Hand Sanitizer

Making homemade hand sanitizer

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Hand Sanitizer

Francesca Macomber, Staff Writer

With the unfortunate outbreak of the new virus, COVID-19, or the Corona-virus, it is very important for us to maintain cleanliness to the best of our ability. Of course, with the average speed of our daily lives and the human-tendency to touch our faces (such as scratching that annoying itch on our vulnerable eyes, it can be hard to combat the new, terrifying that has been ravaging people across the world.
In addition, the paranoia (which I spoke about last week) has led to the sell-out of products that are crucial in combating the illness. Hand-sanitizer and hand-wipes have sold out quickly, in addition to water and toilet paper. Though I can’t talk about the construction of water (for I am no chemist) nor toilet-paper,my father (whose crafts I have spoken about in previous articles) has provided our family with home-made sanitizer.
The ingredients include alcohol (the substance rubbed on your arm before a shot), tea-tree oil, lemon-oil, and other similar antibacterial items. Lots of paranoia has been born of the outbreak from the Coronavirus, and it’s important to remember that such anxieties do not aid us in our battle against the ailment. Arguments over sanitization items, such as wipes or gel, become much more violent and expensive when worry increases. In situations where disinfectants are sold out, there is no reason to panic: we can always adapt. Making homemade disinfectant items is a way to handle the outbreak while saving money and sanity. I high;y recommend googling a recipe that can be easy to make, but still useful.