50ml of hand sanitiser should set you back between £0.42 and £0.75 but since the Coronavirus scare, we’ve seen the same sell for over £7 and whilst soap and hot water is always the best option, those that require an ‘on the go’ option may be out of luck until stock returns, so this mini-guide on how to make your own should help reduce the risk of you being ripped off now and in the future.
Using this solution will mean you pay roughly 81p per 50ml (if you use existing containers and no essential oils).
Is it really good enough?
“Homemade hand sanitisers are just as effective as what you buy as long as you use the right percentage of alcohol,”
“This is a good way to get around people price-gouging.”
Dr David Agus told CBS News.
Can you not just buy it directly from supermarkets etc for less?
Normally yes but when we checked most were out of stock (8th March 2020)
What do I need?
- Buy some Aloe Vera Gel (or buy an Aloe plant) 200ml for £5.57
- Buy some Rubbing Alcohol (500ml should be about £5) ensure it’s at least 60% alcohol – Or if you’re really desperate
- Ues an old plastic hand pump/bottle or buy one
- A mixing bowl
- A large spoon
- Optional: Some essential oils
How to make it?
Follow these steps or watch the video below:
- Pour 150ml of Rubbing Alcohol into a mixing bowl
- Pour 80ml of Aloe Vera Gel / Or Aloe Plant Extract into the bowl
- Mix together
- Add a 5-10 drops of essential oils (optional) and mix well
- Pour into your hand pump