• Homemade hand sanitizer


    You here find what you’ll need to make hand sanitizer at home. You might have several of these items around already, and if not, they’re likely more available than Purell is at the moment. We’ve included links to where you can get some of these ingredients online.

    • 2/3 cup 99% rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol (in Sweden T-röd), for the alcohol
    • 1/3 cup 100% pure aloe vera gel (or 1,5 tablespoon  glycerol from your Pharmacy+ 1/cup water) for moistening effect
    • Optional: 10-15 drops essential oil for smell
    • Optional: some drops of coconut oil
    • Bowl and spoon
    • Funnel
    • Empty liquid soap or hand sanitizer bottle
    • Optional: Gloves

    How to make hand sanitizer in two steps

    Step 1: Mix the rubbing alcohol, aloe vera and optional essential oil in a bowl with a spoon. Be careful to keep pure alcohol away from your skin.

    Step 2: Funnel the mixture into the empty bottle. Screw the pump cap back on and voila, you have hand sanitizer.

    Making hand sanitizer at home: Warnings

    As easy as it is to make your own hand sanitizer, you should be aware that rubbing alcohol in high quantities can damage your skin. Make sure you stick to the 2:1 proportion to keep the alcohol content around 60%. You can also use gloves while mixing and follow up sanitization with hand moisturizer.

    And we hope it goes without saying that hand sanitizer alone isn’t going to protect you from getting sick. Wash your hands with soap and water when it’s available, and limit how much you touch your face.

    We also would love to share this wonderful video showing how to make the hand sanitizer.

    Photocred: Thanks to Photo by Daiga Ellaby on Unsplash, Photo by Chelsea shapouri on Unsplash, Photo by Albany Capture on Unsplash, Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash