Make Your Own Homemade Hand Sanitizer Gel

In recent days the sale of hand sanitizer gel has increased uncontrollably, the reason is none other than to combat any possible contagion of the famous coronavirus.

Such is the massive sale of this hydroalcoholic gel that many establishments have run out of units , causing mass hysteria to increase. Another sector is online sales which has also undergone some changes in these weeks.

Many sellers who make their sales online when seeing sales growth have decided to raise prices , in some cases being duplicated by the same product.

For these reasons, it is important to have a recipe to face the shortage of hand antiseptic, so that in the event of an unforeseen event we can make our own gel and achieve the disinfection we need in these alarm situations.

Next we are going to comment on a couple of recipes;  However, it must be taken into account that the most important thing in these products is that they have a minimum of 60% alcohol in their formulation to achieve this disinfectant effect.

1st option: Basic recipe to make homemade disinfectant gel

The basic ingredients are the following:

  • 96º pharmacy alcohol
  • Glycerin
  • Essential oil

The proportions must always follow the rule of 60% of the active principle, that is to say for alcohol.

For 100 ml we should put a minimum of 60 ml of alcohol, the rest being glycerin and a few drops of essential oil.

The way to prepare it is very simple, you just have to mix all the ingredients well and store them in a bottle with a dispenser to be able to use it easily.

We incorporate glycerin so that when applying this disinfectant to our hands we do not end up with them irritated by alcohol, this is thanks to the fact that glycerin improves hydration in our skin.

2nd Option: Recipe for hydroalcoholic gel with aroma

Many people prefer to apply products that have a pleasant aroma and are not a simple disinfectant on their hands, for this reason we are going to give you the recipe for this variation.

The ingredients that you will need to make the antiseptic gel are:

  • 96º pharmacy alcohol
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Glycerin
  • Tea tree essential oil

The proportions that you are going to use for an amount of 100 ml are: 60 ml of alcohol, 30 ml of aloe vera gel, 10 ml of glycerin and a few drops of essential oil . Remember that you can always add more alcohol but never less since it must be a minimum 60%.

In this recipe you can see that we have added both aloe vera gel and tea tree essential oil. Regarding aloe vera, we can say that it helps keep skin healthy and is perfect for this product.

As for the essential oil, we must say that you can incorporate the one you like the most or have at home, we have chosen the tea tree oil because it has antiseptic properties that are very suitable for the purpose we are looking for, to disinfect our hands.

How should I apply the product?

The disinfectant gel has a very specific procedure applied so that it can disinfect our hands. For this, the world health organization, WHO , has provided guidelines in which they indicate how it should be done.

In the first place we must put a sufficient amount on the palm of our hand to be able to apply on the entire surface of both hands and forearms if necessary, if there is little it will not be effective.

Later we rub our palms together interlacing the fingers, then the palm of one hand with the back of the opposite and vice versa.

The next step is to rub the fingers on the palm of the opposite hand and rub the left thumb in a rotational motion, trapping with the palm of the right hand and vice versa.

Carrying out these steps the process would be ready, now you just need to let the gel dry properly .

Can I use it whenever I want?

This is a frequently asked question these days, many people succumb to fear and end up abusing disinfectant gels for fear of contracting the disease, which can cause irritation to their skin due to the large percentage of alcohol they contain .

The truth is that experts say that washing your hands with soap and water is just as effective as using these types of gels.

For this reason, it is not necessary to abuse these products, whether they are purchased or we have made them ourselves at home. In this article you have the best options to fight against viruses.

Therefore, if you have the opportunity to wash your hands because you are at home or at work, it will always be better to first opt ​​for a good wash with soap and water, if on the contrary you are away from home and do not have this option, you should use the antiseptic gel either homemade or purchased.

And if you are looking for a small format option to carry it in your bag, do not miss this article .

Website | + posts

Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top