JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — With news of the coronavirus, commercially-produced hand sanitizer is reportedly becoming hard to find at stores.
First Coast News found this recipe online that meets the requirements outlined by the World Health Organization for a secondary option if soap and water are not available.
The CDC says if soap and water are not available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Many studies have found that sanitizers with an alcohol concentration between 60–95% are more effective at killing germs than those with a lower alcohol concentration or non-alcohol-based hand sanitizers
- 1/3 cup aloe vera gel
- 2/3 cup isopropyl alcohol (at least 60 percent suggested by the CDC to help kill germs)
- Mix and apply to hands.