I have read articles on how people from various country are complaining about how they don’t have access to Hand Sanitizer because it is expensive, or because supermarket are being closed down.
Then I thought of it this way, do people actually know they can make sanitizer at home? – You can have your home made sanitizer at a lower price or almost at no cost at all.
Here is how –
The Vinegar Solution:
Vinegar is very acidic; most virus and bacterial can not survive acidic environment and this justify the reason it was stated that you should drink water immediately you feel you throat is dried and you suspect you might have contacted the virus; this is because the stomach is acidic and most bacterial and virus except pylori bacterial can’t survive in the stomach.
So get a bottle of Vinegar which mostly go for N100 in most supermarket, get some hand sanitizer bottle or ‘something comfortable’, plus you can add liquid soap in order to turn it into antiseptic hand wash.
This is very cheap and I’m sure you can get it. In fact, you can decide to use only vinegar as your sanitizer, just ensure the Vinegar is made from consumable source to avoid any gastrointestinal issues should in case you mistakenly consume it.
The Lemon Solution/Lime Solution.
If you are someone like me who love the fresh fragrance of citrus family; you might then want to go for the lemon solution, but then if you have problem with your hand becoming sticky you might just go for lime.
Get some lime/lemon, cut and squeeze into a sanitizer bottle, apply little on your hand and rub at every part you find it suitable; plus you can add little detergent or liquid soap to make it antiseptic hand wash.
People with highly sensitive skin can add a cap of essential oil to the lime/lemon hand sanitizer. And there too you.
Also, I know some people ain’t in area they can get all of the above mentioned solution but if you have access to ethanol, it will do the same thing as Vinegar, though you need to be very careful; avoid inhaling anything you use.
Meanwhile, below is another way to make hand sanitizer, this can be done industrially.
This is the World Health Organization’s standard recipe so you can do it if you can’t buy or find –
1. Get a 1.5L empty clean water bottle
2. Get 31.2mls of Hydrogen Peroxide and pour it into the bottle.
3. Add 22mls of the Glycerin in Rose Water into it.
4. Add 1.25L of the Methylated Spirit into it.
5. Finally, make the volume to the 1.5L mark of the bottle (i.e 203ml of the water)
5. Shake very well and label it as Hand Sanitizer and then you can dispense.
Now, you have your Hand-rub or Sanitizer to use.
Thanks and I hope it helps.