How to make your own hand sanitizer

The Coronavirus pandemic is spreading throughout the world like wildfire. Within a few months, the disease has invaded almost all the countries in the world, including the United States. The main medium of infection is touch. Though coronavirus is a respiratory ailment it is spread by human contact. According to the World Health Organization, coronavirus spreads through the small droplets exhaled by an infected individual when they cough, sneeze or exhale. The droplets land on surfaces that are then touched by healthy individuals. The droplets then enter the body when the healthy person touches the exposed hand on their face, eyes, mouth, or nose.

One of the most potent ways of protecting yourself and the people around you from the COVID-19 infection is to maintain complete hygiene of the hands, by disinfecting and sanitizing them at regular intervals, especially when you visit a public place or a place that is used by several people. The sudden outbreak of the novel coronavirus has led to an upsurge in the demand for masks, disinfectants, and sanitizers.

Making a DIY Sanitizer

What do you do when the local stores and the online stores run out of stock for sanitizers? It’s simple; we help you make one yourself. Here is how you can make your DIY sanitizer for less than $40 for your entire family.


• Isopropyl alcohol

• Aloe Vera gel or glycerin

• Essential Oils

• Dispenser


1. Take a large mixing bowl. Measure 1/3 cup of Aloe Vera gel or glycerin and add it to the mixing bowl. 

2. Measure 2/3 cup of isopropyl rubbing alcohol and add it to the bowl.
3. Add a few drops of essential oil to add fragrance to the sanitizer. (Make sure you aren’t allergic to its ingredients)
4. Take a whisk and whisk the two ingredients gently so that they combine or incorporate it into one mixture.
5. Take a funnel and add this mixture to the dispenser of your choice.
6. The sanitizer is now ready to use. Take a few drops on your palm and rub till your hands are dry.