Whenever possible, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends using soap and water to remove and avoid spreading germs. Regular handwashing with storebought antibacterial soap is the best way to remove germs and prevent the spreading of COVID-19.
During these unprecedented times, soap and sanitisation supplies are becoming increasingly hard to come by. As a backup plan, hand sanitiser can be created at home using a combination of isopropyl alcohol and aloe vera gel.
Homemade or storebought, in order to be effective, hand sanitiser must contain a minimum of 60 per cent alcohol to be effective. The safety of buying storebought is that these products go through rigorous testing, meaning their numbers are accurate. When you make sanitiser at home, it's important to get your ratios right!
Simply combine three parts isopropyl alcohol to one part aloe vera gel. To add a nicer smell to your sanitiser add a few drops of your favourite essential oil.
(Remember - Your first choice for fighting COVID-19 should always be washing your hands with soap and water. Hand sanitiser should always be a backup plan.)
Stay safe & stay home!
- xx Le Beauty