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Coronavirus: Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

With Coronavirus spreading like a vicious wildfire all over the world, one of the trendiest internet search terms is “hand sanitizer”.

Everyone’s turning to this bacteria-fighting gel to relieve some coronavirus anxiety, but here’s the problem: stores have sold out!

How do you protect yourself when you can’t get your fingers on hand sanitizer? Make your own! And the ingredients are probably better for your overall health.



In a mixing bowl, stir Isopropyl alcohol and aloe vera gel together until well blended.

Add 8-10 drops of scented essential oil. Stir to incorporate.

Pour the homemade hand sanitizer into an empty container and seal. Write “hand sanitizer” on a piece of masking tape and affix it to the bottle.

The CDC recommends using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content. This recipe makes a sanitizer that slightly exceeds that alcohol content at 60.66%, so follow the proportions exactly. If you want a sanitizer with a higher alcohol percentage, decrease the amount of aloe vera to 1/4 cup.

Of course, hand sanitizer is the second-best way to keep your digits germ-free. The number one way, according to the CDC, is to properly wash your hands.

As this virus spreads, it will become more difficult to find stores with hand sanitizer available to purchase.

The closer you get to self-sufficiency, the better you and your family will be. Black Media Daily is here to provide top tier information and insight to keep you in the know.

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J.D. Smith is a Tech Investor, Author, and Economist. He is the Founder of Visionary Creative International, a Tech-Based Consumer Solutions Company. He is also the Publisher for Black Media Daily, a 24/7 media outlet providing a voice for black content creators and a place to control their image throughout the Diaspora. J.D. is also the co-author of the book 100 Questions Black People Should Ask themselves, and a best-selling author of the book Made By Hustle. As a digital nomad, he promotes the importance of black travel and working from anywhere.