With the rise in illness across the country, the best way to avoid the transmission of disease is to wash your hands with warm soap and water. If you do not have access to soap and water while traveling, or on the run, the CDC says the next best thing is hand sanitizer.
It is common knowledge at this point that commercial-made hand sanitizers are becoming more and more difficult to find, as store shelves are seen empty with the Coronavirus threat. The following recipe is a simple one made of household products that can be purchased at your local drug store and could help in a pinch.
- 2/3 cup rubbing alcohol (99% isopropyl alcohol)
- 1/3 cup aloe vera gel
- A few drops of essential oil for scent (optional)
- Stir and pour into a clean soap or pump bottle
Source: 2019 post by biomedical PhD @azareal: http://t.co/nmxCOfqoiL
Cover hands thoroughly with sanitizer and let dry. Repeat as needed.
Warning: To be effective, hand sanitizer needs to have a strength of at least 60% isopropyl alcohol, so following the recipe is crucial for success.