Aloe-Based Hand Sanitizer

If you're having trouble finding all the necessary ingredients to make hand sanitizer, here is a type that uses aloe gel. I have a huge aloe plant and just scrape out the middles. You can use bottled aloe gel if you have it. Also, if you don't have essential oils, use lemon juice.
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You will need:

3/4 cup isopropyl rubbing alcohol (99 percent)
1/4 cup of aloe vera gel
8-10 drops essential oil (lavender, peppermint, or tea tree are good ones)

1. Mix alcohol and aloe together until smooth. 2. Add drops of essential oil. 3. Use a funnel to pour sanitizer into an empty bottle.

Make sure to shake the bottle before each use. Apply a bit to palm of hands. Rub hands together for 30 to 60 seconds until hands are dry.

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April 2, 20200 found this helpful

You say use at least 60% alcohol but your recipe says 99% Ive been told that anything less than 90% and above wont kill the virus and that higher percentage is nowhere to be found

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April 2, 20200 found this helpful

She doesn't say use 60% alcohol, she says rub your hands together for 60 srconds

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April 3, 20200 found this helpful

60% is the percentage of alcohol to other ingredients. Using 99% alcohol and combining it as described would give you about 66% alcohol content.

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If you can't find the higher percentage alcohol, the sanitizer won't be effective. You can use the 70% rubbing alcohol directly out of the bottle but washing your hands is even better.

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