If your local store has run out of hand sanitizer, 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

  • 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.

 

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

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!

 

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

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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