How to make hand sanitizer spray at home 3 simple steps

learn how to make hand sanitizer spray at home using essential oils and alcohol

In this trying period of coronavirus pandemic taking preventive measures is mostly recommended, we deem fit to be brought to you a simple but effective way of making a hand sanitizer which is one of the ways to keep and stay safe.

When it comes to preventing the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19, nothing beats good old-fashioned handwashing.

Introduction on how to make hand sanitizer spray at home

But if water and soap aren’t available, your next best option, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Trusted Source, is to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.

The magnitude at which the necessary materials needed to curb this nightmare (covid-19) escalated in price, makes it difficult for the masses to get and is one of the problems people face in most areas.

Is no doubt that when you are not informed you become disengaged which prompted us to bring to you this information to help you make your hand sanitizer at a cheaper rate and in a needed amount enough for your households and neighbors. Below is a simple but effective way of making a hand sanitizer.

How to make hand sanitizer spray at home

Below is a breakdown of the production Of Alcohol Base Hand Sanitizer {Simple But Very Effective}

Hand Sanitizer 90% alcohol base Formulation  it will make 2ltrs

Materials needed:

  • Isopropyl alcohol (IPA)700mls ( You can use moko methylated spirit it contains a significant amount of this alcohol)
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Glycerin 300mls
  • Distilled water(boiled cold water) 300mls
  • Fragrance
  • Color (optional)

Isopropyl alcohol is a colorless, flammable chemical compound with a strong odor. As an isopropyl group linked to a hydroxyl group, it is the simplest example of a secondary alcohol, where the alcohol carbon atom is attached to two other carbon atoms. It is a structural isomer of 1-propanol and ethyl methyl ether.

Hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is a mild antiseptic used on the skin to prevent infection of minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. It may also be used as a mouth rinse to help remove mucus or to relieve minor mouth irritation (e.g., due to canker/cold sores, gingivitis). This product works by releasing oxygen when it is applied to the affected area.

The release of oxygen causes foaming, which helps to remove dead skin and clean the area.


This is a simple poly-ol compound. It is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is sweet-tasting and non-toxic. The glycerol backbone is found in those lipids known as glycerides. Due to having antimicrobial and antiviral properties, it is widely used in FDA approved wound and burn treatments.

Distilled water

Distilled water is water that has been boiled into vapor and condensed back into liquid in a separate container.

Impurities in the original water that do not boil below or near the boiling point of water remain in the original container. Thus, distilled water is one type of purified water.

Method of production:

  1. In a clean sterile bucket, add the isopropyl alcohol and the hydrogen peroxide
  2. Add the glycerin and distilled water and stir properly
  3. Add fragrance and color and stir

Is important to note these:

Improper ingredients or proportions can lead to:

  • lack of efficacy, meaning that the sanitizer may not effectively eliminate the risk of exposure to some or all microbes
  • skin irritation, injury, or burns
  • exposure to hazardous chemicals via inhalation

Homemade hand sanitizer is also not recommended for use with children. Children may be more prone to improper hand sanitizer usage, which could lead to a greater risk for injury.

How to make hand sanitizer spray at home
how to use a hand sanitizer

How to use hand sanitizer comes after how to make hand sanitizer spray

Two things to be aware of when using hand sanitizer is that you need to rub it into your skin until your hands are dry. And, if your hands are greasy or dirty, you should wash them first with soap and water.

With that in mind, here are some tips for using hand sanitizer effectively.

  1. Spray or apply the sanitizer to the palm of one hand.
  2. Thoroughly rub your hands together. Make sure you cover the entire surface of your hands and all your fingers.
  3. Continue rubbing for 30 to 60 seconds or until your hands are dry. It can take at least 60 seconds, and sometimes longer, for hand sanitizer to kill most germs.



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