How to make your own hand sanitiser at home

This handy little article will be your best friend when hand sanitisers at the shops run out or if you prefer to be savvy and make your own at home with the ingredients already lying around your house.

Hand hygiene is one of the most important hygiene practices, particularly during the outbreak of Coronavirus.

Many healthcare practitioners recommend cleaning their hands in a specific way to avoid getting sick and spreading germs.

Sometimes washing your hands with soap and water just isn’t accessible, let alone practical.

This article will show you a few methods for creating your very own home-made hand sanitisers with common ingredients such as alcohol, essential oils, allow vera and many common household products and items.



What you’ll need:

Rubbing alcohol= 70% isopropyl ABV (Alcohol by volume)

Vodka= 40% ABV

Both are effective killing bacteria dead in its track but do not prevent the growth of bacteria. It is not necessary to use large amounts of rubbing alcohol in your hand sanitizers to the same ABV.


  • Find a small bottle and fill  ¼ of the bottle with rubbing alcohol
  • You may add a few drops of essential oil of your choice, tea tree, and lavender oil work very well in this recipe.
  • Fill the remainder of the bottle with distilled water
  • Shake until everything is mixed.



Much like the vodka recipes, you may add aloe vera gel instead of distilled water if you prefer gel application over sprays.

You may add a few drops of vitamin E, to add additional protection and nourishment to the skin. 

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