Monday, 16 March 2020

DIY homemade handwash recipe with natural ingredients..

DIY homemade handwash recipe

You probably haven't thought about making your own hand sanitizer.  Stores sell it at a low price, with different flavors and styles, and it's mostly as good as possible.  But if you were in a pharmacy in the midst of a viral epidemic similar to the one that currently covers the country, you have probably noticed that the shelves are empty when the level of anxiety increases.




For example, in New York right now, it is not easy to buy a disinfectant product (towels, spray bottle, etc.), while fishbowls filled with bottles of hand sanitizer that can usually be found at checkout are no longer available.  ,

So if that old bottle of hand sanitizer you were carrying is half empty, don't panic.  You can make your own disinfectant gel with supplies that you can find at the pharmacy or that you can already buy at home.

There are two basic formulas: one recommended by the World Health Organization is closer to liquid than gel and firmer for your hands, and the other will be softer for your skin and very similar to the feeling a hand sanitizer purchased from a store.  What you do depends on your personal preferences.




But before you get started, it's important to understand that just rubbing your paws with hand sanitizer doesn't replace good hand washing.  Alcohol-based disinfectants, used in sufficient quantities (3 milliliters) and rubbed long enough (25 to 30 seconds), are perfect because you are not always near the sink.  But soap, water, and a good scrub are the best way to protect yourself from infectious diseases.  You understood?  Well.  Let's do it.







The estimated cost of ingredients: $ 15 (3.5 cups or 15 of these small two-ounce bottles)



Difficulty:


easy


The tools


Measuring cup.  Spoons for measuring.  Viscose Empty spray bottles (for WHO formulation).  Empty containers for lotion or disinfectant (for gel composition).


WHO formulation guide

Ingredients



  • 1 cup of 99% isopropyl alcohol
  • 1 tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 teaspoon 98% of glycerol, 1 tablespoon
  • 1 teaspoon (or 85 ml) of distilled cold water or  sterile porridge

WHO has a comprehensive guide on how to make your own hand sanitizer - the only problem is that if you follow these instructions, you will get a lot.  Like, exactly 2.6 gallons of it.  If you want to earn enough to survive, your family and all your friends through the zombie apocalypse, you can certainly.  But if you want everything to be on a smaller scale, we have adopted the measures for you.

Pour alcohol into a medium container with a spout.  The percentages of isopropyl alcohol labels refer to the concentration of alcohol in them.  You're dealing with almost pure alcohol if you have 99.8%, while 70% means that a bottle contains just over two-thirds of the alcohol and the rest is water.

Note: some formulations have attempted to adapt these proportions to use 91% isopropyl alcohol or even 70%.  But these alcohol concentrations will lead to a final product that will not comply with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the use of hand sanitizers with an alcohol content of at least 60% to fight COVID  -19.


2. Add hydrogen peroxide.


3. Add glycerin and styrene.  

This ingredient is thicker than alcohol and hydrogen peroxide, so it will take a few swirls to combine everything.  You can use a clean spoon for this, or if your container has a lid, you can put it on and shake it well.

4. Measure and pour water.  

If you are using 99% isopropyl alcohol, you need to measure ¼ cup, 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon of distilled or boiled cold water and add it to the mixture.  If you're using a different percentage of isopropyl alcohol, just pour in as much water as necessary to get a final volume of 345 milliliters or about 1.4 cups.  Restlessness.


5. Disinfect the spray bottles and pour in a hand sanitizer.  


Spray some of the rest of the alcohol in the bottles and let them sit until the alcohol evaporates.  Pour in your disinfectant.


6. Label your bottles.  


You don't need accidents when you or someone else uses your newly created hand sanitizer.  Take the time to label your bottles.  Go kill the germs.






Formula for GEL Sanitizer



Ingredients



  • 1 cup of 91% isopropyl alcohol
  • ½ cup of aloe vera gel (natural or in-store)
  • 15 drops of tea tree oil (or other antibacterial essential oil)


1. Pour alcohol into a medium container with a spout.  


Some online recipes use vodka instead of isopropyl alcohol, but most vodkas do not contain enough alcohol to be effective.

Note Using isopropyl alcohol diluted more than 91% will result in a weaker hand sanitizer that does not meet the 60% CDC.


2. Measure and pour the aloe vera gel.  


Alcohol can harm your skin, so using aloe vera is a good way to neutralize this effect and keep your hands smooth.  If you want to keep the natural, you can use aloe vera gel directly from the plant, without worrying about its deterioration - alcohol will act as a preservative.  However, you should keep in mind that natural aloe gel is thicker than its store-bought counterpart, and will, therefore, affect the end product in different ways - this will make your hand sanitizer more sticky, which means that you will need to rub your hands several times in order to absorb it well.

3. Add the essential oil.  

Tea tree oil is naturally antibacterial, so it makes sense to use it here.  But if you are not a fan of its smell, you can use another essential oil, such as lavender, lemongrass or eucalyptus.


4. Corolla.  


To completely mix all the ingredients, mixing is not enough.  Get a whisk and beat the hand sanitizer in a uniform gel.

5. Disinfect the spray bottles and pour in a hand sanitizer.  

Spray some of the rest of the alcohol in the bottles and let them sit until the alcohol evaporates.  Pour in your disinfectant.


6. Label your containers.  


You don't need accidents when you or someone else uses your newly created hand sanitizer.  Take the time to label your bottles.  Continue to live.




DIY homemade handwash recipe
DIY homemade handwash recipe

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