With the Covid 19 Corona Virus pandemic slowing spreading throughout the U.S. I thought it would be a good idea to share how to make homemade DIY hand sanitizer gel. With just a few common ingredients you’ll be able to whip up several bottles anytime you need to! We’ve also included a FREE printable recipe card for your home emergency binders and labels for your homemade DIY hand sanitizer gel bottles.
I live about 30 mins north of the largest outbreak of Covid 19 Corona virus in the United States and you CAN’T find any hand sanitizer any where in the state! We’re also running out of basics like toilet paper, bleach products and medicine. Here are some shots I took of the shelves at our local Walmart this morning (3/6/2020)
I just checked Amazon this morning and a two pack of Purrell hand sanitizer (my preferred go to hand sanitizer) is going for $60!!!!! A pack of 8 mini hand sanitizers is going for $70!!!!! I took a screen shot of it below:
Is this price gouging? You betcha! But don’t worry….a little country girl ingenuity is all that’s needed here. I’m going to give you a recipe to make Homemade DIY Hand Sanitizer Gel at home for completely reasonable prices. You’ll be able to make as much as you need for your family. I’m also including a FREE printable recipe card and FREE Printable labels for your bottles.
I think that as this spreads across the U.S. there may be shortages in your areas just like we have here. Print out a copy of this recipe to keep in your home binder or emergency kit. OR better yet, make some at home to keep in your emergency kit.
Please share this with your loved ones on Facebook or email. I have found the lowest prices I can on these items so you can order them without going out to the stores. I found bottles of alcohol for less than a $1 on Walmart.com and you can still get aloe vera gel & vegetable glycerin cheap on Amazon (thankfully).
After you download our recipe and labels be sure to check out another relevant post for these times from my friend Jo over at A Rose Tinted World. She shows you How to Sew Your Own Simple, Protective Face Mask at home.
Note: This recipe is in compliance with 2020 CDC recommendations for making DIY hand sanitizer. This is not meant to be a substitute for washing your hands with hot water and soap. This is meant for use in areas where hand washing is not immediately or readily available. Use this while you’re out and about town without access to soap and water but please wash your hands with soap and hot water as soon as you can (soap and water is still the most effective defense against Covid 19 Corona Virus according to the CDC).
Homemade DIY Hand Sanitizer Gel Recipe Ingredients
4 teaspoons Aloe Vera Gel
4 teaspoons Vegetable Glycerin
Mix Isopropyl Alcohol, Aloe Vera Gel and Vegetable Glycerin in a bowl until thoroughly combined. If you want to improve the smell and enjoy the benefits of essential oils you can plop 8-10 drops of Lavender (or Your Choice of Essential Oil) and stir it in (but this is completely optional).
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