What do you do when you can’t buy hand sanitiser in shops? Go for the homemade version of course.
“Homemade hand sanitisers are just as effective as what you buy as long as you use the right percentage of alcohol,” Dr David Agus told CBS News. “This is a good way to get around people price-gouging.”
To make hand sanitiser, you need Isopropyl alcohol, known as rubbing alcohol, aloe vera gel, a bowl (or in our case a Thermomix), a spoon, a funnel, and either a spray bottle or liquid soap container.
The first step is pouring ⅔ cup of alcohol and ⅓ cup aloe vera, which will make the sanitiser easier to apply, into the bowl and mixing well.
Once the mixture is blended, you can use the funnel to pour the mixture into containers.
If you want to mask the scent of alcohol, you can add five to 10 drops of essential oil such as lavender, according to the outlet.
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- 833g isopropyl alcohol (99%)
- 38g hydrogen peroxide (3%)
- 14g glycerin
- 115g water
- A few drops of essential oil (optional)
- Add the isopropyl alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, and glycerin to the mixing bowl of your Thermomix. Mix the ingredients together for 20 seconds at speed 4.
- Slowly add the water to the mixing bowl, mixing the ingredients together for another 20 seconds at speed 4.
- If desired, add a few drops of essential oil to the mixture, and mix everything together for a final 10 seconds at speed 4.
- Pour the hand sanitizer into clean bottles with pump dispensers or spray caps, and label them with the date and contents. Make sure the bottles are tightly sealed and store them in a cool, dry place.
That’s it! You can now use your homemade hand sanitizer as needed.
Disclaimer – Thermomix® is a cooking appliance intended to be only used for food preparation.
This recipe was converted from the article in the Independent online article, CORONAVIRUS: HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN HAND SANITISER, ACCORDING TO EXPERTS.
However, the recipes here are things I do with my own Thermomix. I also have multiple Thermomixes and TM bowls, so I can safely use separate bowls for making these without any cross-contamination. I also clean the bowls thoroughly with soap, then vinegar, and finally run it through the dishwasher to ensure that it is thoroughly clean before making a food recipe in my bowl. If in any doubt, don’t make them.