At the end of this post you’ll learn how to make hand sanitizer easily from home.

The best way to prevent the transmission of disease is to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.

But, in instances where soap and water are not at your disposal, hand sanitizer is the second best thing.

Fear of the coronavirus has led people to stock up on hand sanitizer, however, leaving store shelves empty and online retailers with sky-high prices set by those trying to profit on the rush.

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The good news is that you don’t need to dash to the store the next time you run low.

With a few simple ingredients and a few containers to mix them in, you can cobble together your own hand sanitizer easily from home.

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Several websites have published explanations on how to mix up your own formula, so we made a quick simple method for you.

How to make hand sanitizer Easily From Home


  • 2/3 cup of rubbing alcohol (99% isopropyl alcohol)
  • 1/3 cup aloe vera gel

Stir together into a clean soap or pump bottle.

Below is a quick video on how to make hand sanitizer easily from home.

According to The Verge on how to make hand sanitizer easily from home DIY-ers must be aware of these things before making the sanitizer:

  • To be effective, it needs to have a strength of at least 60 percent alcohol.

Since you’re going to have to mix your sanitizer with aloe vera gel in order to stabilize it and protect your hands, most recipes suggest that the mixture contain at least two-thirds 99 percent isopropyl alcohol and one-third gel.

A 91 percent alcohol would work as well.

You can probably ignore the occasional suggestion to use vodka instead of isopropyl alcohol since many vodkas are only 40 percent alcohol.

  • On the other hand, the ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) in distilled beverages, such as vodka, is also effective.

In fact, it’s actually considered more effective against some types of infectious diseases than isopropyl alcohol.

How to make hand sanitizer Easily From Home.

Ingredients for making Hand sanitizer Via Afrokonnect
Ingredients for making Hand sanitizer Via Afrokonnect

In order to get the proper strength, you’d have to find alcohol that is 180 proof or higher.

  • Sanitizer is only effective if you cover your hands thoroughly and then let them dry.

Squirting a few drops into your palms and then wiping your hands isn’t going to help at all.

  • If your hands are heavily soiled or greasy, then, according to the CDC, sanitizer isn’t going to do much

You can still watch the video below for clearer understanding.

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We hope the above by now you know how to make hand sanitizer easily from home.

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