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Prepper Tip: Making Hand Sanitizer

Since the start of the Coronavirse pandemic outbreak, life has not been the same. We have all heard about the somewhat silly hoarding and raiding of stores for toilet paper. The next thing to go is hand sanitizer.

Hand sanitizer is a liquid or gel generally used to decrease infectious agents on the hands. Formulations of the alcohol-based type are preferable to handwashing with soap and water in most situations in the healthcare setting. It is generally more effective at killing microorganisms and better tolerated than soap and water. Hand washing should still be carried out if contamination can be seen or following the use of the toilet.

The CDC recommends washing hands with soap and water whenever possible because handwashing reduces the amounts of all types of germs and chemicals on hands. But if soap and water are not available, using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. The guidance for effective handwashing and the use of hand sanitizer in community settings was developed based on data from a number of studies.

Personal hygiene and sanitation are paramount to preventing infection and the spread of Coronavirus. With hand sanitizer flying off the shelves at this time of need, it’s making it harder and harder for people to find at the local stores. Purell is one of the largest manufacturers of hand sanitizer, and price gouging has been seen for as much as $149 a bottle. Coronavirus price hikes are making everyone mad. What is one to do? Well, make it yourself.

Hand sanitizer is one of the easy things you can make it home. It only requires only two ingredients, some preparation tools, and dispensing bottles:

  1. 91% to 99% Isopropyl Alcohol (rubbing alcohol) found at your hypermarket or local drug store – 91% is fine.
  2. Aloe Vera Gel – found at your local drug stores, Walmart has it also.
  3. Mixing bowl and whisk.
  4. Travel-size spray or pump bottles – one could reuse existing sterilized plastic or you can get them on Amazon.

Once you have all the materials, use the following recipe to make your hand sanitizer:

  1. Place into the mixing bowl 2/3 cup of rubbing alcohol.
  2. Place into the mixing bowl 1/3 cup of Aloe Vera Gel.
  3. Stir or whisk to blend about 2 minutes make sure it’s all blended well.
  4. Put the now blended liquid in the traveling size bottles – perhaps a funnel could be used, but afterward, screw on the tops firmly.

And there you have it – you’ve just made hand sanitizer. They should keep for about 1 year. To use the hand sanitizer you just spray 1 or 2 squirts in one hand. Then rub your hands together to get it all over keep rubbing until it’s absorbed into the skin.

Preppers is a movement of individuals or groups who actively prepare for emergencies, including possible disruptions in the social or political order, on scales from local to international. The Coronavirus pandemic is obviously one such case. For over 30 years, I (DJZman) have been a Prepper. Often scoffed at, but now it is becoming a necessity for everyone to consider.

By definition, conservatives are independent and self-reliant – depending on not only themselves but their friends and family – not always dependent on government. But being a Prepper does not equate to selfishness. On a voluntary basis, you will find the Prepper community always helpful toward honest and law-abiding folks. For this reason, the Right Wire Report over the coming weeks will do articles from time to time, in this time of need, to help the larger community at large.

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One Comment

  1. Thanks, DISMAN & the Right Wire Report for a welcome, well timed article. I knew ingredients, but not portions..
    Being a “Prepette” I’ve never mocked efforts to simply take responsibility for my own household….though I admit I never in my wildest had this ‘killer virus’ in mind. I’m in tornado country and subject to range fires. We have go bags & plans as well as shelter in place….Haven’t needed to go shopping in a month and set for a couple or 3 weeks more…not even for TP….

    We’ve share some basics with neighbors, but don’t broadcast our pantry or medical supplies but can/will make available if need occurs.

    “Storm Season” is starting so pray people in those zones will take care…a little planning goes a long way.

    Looking forward to your next blurb and checking out your website.

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