How to make a Hand sanitizer in a few moments? Hand disinfectant will come in handy when it is not possible to clean them. Antibacterial gels and lotions are available in pharmacies and drugstores. They prove invaluable in situations where we cannot wash our hands, e.g. when traveling. Disinfectants are an element of prevention against diseases and periods of their popularity are usually experienced in the fall and winter season, when the risk of falling ill is greater.
I always carry the hand sanitizer in my purse and keep it on my desk at work, regardless of the season. Regular disinfection of keys, wallet or smartphone is also part of my prevention principles. It is worth remembering because everyday objects, especially our smartphones, with which we do not part, are the habitat of many bacteria.
Therefore, before the next time we scroll through Instagram in bed, and our smartphone rests next to our pillow, it is worth wiping it with disinfectant
Disinfecting your hands and everyday items is one of the rules that reduce the risk of catching the flu. To avoid viral infection, it is important to follow basic considerations such as:
- washing hands frequently and thoroughly with soap
- covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when you sneeze
- not touching mouth, nose and eyes with your hands
- avoid crowded places if possible
- going to the doctor when we experience disturbing symptoms and staying at home when we are sick.
How to make a homemade antibacterial gel? Ingredients
Homemade disinfectant has the advantage over the drugstore that, apart from bactericidal alcohol, it contains a strong antiseptic, which is tea tree oil. To prepare it, we need:
- clean, small bottles with an atomizer (can be bought at a drugstore or used after used cosmetics)
- aloe gel (gives consistency, soothes, has bactericidal properties)
- 95% spirit (there is no need to explain the legitimacy of using high-percentage alcohol)
- tea tree oil 100%
Tea tree oil and its disinfecting properties
So far, over 100 different ingredients have been discovered in tea tree oil, responsible for its strong antibacterial and antiviral properties. This makes it an effective agent supporting the treatment of various types of infections, in particular the upper respiratory tract, so inhalation with its addition is recommended for people suffering from sinusitis, troublesome cough or pharyngitis.
Due to its properties, it has been widely used in dermatology. It helps in the treatment of, among others mycoses and acne.
Tea tree oil is the only one that can be applied directly to the skin, without “diluting” in the base oil. This oil is a permanent element in my beautician and I use it most often for spot blemishes and for disinfecting various surfaces.
How to make a homemade disinfectant? Preparation
The proportions of the ingredients depend on the amount of specifics we plan to make. Regardless of the capacity of our bottle, the proportions of the effective product should be 6; 4, i.e. for a 100 ml bottle we need 60 ml of spirit and 40 ml of aloe vera gel. We can also take a ratio of 7: 3, the preparation will have more alcohol concentration, and remember that only the specifics with 60% alcohol or more are effective.
- 60 ml of spirit
- 40 ml of aloe vera gel to replenish and gain consistency
- approx. 20 drops of tea tree oil
We mix everything thoroughly in a clean vessel and then pour it into a bottle. Ready! Shake well before each use. We carry our disinfectant fluid with us and remember to disinfect everyday items, such as a smartphone or wallet, during periods of higher flu disease. Homemade liquid will also be useful for disinfecting various surfaces in the house, e.g. door handles, handrails.