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Make Hand Gel

0_Male-Hands-Dispensing-Hand-Sanitiser.jpgAs Covid 19 grips the nation, we have all been told about the importance of washing our hands for 20 seconds or while singing Happy Birthday a couple of times.

Whilst hand washing is the best defence against the virus, if you are out and about, a lot of the time it's just not practical. That is where hand gel sanitiser comes in. Unfortunately it is one of the things that sells out very quickly in the shops so why not make your own? It's very easy.


You Will Need

  • 180ml of isopropyl or rubbing alcohol (99 percent) - can be found in health and beauty retailers like Boots or Superdrug.
  • 60ml of aloe vera gel (to help keep your hands smooth and to counteract the harshness of alcohol) - can be found in supermarkets and health and beauty retailers.
  • 10 drops of essential oil, such as lavender oil, or you can use lemon juice instead - can be found in supermarkets and health and beauty retailers.


  • Pour all ingredients into a bowl, ideally one with a pouring spout like a glass measuring container.
  • Mix with a spoon and then beat with a whisk to turn the sanitiser into a gel.
  • Pour the ingredients into an empty bottle for easy use, and label it “hand sanitiser.”

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