Make your own hand sanitizer

Learn how to make your own homemade hand sanitizer!

Authorities recommend to use hand sanitizer to protect yourself against the spread of Coronavirus. However, in many places shortages have been reported.

Don’t worry, we have a solution that is zero waste, homemade, and 100% efficient!

Just mix 2/3 cup of rubbing alcohol (at least 90%, 99% is best) with 1/3 cup of Aloe Vera gel, and add a few drops of essential oil (the overall mix needs to be at least 60% alcohol to be effective). Then, just refill an old dispenser, bottle, or jar. That’s it 😉

Just rub it in your hands to protect yourself against the virus, and maintain a good hygiene at all times.

By the way, another very simple action is to simply wash your hands with soap frequently. It is also very efficient.🧼

How to extract Aloe Vera gel from your plant?

You can buy Aloe Vera gel, but it is cheaper, more natural and zero waste to just extract it from your plant.

Just cut a leaf of you Aloe Vera plant and soak it overnight in a bowl of water. The water will turn red. It shows that aloin and iodin are extracted, which could be irritating for the skin.

The next day, peel the skin and remove the pulp our from the leaf.

Use a blender and mix the pulp. That’s it! You have Aloe Gel gel 😉

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