Homemade Hand Sanitizer

Introduction: Homemade Hand Sanitizer

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This is a simple instructable about how to make Hand sanitizer midst the coronavirus time. Since it is scarce, I decided to make my own tutorial. Hope you enjoy!


2/3 cup of 91% Isopropyl Alcohol

1/3 cups of aloe gel

A funnel

Melaleuca oil or other essential oils

Mixing bowl and spoon

2 Squeeze bottles

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Step 1: Mixing the Materials

Step 1: pour the rubbing alchol into the Mixing bowl through the funnel.

Step 2: pour the Aloe gel into the bowl with the alcholol

Step 3: Add 5-10 drops of the essential oil of your choice.

Step 2: Mixing the Sanitizer

Next we need to mix all the ingredients together.

Step 1: take your spoon and stir for about 1-2 minutes until it reaches the thickness desired.

Step 2: let sit for 8-10 minutes.

Step 3: Pouring Into Bottles

After you've let it sit, follow these steps

Step 1: unscrew the lid from your bottle and insert the funnel

Step 2: Pour the ingredients into the bottle

Step 3: You're done!

Step 4: Enjoy!

You are done! If you enjoyed this instructable please leave a comment! Thanks

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    7 Discussions


    2 days ago

    This is a great idea but the resulting product does not meet the CDC recommendations for a virucide which is 60% alcohol.

    To make 8 oz of hand sanitizer that has a 60% alcohol solution using 91% Isopropyl Alcohol you would need to use 2/3 cup alcohol and 1/3 cup aloe vera.

    Here's the math -
    2/3 cup (5.333 oz) of 91% Isopropyl Alcohol provides 4.85 oz of alcohol (the rest is water)
    5.333 * 91% = 4.85
    1/3 cup (2.667 oz) of aloe to make 1 cup (8 oz)
    Dividing the alcohol 4.85 oz by 8 oz = 60.6%


    Reply 1 day ago

    That is what it says...

    Tinker Man Mick
    Tinker Man Mick

    15 days ago

    That's a great idea, i just use isopropyl alcohol like this without the aloe vera, but the aloe would stop your hands drying out which is a great idea.


    Reply 14 days ago

    Thanks for this comment! Watched your video and gave it a thumbs up. Great Ideas!


    Question 20 days ago on Introduction

    Math is NOT my forte - but hand sanitizer has to be 60% alcohol to be effective in killing viruses (https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/show-me-the-science-hand-sanitizer.html) and I think this recipe ends up with less than that? And therefore isn't going to be as effective as something with 2/3 cup rubbing alcohol and 1/3 cup aloe vera - this end product is watery and harder to use - but will actually kill corona virus.


    Answer 18 days ago

    Thanks for the heads up! I accidently got the amount switched. Edited now.