Washing your hands with soap and water for 20 secs  ,not touching your face repeatedly , covering your mouth while sneezing or coughing, are the best ways to protect yourself , but a sanitizer helps when you don’t have water and soap handy especially when you are out of your house .

However there is a shortage of alcohol based hand sanitizer in the market now so we have collated some information and A  video on how to make the same at home .

We request you to be cautious while preparing this and make it only if it absolutely essential  as washing hands with soap and water is the best option. Click here for more information

Ingredients ( Source thoughtco.com and wikihow)

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  • 2/3 cup 99% rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) or ethanol
  • 1/3 cup aloe vera gel
  • 8-10 drops essential oil (such as lavender, vanilla, peppermint, grapefruit)–OPTIONAL
  • Bowl and spoon
  • Funnel
  • Recycled liquid soap or a hand sanitizer bottle

Mix  all the ingredients together and then use the funnel to pour them into the bottle.

How to use 

The active ingredient in this hand sanitizer recipe is the alcohol, which needs to comprise at least 60% of the product in order to be an effective disinfectant.

Please note : Since this has 60% alcohol it is inflammable , so please be cautious and keep out of reach of children