
  • ¼ cup of aloe vera
  • 10 drops of essential oil or lemon juice

All ingredients should be whisked together until a gel forms. Again, you’ll want to use a glass or plastic bowl to combine ingredients. Your hand sanitizer should be transferred to a bottle or container that makes access easy. Obviously, this recipe yields much less than the one recommended by the World Health Organization, but it is likely to be much easier and should be just as effective at keeping you and your family safe and healthy.

While we might not be in the business of hand sanitizer in Hudson, CO, we want everyone in our community to get through the COVID-19 pandemic with few inconveniences and hardships. When the nation opens up again and you’re ready to begin building, we hope you’ll get in touch with us. Until then, feel free to contact us with any questions you have about residential or commercial development projects.

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