With more and more coronavirus cases spreading across the country, Americans are starting to fear what may happen in the future. There are reports from around the country of store shelves being denuded of toilet paper, Lysol and disinfectants, bottled water, and hand sanitizer. Even those who have already stocked up on the bare necessities can’t help but get paranoid, thinking that in the event of a large-scale quarantine they may not be able to get their hands on many of the staples.
Thankfully, some of the things you can’t find in stores can be easily made at home. And while you may not be able to find their precursor ingredients in stores, you should still be able to order them online and have them delivered. So if you’re trying to buy hand sanitizer at the store and can’t find any, here’s how to make your own.
Hand Sanitizer Recipe
- 16 ounces 70% isopropyl alcohol
- 1 ounce aloe vera
- 15 drops essential oil
That’s it, everything you need to make your own hand sanitizer. Just mix the ingredients together, bottle it however is most convenient for you, and you’re all set.
Now, you may be asking which essential oils to use, and that choice is up to you. There are numerous types, from peppermint to lavender to lemon, each with its own properties, smells, and benefits. Do a little reading and research on essential oils to figure out their unique benefits, and you can have a hand sanitizer that not only helps you prevent passing on the coronavirus through touch, but that also can improve your mood, help you relieve stress, etc.
As coronavirus spreads throughout the country, there are a lot of goods, such as food and water, that won’t be able to be easily created yourself. But simple things like hand sanitizer can be made yourself, providing you a fun do-it-yourself project as well as useful protection against the virus.