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Are you interested in making DIY hand sanitizer for your workplace?
In today’s day and age, it’s safe to say that hand sanitizer has never been more in demand. After all, sanitizing your hands is one of the most simple and effective ways to protect yourself from getting sick.
Whether you’re hosting an open house or showing properties, having DIY hand sanitizer on-hand is a simple way to ensure that you’re protecting yourself.
Fortunately, making DIY hand sanitizer doesn’t have to be so complicated nor expensive. To help, we’re sharing our guide on how to make DIY hand sanitizer with three key sanitizing gel ingredients.
Let’s get started!
1. Isopropyl Alcohol
First things first, let’s start with the isopropyl alcohol. This is the key ingredient in most hand sanitizers that are sold commercially.
When selecting your isopropyl alcohol, it’s important to note that alcohol-based hand sanitizers should contain at least 60% alcohol in order to be effective. For this hand sanitizer, we will be using 70% isopropyl alcohol at a 61% strength.
Once you have selected your isopropyl alcohol, pour 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon of the isopropyl alcohol into a spray bottle.
2. Distilled Water
From here, you can pour 1 tablespoon of distilled water into your spray bottle containing the isopropyl alcohol.
In addition to water, you can also opt to add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. While this may not increase the effectiveness of the hand sanitizer, it will provide for a more pleasant aroma.
To finish, it’s time to achieve the right thickness and viscosity of your hand sanitizer.
This is where Carbomer 940 comes into play. This is a white power that is used in a variety of products from hand creams and lotions to hand sanitizers.
Not only will Carbomer 940 give your hand sanitizer that gel-like consistency, but it will also increase the overall volume of your sanitizer. This will prevent your sanitizer from running too thin and dripping.
Combine 1/4 teaspoon of Carbomer 940 power with 1 tablespoon of water and stir vigorously. Once the product begins to gel, you can add it to the above mixture. The mixture should begin to thicken over time.
4. Time for Packaging
Now that you’ve combined all of your ingredients, it’s time to package your DIY hand sanitizer.
For this, you can pour your sanitizer into travel-sized spray or pour bottles. Before each use, be sure to shake the bottle to properly combine your ingredients.
DIY Hand Sanitizer
Of course, nothing beats routine handwashing when it comes to fending off viruses. As per health professionals, we should be washing our hands multiple times per day and for at least twenty seconds per wash.
But, if you want to take it one step further, why not equip yourself with DIY hand sanitizer? With just how quickly hand sanitizer has been flying off the shelves, DIY sanitizer recipes have become increasingly popular.
With a few hand sanitizer ingredients, you can be well on your way to making your workplace a safe space. Go on, it’s time to take matters into your own hands!
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