If you’re having trouble finding hand sanitizer and anti-viral cleaning supplies here are some solutions using common ingredients you probably already have in your home. Alchohol, Hydrogen Peroxide are still hard to find however if you have them you are well on your way to making your own Sanitizers!

From an article in Wired here are several recipes for you to try.

The Quick (Gel) Recipe

Mix 3 parts isopropyl alcohol to 1 part aloe vera gel. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to give it a pleasant scent .

The Better (Spray) Recipe

  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Glycerol or glycerin -you can purchase HERE
  • Hydrogen peroxide 
  • Distilled water (also here)
  • Spray bottle

The aloe mixture gets the job done, but aloe also leaves your skin annoyingly sticky. So, here’s a recipe that’s less sticky and more potent.

Mix 12 fluid ounces of alcohol with 2 teaspoons of glycerol. You can buy jugs of glycerol online, and it’s an important ingredient because it keeps the alcohol from drying out your hands. If you can’t find glycerol, proceed with the rest of the recipe anyway and just remember to moisturize your hands after applying the sanitizer.

Mix in 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide, then 3 fluid ounces of distilled or boiled (then cooled) water. (If you’re working with a lower-concentration solution of rubbing alcohol, use far less water; remember, at least ¾ of your final mixture has to be alcohol.)

Load the solution into spray bottles—this isn’t a gel, it’s a spray. You can wet a paper towel with it as well and use that as a wipe.

If you must, you can add in a splash of essential oil to your concoction to make it smell nice. Lavender smells really nice and we already mentioned Tea Tree Oil

Now if you’re really into all this stuff and would like more information and some details. The WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION has what you may want to read. You can find that HERE

I do hope and pray that you stay healthy and keep safe. We should be out of this and on with our lives in the not too distant future. Meanwhile, keeping busy with your sewing and machine embroidery projects can help you keep your sanity. Think about all those Christmas projects you could get started on and then enjoy the Holiday season relaxed knowing you got it all done! We have many, many In The Hoop Machine Embroidery projects at our online shop Embroidery by EdytheAnne. Christmas Stockings, Home Decor, Gift items, close to 300 different Mug Mat designs (most fitting in a 5×7 hoop) And much more! Stop in and Check Us Out!