Sanitize sanitize sanitize is a word that is very popular these days. The problem is, how and what do we use to sanitize. It has become a strain on our pockets purchasing sanitizing products.
What if you could create your own sanitizing products right there in your home, wouldn’t that be awesome! In fact, this could save you a lot of cash so why not just invent our own hand sanitizers. This sounds like a brilliant idea so let’s try it!
Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make your own homemade hand sanitizer but there’s a twist coming that’ll shake you up just a little.
HOMEMADE HAND SANITIZER RECIPE
1.You’ll be needing 2/3 cups of rubbing alcohol, 1/3 cup of aloe Vera, 10 drops of lavender essential oil. Combine in a sterilized spray bottle.
2. You’ll be needing a 2-ounce spray bottle, 4 drops of vitamin E oil, 3 tablespoons Witch Hazel preferably with aloe Vera, and Ever- Clear rubbing alcohol.
Add to that 6 drops tea tree essential oil, 4 drops orange essential oil, 5 drops lemon essential oil. Shake well and use to sanitize surfaces and also your hands. Sound perfect right! Will it protect my hands from bacteria? Good question lets take a look.
Why you should not make your own hand sanitizer
The most popular word on everyone’s lip is sanitized, hmm come to think of it, it does make sense. However, do you know how to measure chemicals and the right balance of chemicals used in these homemade sanitizers?
The question we need to ask ourselves is how effective are these homemade hand sanitizers. Have they been tested and tried? Did you know Medical experts strongly vote against these homemade hand sanitizers?
There is no accurate measurement of the ingredients used. More than likely one of the ingredients used will weaken the function of the other making it less effective and that can lead to the transferring of bacteria. If the production area is not sterile that’s another concern. How about the tools used. Are you thinking about the logic here?
The other elements added such as aloe Vera and essential oils can contribute to skin irritations, especially when combined with rubbing alcohol, which is a strong antiseptic all by itself. These combinations can cause serious reactions. The true fact about hand sanitizers is these.
I read about homemade sanitizers containing vodka, which seem okay base on the contents of vodka. However, it still brought us back to the correct concentration. Simply put, how much of each makes up the qualifying measurements of an effective germ killer?
FACTS ABOUT HAND SANITIZERS
Hand sanitizers are to be used preferably after washing your hands because they do not function at 100% and are not guaranteed 100% effectiveness either. However, for emergency reasons, it’s better to use a hand sanitizer than nothing at all.
It would be wise not to touch your face or your phone even after using a homemade hand sanitizer just to be on the safe side. Hand sanitizers are essential in these times but it’s better to purchase one that is proven and tested by our medical experts.
Wash your hands with soap and water if you can and as often as you can to help prevent the spread of viruses and germs or otherwise use a certified hand sanitizer for the safety of you and those around you.
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