Hand sanitizer sold out? Here's how to make your own.

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The title implied that you were giving us a recipe, not just the recommended alcohol content and a suggestion to add aloe vera gel and essential oils.
 
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Mar 4, 2020
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I thought it was just me. I reread this two times thinking I somehow missed the recipe. What a bunch of con artists. ;)
 
Mar 5, 2020
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High alcohol content ensures that DIY hand sanitizers will effectively reduce coronavirus when soap and water aren't available.

Hand sanitizer sold out? Here's how to make your own. : Read more
Here is the recipe that you all are looking for
Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  • 1 tablespoon filtered water
  • 5 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E
  • Dispenser tube
Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients together and mix.
  2. Transfer ingredients into squeeze bottle.

 
Feb 28, 2020
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One thing though, they are using 91% isopropyl alcohol. the stuff in my stores is 70%, so adjustments have to be made. Now we know why we had to take algebra class in high school
 
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Here is the recipe that you all are looking for
Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  • 1 tablespoon filtered water
  • 5 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E
  • Dispenser tube
Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients together and mix.
  2. Transfer ingredients into squeeze bottle.

Your recipe does not contain alcohol. Alcohol is the element that kills the virus.
 

CFB

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Hmm, seems those "reading is fundamental" classes were a good thing, as I saw several recipes in the article that someone with a functioning brain could use to make their own hand sanitizer.

I also didn't have to employ algebra. A simple fraction or percentage (often learned around the 4th or 5th grade) sufficed. You can get 70% and 90+% alcohol. You want at least 60. So don't add very much aloe vera to the 70 and you can add up to 1/3 of the mixture be aloe vera if using 90%+.

I have small spray bottles. I fill one most of the way with 70% rubbing alcohol, top it with some aloe vera but no more than ~10% of the total volume of the bottle, and add 10-12 drops of tea tree oil. Nice on the skin, as effective as a store bought sanitizer. You may also use a 150+ proof alcohol like bacardi 151 or everclear, but those will be around 75% alcohol. And no, what type of alcohol doesn't matter in the slightest. So the BS about using vodka is exactly that, BS, since 80 or 100 proof vodka straight up would be 40 and 50% alcohol, respectively.
 

Bug

Mar 7, 2020
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I read the same article. It was clear how to make DIY sanitizer. Very simple " recipe ".
 

Bug

Mar 7, 2020
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The title implied that you were giving us a recipe, not just the recommended alcohol content and a suggestion to add aloe vera gel and essential oils.
Hope you're not a real Doc. The article was very straightforward.
 
Mar 7, 2020
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One thing though, they are using 91% isopropyl alcohol. the stuff in my stores is 70%, so adjustments have to be made. Now we know why we had to take algebra class in high school
Don't use isopropyl alcohol, use methyl alcohol.. it's more effective against viruses..

Source
 
Mar 10, 2020
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The title implied that you were giving us a recipe, not just the recommended alcohol content and a suggestion to add aloe vera gel and essential oils.
The recipe was in the article as an inset as well as shown in the video - all you had to do was look
 
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Here is the recipe that you all are looking for
Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  • 1 tablespoon filtered water
  • 5 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E
  • Dispenser tube
Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients together and mix.
  2. Transfer ingredients into squeeze bottle.

That recipe leaves out the alcohol entirely, isn't sanitizer at all
 

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