What’s the recipe for homemade hand sanitizer?

All experts agree that handwashing for 20 seconds with soap and running water (avoiding touching your face) is still the most reliable and effective method for controlling the spread of the virus. However, if you’re not near a sink and have had trouble finding hand sanitizer in the store, these articles and recipes can help you navigate the considerations for effective proportions of disinfectants for use if necessary.

Rachael Ray serves up Dr. Ian’s simple recipe here, but you may want to skip the essential oils for allergy concerns:

Newsweek offers these considerations and reminds us that vodka isn’t for handwashing:

As the new coronavirus COVID-19 spreads throughout the United States—with cases confirmed in 16 states as of Thursday—demand has soared for hand sanitizer, resulting in empty store shelves across major retailers. In response, many are turning to recipes, spread on social media, for homemade variants. But is making your own hand sanitizer a good way to guard against the coronavirus? Both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend hand sanitizer as a single component in a constellation of recommended prevention measures, with a special emphasis on hand washing.


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