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How to make your own hand sanitiser

In order to slow the spread of coronavirus and other germs, we are being urged to wash our hands more or use hand sanitiser.

However, with the rush for people to get their hands on sanitiser, the supermarket and chemist shelves are unfortunately low on stock. 

Here’s how you can make your own…

How to make your own hand sanitiser

How to make your own hand sanitiser at home

Most hand sanitisers contain alcohol, as it is effective at killing bacteria. And while you can wash your hands in alcohol, it can be harsh on your skin. Most alcohols work well to kill microorganisms.

However, vodka only contains 40% alcohol so it’s not effective enough. Meanwhile, ethanol also works well.

One of the best ways to make a hand sanitiser is to include a moisturiser in with the alcohol, such as aloe vera gel. Make sure you don’t put too much in though, as it could dilute the sanitiser and it won’t be as effective.

How to make hand sanitiser:

  • 2/3 cups of isopropyl alcohol (99% rubbing alcohol) – or anything over 75%
  • 1/3 cup of aloe vera
  • Give it a shake and then put into an empty sanitiser or soap bottle.

The Healthy Mummy Pink Hand Sanitiser

How to make your own hand sanitiser

If you don’t feel comfortable making your own, then never fear – we are producing hand sanitiser to try to fill the gap.

The Pink Hand Sanitiser is easy to use and effectively kills germs. It has a strawberry scent and looks pink!

  • Effectively and quickly kill germs, fungi, cocci, and viruses
  • Gentle and non-irritating, does not hurt the skin
  • Small size, easy to carry and easy to use
  • Gel texture, you can easily control the amount

Please note that we are limited with the supplier we are using and have pushed hard for an even better price but we are limited on what we can do due to the current demand and cannot get a better price than this.

Pre-order a single sanitiser here.