In the face of the Coronavirus, Americans are freaking out and irrationally stockpiling all the hand sanitizer they can get their grubby hands on from shops around the country. In response, people are freaking out on social media about not being able to buy any hand sanitizer. But worry not, Bungalowers, you can make it yourself with things you probably already have in your house.
While handwashing is still the best way to keep yourself safe, sometimes you don’t have access to a sink or a restroom so a quick spritz of some sanitizer can help hold you over until you can find one. All you’ll need is:
- Rubbing alcohol or ethanol
- Aloe vera gel
Add 2/3 of a cup of alcohol/ethanol to 1/3 of a cup of aloe vera gel, shake it up, and call it a day. Some people add essential oils because they love Gwynneth Paltrow and it’ll make your potion smell better. Some people even add
glitter, but you do you.
EDIT: Some readers are mad at us for saying “glitter” because it’s not that great for the environment – it takes 1,000 years to completely break down – so here is an eco-conscious glitter alternatives BioGlitter.
Hand sanitizer needs to be at least 60 percent alcohol to kill most viruses. Just cover your hands and rub it around for about 30-seconds.
The added benefit of making this at home is that you can cut back on single-use plastic and smaller containers and put your fancy sanitizer in an equally as fancy jar or something. We’d suggest one of these special dispenser lids that you can purchase online and use with any of those old mason jars in your cupboard you can’t bear to get rid of.
Now tune in next time and we’ll tell you how to get by without any toilet paper.