How to Make Hand Sanitizer at home with Aloe vera Plant?

When we have to prevent the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19, everyone is recommending using sanitizer but nothing can beat old-fashioned hand washing. 

Unfortunately, there is only one way to know if someone has COVID-19 or not, which is to test them because the symptoms of COVID-19 can be very similar to cold or flu: cough, fever, muscle pain.

It is essential to know that not all people with coronavirus infections show symptoms. You can deal with the virus and spread it to other people before they develop symptoms. It is also possible that their symptoms are so mild that they do not know the virus.

Handwash vs Sanitizer

  • Sanitizer can kill the viruses but hand wash can clean the hands fully.
  • Hand wash only removes the germs but sanitizer can kill them.
  • Sanitizer is incomplete germs eliminator than Hand wash
  • Hand Sanitizer is portable but hand wash or soap don’t.

During the COVID-19 days, during the season of flu, and throughout the whole year, people should practice proper hand hygiene so as not to get sick. Due to the rapid spread of the new corona-virus, most retailers are unable to meet the demand for hand sanitizers. In this article you’ll find how to make your own sanitizer at home with the help of aloe vera gel and lavender essential oil with some other ingredients.

Benefits of Hand-Sanitizer

  • Hand sanitizers are convenient, portable, easy to use, and time-consuming.
  • Several studies have shown that the risk of spreading gastrointestinal and respiratory infections is reduced in families with hand disinfectants.
  • Commercial hand disinfectants contain ingredients that prevent dry skin. Using these products can reduce dryness and skin irritation without washing your hands.

Hand sanitizer is not as effective as hand washing but can be an alternative in some cases.

The FDA does not recommend people to prepare Sanitizer at home. They only allowed pharmacies with access to work areas, equipment and suitable components to manufacture hand Sanitizer in existing public health emergencies.

Use homemade hand sanitizer only in extreme cases when hand washing is unavailable for the foreseeable future.

Do not use homemade hand Sanitizer on children’s skin as they may be misused more often, leading to an increased risk of injury.

How to make hand-sanitizer?

  • 3/4 cup isopropyl alcohol or rubbing (99 percent)
  • 1/4 cup aloe vera gel
  • You can use ten drops of essential oil such as lavender oil or lemon juice.


  • Pour all the ingredients into a bowl, ideally in tap like a glass measuring cup.
  • Mix with a spoon and then whisk with a whisk to convert the disinfectant to gel.
  • Pour the ingredients into an empty bottle for easy use and label them as “hand sanitizers”.

The hand disinfectant formula combines:

  1. two servings of isopropyl alcohol
  2. Part of the aloe vera
  3. Few drops of cloves, eucalyptus, peppermint or other essential oils.

If you are preparing a hand sanitizer at home:

  • Prepare the hand disinfectant in a clean place. Clean the racks with a pre-diluted bleach
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before preparing the hand disinfectant.
  • Use a clean spoon to mix and whisk. Wash these parts thoroughly before use.
  • Make sure that the alcohol used for the hand disinfectant is not diluted.
  • Mix all the ingredients well until they are well mixed.
  • Do not touch the mixture by hand until it is ready for use.

Inappropriate content or pricing may result in:

  • ineffective, which means that disinfectant may not effectively eliminate the risk of exposure to some or all of microbes.
  • Skin irritation, injury, or burns
  • Exposure to dangerous chemicals by inhalation

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