Homemade Hand Sanitiser
Without using soap or water, hand sanitising dispensers are easy methods of getting our hands clean. But is this liquid gel hazardous to our health? Store-bought hand sanitizers can contain up to 62 per cent of ethyl alcohol intended to kill germs and bacteria on our hands. Some germs won’t be affected by hand sanitisers and another key ingredient triclosan can be harmful to humans
If you’re looking for a green way to kill those 99.9 per cent of germs, you could make your own spray. Here’s a simple way in which you can make hand sanitisers at home :
- ⅔ Cup 99% Rubbing Alcohol
- ⅓ Cup Aloe Vera Gel
- Essential Oils Of Your Choice
How to Prepare
- Gather your ingredients and a small bowl.
- Mix the rubbing alcohol and aloe vera gel together until well combined.
- Add in just a few drops of essential oil of your choice, or you can leave out if prefered.
Note, it is very important to use a rubbing alcohol that is 99% alcohol. To be effective, hand sanitizers must be at least 60% alcohol. When you dilute with aloe vere, you cut the alcohol content by 33%. This recipe creates a hand sanitizer that is approximately 65% alcohol.
So what do you think? Are you ready to make this sanitiser at home?