Is it true that hand sanitizer can be made by yourself and how is it safe?

The spread of Corona virus transmission in Indonesia has made masks, supplements, antibacterial soaps, and so on hand sanitizer become expensive and rare in the market. Therefore, some people began to make hand sanitizer home alone. Then, what? Homemadehand sanitizer is this safe to use?

hand sanitizer is an alcohol-based hand sanitizer product that can be in the form of a gel or liquid. This product is used to clean hands to keep them clean from viruses and bacteria.

Although not as effective as water and soap, hand sanitizer can be used when you have trouble finding clean water and soap to wash your hands. You can also use this hand sanitizer after using a public toilet.

Now hand sanitizer become the target of many people because of how to use it is practical and can be used anywhere. However, the price hand sanitizer is currently skyrocketing due to high demand.

In order to save even more, some people choose to make hand sanitizer alone. In fact, it is reported that some are using vodka as a substitute for hand sanitizer. In fact, the alcohol content in the drink is only 40%, which means it is not effective at repelling germs.

can Hand Sanitizer Self Made?

The answer is yes, but with conditions. hand sanitizer which effectively kill germs and are safe for the skin are those that contain at least 60% alcohol and skin moisturizers. The World Health Organization (WHO) has guidelines on the manufacturing process Homemade hand sanitizer this.

Even so, the manufacturing process requires a measurement method that is not easy as well as tools and chemicals that are not easy to find, even tend to be foreign to ordinary people's ears. For example, you should prepare 96% ethanol or 99.8% isopropyl alcohol.

While you can buy it at a chemical store, storing alcohol at home can be dangerous. Apart from being flammable, it is feared that alcohol can be drunk by small children because of its shape and color which is similar to water.

To ensure the cleanliness of the solution hand sanitizer, you should also prepare 3% hydrogen peroxide. This material serves to kill germs that may be present in the solution. Just like alcohol, hydrogen peroxide is also not recommended in the house, because this liquid can damage the skin if it hits the skin directly.

Making process hand sanitizer also not as easy as you think, you know. It takes a high level of precision when mixing ingredients to produce hand sanitizer with the right alcohol content and free from germs.

In addition, the money you need to buy tools and crafting materials hand sanitizer this is also not small. So, it's actually still better to buy hand sanitizer whose contents have been clearly approved by the government.

If the price is too expensive, no problem. You are not required to have hand sanitizer, okay?. Washing hands with soap and water is actually more effective at killing germs. you know. If you can't find a place to wash your hands, just keep your hands off your face until you wash your hands.

To get more information about the Corona virus, you can ask the doctor, either directly or via email chat in the Alodokter application. In this application, you can also make a consultation appointment with a doctor at a hospital.