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With the breaking of pandemic situations, stands a great concern of safety and life security. For that reason, doctors have advised to take proper care of health and hygiene. The hand sanitizers are getting to be an integral part of every ones living now days. But how far are these hand sanitizers safe to use. The fear of pandemic might have never made us think about the matter. So let’s stop a moment and stand thinking about it. Even though people take water and soap as an alternative to hand sanitizer, still how long can they carry that to their work place. So to make it more and more convenient, we can have our own home made hand sanitizers in our purse and pockets.
As per reports by food and drug administration (FDA) has announced that methanol is toxic alcohol and can bear adverse effects. These can be as serious with disorders like nausea, vomiting or headache. So when a significant amount of it is used on the skin. There arise more and more serious effects like blindness, seizures and even damage to the nervous system. This can occur if the methanol is ingested. So it’s sometimes preferred to check out if your hand sanitizer contains methanol or not.
How to make home based hand sanitizers:-
To overcome the risk factor of getting any kind of issues from hand sanitizers, there is a good way to make out the solution with developing your own home made hand sanitizers. For this, there will be need of some simple and few ingredients to make your life easy and safe with using your own hand sanitizer.
The basic materials are iso propyl or rubbing alcohol and aloe vera gel, essential oil like tea tree oil or lavender oil. Even some can also use instant lemon juice for a better and aromatic hand sanitizer.
To make an effective and germ busting hand sanitizer is to stick to a proportion of 2:1 proportion of alcohol to aloe vera. Then keep the alcohol content around 60 %. This must remain as a minimum amount which is needed to kill most of the germs.
Formula to make your own hand sanitizer:-
With reference to various scientific sources, the making of hand sanitizer combines with the formula;-
- 2 parts of isopropyl alcohol or ethanol
- 1 part of aloe vera gel
- Few drops of cloves, eucalyptus, peppermint or any kind of other essential oil.
For a homemade hand sanitizer, try to add on to these tips:-
- Before making hand sanitizers, take a clean space or bottle. Wipe down the counter tops with some diluted bleach solution before moving ahead.
- Next wash up your hands thoroughly before making the process.
- Use clean spoon and whisk. Wash the items thoroughly before using them.
- Make sure that the alcohol base used for the process is not diluted.
- Mix all the ingredients thoroughly until they are well blended.
- Don’t try to touch the mixture with your hand until they are ready for use.
There can be various combinations used for natural aroma with some dried sticks of cinnamon, pepper, aloe vera, turmeric, mint and basil leaves and many more. These are safe for hands as well as are chemical free to cause any kind of harm to our body.