How to make your own hand sanitizer

How to make your own hand sanitizer

How to make your own hand sanitizers?

When supermarkets, hypermarkets, kiranas, pharmacies and online markets are fast selling out of hand sanitizers, you can make your own. 

INGREDIENTS LIST

You’ll need the following ingredients (to make 1 litre of hand sanitiser)

INGREDIENTS

QUANTITY (1 litre)

PERCENTAGES

Ethanol 96% concentration and Iso propyl alcohol 99.8% concentrations

833ml

83.3%

GLYCEROL Or Glycerin

14.5ml

1.45%

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE

1.25ml

0.125%

BOILED COOLED WATER

166ml

16.6%

You’ll also need a container to hold 1 liter of liquid, measuring cup, spray bottles and rubber gloves. 

WHY THESE INGREDIENTS?

  • Ethanol and iso-propyl alcohol are the main ingredients for the alcohol-based sanitizers. They are readily mixed in water. 
  • Glycerol or Glycerin - Alcohol evaporates the moisture from your hands and therefore a humectant/emollient/moisturiser is required to return the moisture back to your hands, especially if you are using the hand sanitizer frequently. Readily mixes with water
  • Hydrogen Peroxide: Used to inactivate bacterial spores but is not an active ingredient.Sterlised water to make up the necessary dilution

We recommend to avoid colourants and fragrances (few drops of essential oils)  as they might cause allergies.

HOW TO PREPARE?

Simply mix these ingredients in the percentages provided and you are all set to go. 

WHERE DO I GET THEM?

Glycerin, Hydrogen Peroxide, and Isopropyl alcohol are available in pharmacies or in online shopping sites. 

USEFULNESS: 

We think that it will be economical for building societies, apartment complexes

to make their own and to distribute them to the homeowners when there is a scarcity of the product. When produced economically and in larger quantities, the surplus can also be distributed to charitable institutions, orphanages, and old-age homes. 

 

 


DISCLAIMER

This article is prepared without guarantee of any kind, either expressed or implied. The responsibility of interpretation and use of the article lies with the reader. In no event shall SPIN CYCLES be liable for damages arising from its use. 

 

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