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Video: Hand Disinfectant Gel - Recipes And Tips For Use
Faced with the threats of the coronavirus, having impeccable hand hygiene is a real must at this time in order to reduce the risks of contamination. The solution ? Get a hydroalcoholic gel. But what can be done given the shortage of antibacterial gel in pharmacies? Make it yourself! Indispensable and natural, the hand disinfectant gel is no exception to the trend of homemade cosmetic products and is very easy to make at home. You will want to do it yourself all the more if you remember that the majority of gels sold on the market contain chemicals that are harmful to your health. So, get started making your own homemade hand sanitizer gel!
How to make your own hand disinfectant gel according to the WHO?
As you already know, in addition to contamination from the air, the coronavirus is usually transmitted through contact with contaminated hands or objects. One of the simplest preventive actions is, of course, to wash your hands regularly with soap and hot water. And when you do not have access to it, you opt for the hydroalcoholic gel, already out of stock in most points of sale. To remedy this shortage, the WHO has published a recipe for homemade antibacterial gel, made with products available on the market.
- 830 ml of ethanol
- 40 ml of hydrogen peroxide
- 15 ml of glycerin (organic)
- boiled water
If you don't have ethanol, 70% alcohol will do just fine as well. Then, in a clean container, mix ethanol with hydrogen peroxide and glycerin. Complete with boiled water until obtaining a liter of antibacterial gel.
Note: be careful with pure hydrogen peroxide, which generally tends to discolor! According to some specialists, this recipe is more intended for professionals than the general public and is made for large quantities!
Antibacterial cleansing gel made from natural ingredients
If the WHO homemade disinfectant recipe sounds too "industrial" to you, know that you can very easily prepare your hand sanitizer with more natural products. But before going for it, it is essential to note that all these ingredients can be found in organic version! Thanks to the aloe vera gel, you will get a viscous texture that is good for your hands. Alcohol and essential oil, on the other hand, can kill germs and viruses effectively.
- 10 ml of alcohol at 70 ° C
- 10 ml olive or sweet almond oil
- 50 ml of aloe vera gel
- 15 drops of tea tree essential oil
To prepare this recipe at home, simply combine the alcohol, oils and aloe vera gel in a clean container. Once done, you can then transfer the resulting gel to a pump bottle for easier use.
Disinfectant and deodorant spray with 3 natural ingredients
- 1 cup of alcohol at 70 ° C or higher
- 1 cup of distilled white vinegar
- 50-60 drops of tea tree essential oil
- 1 spray bottle
Pour the alcohol and essential oil into the spray bottle, then shake. Add the distilled white vinegar to it and shake again! With the spray obtained, you can clean the office as well as the house, including your personal belongings.
Note: some surfaces don't like vinegar. This recipe is therefore not very suitable for cleaning a marble or granite worktop or splashback!
How to use the hand disinfectant gel?
For an optimal effect, replace your hand cream with the disinfectant gel. Pour a small amount of cleansing gel in the palm of your hand (it is not to be used on wet hands) and let it penetrate for 30 seconds, without forgetting the interstices. Practical and easy to use, it does not require any rinsing or drying. Note: If you use it too often, it can dry out your hands slightly. Likewise, it is not a substitute for washing with hot water and soap, as it does not fully wash hands.
When to use your homemade hydroalcoholic gel?
Given the circumstances in which we find ourselves, the homemade hydroalcoholic gel is to be used everywhere! After liquid soap, it becomes your best ally during this pandemic period. When getting out of the metro or before eating when you do not have access to a sink with soap, the antibacterial gel cleanser should always be in your pocket or bag.
Note: whether industrial or homemade, hydroalcoholic gels are used to disinfect and not to clean. They can help eliminate viruses and other bacteria that may pass through the skin.