Wednesday, March 18, 2020

How to make hand sanitizer at home and does it really works?

Nowadays when corona virus is spreading all over the world everybody knows that we should maintain cleanliness everywhere along with our own body. Since this is an infectious disease we have to avoid physical contact with others so everyone is running to buy hand sanitizer to clean their hands on the go. I also went to buy a few for me and my family but there is no stock of hand sanitizer in any medical shop or general shop. I was disappointed with this then one of the shopkeepers gave me the idea of making hand sanitizer at home with the help of aftershave. I was happy to know this and curious at the same time for making one for me. I searched online for a hand sanitizer recipe and picked up one for me. Let’s see the procedure. Also know the experience with it and does it really works?

Hand sanitizer making at home

After a lot of research on google, I found that hand sanitizer must contain at least 60% alcohol and aftershave contain only a few percentages of alcohol which does not meet the requirement for hand sanitizer. So I went with the option of isopropyl alcohol with more than 70% USP.

Ingredients you need:

  • Isopropyl alcohol (>70% USP)

    Isopropyl alcohol, also known as rubbing alcohol, is a disinfectant.

  • Aloe Vera gel (which is half of the Isopropyl alcohol in quantity.

    Aloe vera gel, acting as a base here, has anti-bacterial properties and it gives moisturization to the skin.

  • Essential oil (optional) - few drops for fragrance

For making 3 parts of the hand sanitizers, proportion should be 2/3 part is Isopropyl alcohol and the rest 1/3 is aloe vera gel.

All the ingredients are easily available in the market and they are not very expensive also. You will end up making hand sanitizers at a much lower cost than the higher-priced sanitizers available in the market.

make hand sanitizer at home

Procedure to make hand sanitizer:

Take Isopropyl alcohol in a bowl or container. Add aloe vera gel and mix it properly. Aloe vera gel should be mixed in the rubbing alcohol completely and it should not remain isolated. Hand sanitizer is ready and you may pour it in any bottle to carry with you.

You may also add a few drops of tea tree oil or any essential oil for additional benefits of fragrance and moisturization. This is optional and totally depends on your interest.


I am not sure up to what extent these homemade hand sanitizers reduce the germs and bacteria on our hands. The texture and feel of this sanitizer are mostly close to the packed one but I cannot assure you for the reduction of bacteria and germs really. Washing your hands with soap and water is the best method to clean as compared to using hand sanitizer so if you are capable and comfortable to use soap and water then please use this technique only.

Disclaimer: This post is only for information purpose and this is created after various researches on the internet and we don’t assure the required result.