Good hand hygiene is important in any workplace - and now even more than usual. One of most important preventions against coronavirus is frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer. Unfortunately, the latter is selling out in many places due to the high demand these days, but the good news is that you can easily make your own hand sanitizer by following this simple recipe from the World Health Organization (WHO).
WHO's recipe for making hand sanitizer
The three primary ingredients for making your own hand sanitizer are hydrogen peroxide, glycerin and rubbing alcohol, all of which are available at most grocery stores. This recipe from WHO is pretty straightforward. However, be very thorough in your measurements, wash your hands or use gloves. Make the mixture outside if possible or near an open window.
For 1 liter of hand sanitizer:
- 40 ml / 3 tbsp of hydrogen peroxide (can be bought in any pharmacy)
- 15 ml/1 tbsp glycerin/aloe vera gel
- 105 ml demineralized water/boiled cold water
- 840 ml rubbing alcohol (Ethanol 96% or Isopropyl alcohol 99.8%) - (can also be bought at any supermarket or pharmacy).
Mix the first three ingredients together in a bowl, and pour them into your hand sanitizer container. Fill the remaining space with rubbing alcohol up to 1 liter.
Shake well and you're ready to go!