We know our Bubblers like to do some DIY, so that's why we're breaking down and sharing the World Health Organizations' DIY hand sanitizer recipe for you in this blog post.
As a quick aside, please do not purchase any "handmade" hand sanitizer that contains aloe or essential oils. As much as we love these ingredients in other therapeutic instances, they really have no place in fighting a virus we know very little about and can actually be quite damaging. Read more on that here and here. So, leave your favourite essential oils for your diffusers and soaps, and leave them be for your hand sanitizer.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
(Total recipe = 500ml)
- 99.8% Isopropyl Alcohol: 375.75ml
- 3% Hydrogen Peroxide: 20.85ml
- 98% Glycerol (or Glycerin): 7.25ml
- Sterile distilled or boiled cold water: 96.15ml
- 500ml container with screw-threaded top (Mason jar works great!)
- Glass measuring cup
- Small medicine cup
- Plastic or metal funnel (Optional if you have a steady hand)
- Plastic or glass travel containers to fill solution with.
*I used gloves for parts of this, but so long as your hands and counter are clean and you have no scrapes (owe!), this is optional.*
HOW TO MAKE IT:
1) Pour the alcohol into the 500ml sterilized container using your large measuring cup.
2) Add your hydrogen peroxide using the small medicine cup.
3) Add glycerol or glycerin (this is quite thick - I used a clean butterknife to get it out) using the same small medicine cup.
4) Add your sterile distilled or cold boiled water using your large measuring cup.
5) Place the lid on the container ASAP to prevent evaporation and mix the solution by gently shaking it.