Prepare DIY Hand Sanitizer at Home

Prepare DIY Hand Sanitizer at Home

Written by Pierce Bryant
March 13, 2020

Disinfectant spray, Hand Sanitizer, Cleaning Wipes, and Rubbing Alcohol are selling out quickly across the nation. Stores across the world are hiking the prices on this single product; don't let that stop you from thinking for yourself.

Washing your hands is still the number one way to protect yourself. However, hand sanitizer does help! And if your local store is currently out of stock, we will use this guide to teach you how to make your own at home!

Hand Sanitizer Chemistry

The CDC recommends all homemade hand sanitizer solutions contain 60-95% alcohol. Below is the most straightforward recipe for your DIY hand sanitizer.

  • 1 part Aloe Vera Gel
  • 2 parts 91% Isopropyl Alcohol (Rubbing Alcohol)

Adding water will allow you to create a spray, and essential oils will provide a better smell if you prefer that as well.

What if I don't have Rubbing Alcohol?

The below items have disinfectant properties and have been used for centuries for the same purpose.

  • Witch Hazel
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • White Vinegar

Use these in place of alcohol when you are out.

Again, basic handwashing is still the #1 recommendation to fight this new disease. Please, keep your elders in mind during this time as they are at the HIGHEST RISK during this time.

For all updated information, please visit the CDC's website here.