"Press the foot pedal to dispense hand sanitizer" machine at a Guitar Center in Clearwater, Florida, Jan 2021 (03).jpg

Making DIY hand sanitizer is not overly challenging for the official WHO guide see this.

For hand sanitizer to be effective, it must have at least 60% alcohol content, according to the US CDC.

Wired had two recipes:

  1. Gel recipe: Mix 3 parts isopropyl alcohol to 1 part aloe vera gel.
  2. Spray or wipe recipe: Mix 1 ⅔ cups alcohol with 2 teaspoons of glycerol. Glycerol keeps the alcohol from drying out your hands, but is inactive. Then mix in 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide, then another ¼ cup of distilled or boiled (then cooled) water. (If you're working with a lower-concentration solution of rubbing alcohol, use far less water; remember, at least ⅔ of your final mixture has to be alcohol.) Load the solution into spray bottles. You can wet a paper towel and use it as a wipe.

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Aloe vera gel[edit source]

I suggest we merge this with Ethanol-based hand sanitizer, but that we consider various appropriate options for thickening agents, since aloe vera gel might not be feasible for everyone (I suppose that it isn't for my case in El Salvador). What do you think? --Emilio (talk) 01:00, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

I dont know if we want to merge -- but I did put links back and fourth -- Joshua Pearce (talk) 01:36, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
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