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Cheap and simple DIY hand sanitizer spray to protect yourself from Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Homemade DIY Hand Sanitizer spray from World Health Organization.
Due to Coronavirus outbreak, hand sanitizers are in short supply or not available in stores. You can make yours with these simple steps and with items you might already have at home.
DIY Hand Sanitizer
Do-it-yourself hand sanitizer formula from World Health Organization (WHO).
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, hand sanitizers are in short supply or not available.
You can easily make your own using materials available in most homes and at your local store like Walmart, Dollar Tree, CVS and many more.
Items you need are alcohol
Sterile distilled or boiled cold water
Mixing jar or bowl
Spoon or something for whisking Small container, such as a 3 oz. travel bottle.
The formula is recommended by the patient safety pamphlet "Guide to Local Production: WHO-recommended Handrub Formulations" at https://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/Guide_t... When you can, use ordinary soap and water to clean your hands.
You only need to use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available. https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-...
To make one-third quart of hand sanitizer:
In metric units, to make 320 ml:
265 ml isopropyl alcohol 91% (see below for 99% or 70% alcohol)
15 ml hydrogen peroxide 3%
5 ml glycerin o Water to make a total of 320 ml
How to Make Hand Sanitizer
1. Put on glasses or goggles to protect your eyes.
2. Combine the first three ingredients in a container.
3. Add Sterile distilled water or boiled cold water to reach a total of 1 and 1/3 cups (320 ml).
4. Mix thoroughly by stirring or shaking.
5. Pour the mixture into dispensing bottles.
6. Label each bottle "Hand Sanitizer 75% alcohol"
Warning: Alcohol is a fuel. For fire safety information, see the WHO pamphlet: https://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/Guide_t...
The target strength for the final hand sanitizer is 75% alcohol.
For 99% alcohol, start with 1 cup (240 ml)
For 91% alcohol, start with 1 cup plus 4 teaspoons (265 ml)
For 70% alcohol, start with 1 and 1/4 cups (300 ml) Spoon or something for whisking Small container, such as a 3 oz. travel bottle.