Simple way to make hand sanitizer at home

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With coronavirus hitting most countries and forcing some cities on lock-down, supermarkets and pharmacies are running out of stocks as shoppers continue to buy in products in bulk.

There has  been a huge demand for hand sanitizers after health authorities indicated that washing your hands was the best way to prevent the spread of coronavirus with some stores in Sydney running out of sanitizers.

The question is how prepared are you in case they completely run out of stock in the house and there is a lock-down? Here is a simple way of making hand sanitizers at the comfort of your home.

You only need two ingredients which are, rubbing alcohol (99% isopropyl alcohol) and aloe vera gel and they can be found either in super-markets or chemists.

Step 1: Mix two thirds of a cup of rubbing alcohol (99% isopropyl alcohol) and one third of a cup of aloe vera gel in a bowl.

Step 2: Stir the mixture then decant it into a clean soap or pump bottle.

Step 3: You may add a few drops of tea tree oil which has antibacterial properties to make it smell nicer.

Ensure that you stick to the 2:1 proportion to keep the alcohol content around 60% and you may also use gloves while mixing in order to keep pure alcohol from your skin.

As the virus continues to spread, most shoppers have started to panic leading them to buy supplies including hand sanitizers and toilet paper in bulk. This has made companies like Woolworth forced to limit purchases of hand sanitizer to two packs per customer.

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