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If you’re stressed about all the hand sanitizer recalls, don’t fret. We’ll show you how to make hand sanitizer yourself.

This easy DIY hand sanitizer can be made simply with ingredients found at most stores — for cheap! If your physical store has run out of the ingredients below, try Amazon.com and stores that offer free and cheap shipping like Target and Rite Aid.

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Materials Needed for Homemade Hand Sanitizer

woman holding bottles of rubbing alcohol and aloe vera gel
  • 91% isoprophyl alcohol
  • aloe vera gel
  • essential oil (optional)
  • a small mixing bowl
  • a spoon
  • a funnel
  • an empty pump bottle or toiletry container


How to Make Hand Sanitizer


1. Stir two parts alcohol with one part aloe vera gel in a small bowl until blended.

woman scooping out aloe vera gel into a bowl for homemade hand sanitizer


2. Add about 10 drops of your favorite essential oil.

woman learning how to make hand sanitizer with essential oils

Some essential oils like tea tree oil have antibacterial properties, so if you have some, use it in your DIY hand sanitizer for extra fighting power!


3. Pour your homemade hand sanitizer into a labeled container.

homemade hand sanitizer in a pump bottle someone is using

For more coronavirus information and tips to fight the spread of germs, visit the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) site.


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How to Make Hand Sanitizer