We are used to seeing hand sanitizing gel when we go to an appointment or to a hospital. We remember that this product exists when we hear about a flu outbreak during the cold weather, but soon it seems that we have forgotten its importance, until something much more serious, as it is happening with the pandemic of the new coronavirus.
During this trying time of Coronavirus World Health Organization (WHO) recommended frequent washing of hand under running water, but this recommendation is not a substitute for killing germs.
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It is perfect to use Hand-sanitizer because, the soap and water lessen the germs (NOT KILLING IT) from the skin and then wash the rest down the drain. The Whose recommendation is a way to keep your hands clean while Hand-sanitizer takes care of the germs.
Flowing from the above, the demand for Hand-sanitizer is so great that we cannot always get this product. “SO, HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT IT?”
The solution may be to create your own hand sanitizing gel, and one of the best options is to create it from the Aloe Vera plant gel.
WHY ALOE VERA?
The use of Aloe Vera gel by the pharmaceutical industry has long been known. From topical articles – ointments, and gels – to toothpaste, several products take advantage of this plant with scientifically studied therapeutic properties.
Create a disinfectant with a gel of the Aloe Vera plant is to be able to combine the power to destroy microorganisms with a strong ally in cleaning, hydrating, and nourishing the skin.
Rich in vitamins A, B, C, D and E, zinc, magnesium, potassium, and salicylic acid, Aloe Vera has the great advantage of reducing the damage, dryness, and irritation of the skin of the hands, especially with very frequent washes.
HOW TO MAKE HAND SANITIZING GEL?
By the benefits of Aloe Vera as mentioned above, there is no gainsays that Aloe Vera Get fulfilled the criteria of disinfectant get recommended by the World Health Organization as set out below:
* Use a solution with a minimum alcohol content of 60%, as this will destroy the protective protein of some viruses, including the coronavirus.
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* Use the gel correctly. Your hands must not be dirty or oily, and you must cover the entire surface, making the same movements that you would do in a correct hand washing.
* At the end, let it air dry without shaking your hands. You cannot use wipes or towels, as the degree of effect increases over the time that the gel is being applied.
* If you follow the recipe and the rules, as well as washing your hands frequently with soap, you are watching over your health and that of those around you…
# Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA)
# Aloe Vera gel
Spoon, Funnel, Dosing Container, Pen and Label
In a bowl, mix two parts of alcohol to one part of Aloe Vera gel (2:1)
Stir very well. Use a funnel to pass the disinfectant gel (Hand sanitizer) into the packaging i.e. bottle or plastic c0ntainer. Label it as a brand.
Option: you can add 5 to 10 drops of essence to disguise the smell of alcohol and to distinguish your product from others.
It’s ready to use!
NB: The 2:1 ratio in this context means the determinant for measurement. If you are using a cup for measurement, you will measure 2 cups of Isopropyl Alcohol into 1 same cup of Aloe Vera Gel. You can choose to use bigger measuring containers if you want to produce in large quantities.
This is an advantage to make cool cash, especially in this time of global economic downturn; as the demand for Hand Sanitizer is high the cost of production is considerable. The difference will make you smile to the bank if properly packaged!