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DIY on Homemade Antibacterial Gel

DIY on Homemade Antibacterial Gel

Close the doors of your home to all viruses! Without going to a pharmacy, without the help of experts you can make an antibacterial gel and be ready to get germs and other bacteria out of the house in a 2 × 3.

INSEPARABLE AND IRREPLACEABLE: SOAP AND WATER 

First, it is important that we clarify this point: there is nothing that fights viruses and bacteria better than a good dose of soap and water.

Hand sanitizers work well against certain types of germs. But, hands can get very dirty or greasy after exercising, handling food, or working with plants. When your hands are very dirty or greasy, an antibacterial gel may not be the best option. Nothing to do! In those cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends washing your hands with soap and water.

But if there is no soap and water at the moment, you can use a hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol, so you avoid disease and prevent the spread of germs to other people.

INGREDIENTS TO MAKE ANTIBACTERIAL GEL 

The US government agency Food and Drugs Administration issued a temporary policy on the components of alcohol-based antibacterials. So, here are the ingredients they suggest to make your own antibacterial gel.

We are going to need:

  • Alcohol (ethanol) (80%, volume / volume (v / v))
  • Glycerin (1.45% v / v)
  • Hydrogen peroxide (0.125% v / v)
  • Cold boiled water

STEP BY STEP TO PREPARE THE ANTIBACTERIAL GEL 

For the preparation, let’s take the indications of the World Health Organization as a guide, let’s get started!

  1. Put the alcohol in a large bottle or in the container that you are going to use.
  2. Then add the hydrogen peroxide.
  3. At this point, you can include glycerin in your mix. Of course, to make sure you add it in its entirety, rinse the container in which you had it with a little cold water, previously boiled, and then empty the contents into the bottle in which you have the other components.
  4. Now, let’s continue with the boiled water and make it cold. As soon as you finish adding it, close the container to prevent evaporation.
  5. To finish, shake the container and mix it properly so that the components are integrated.

Ready! You already have a composition according to the WHO indications.

ANOTHER ANTIBACTERIAL GEL OPTION 

ANOTHER ANTIBACTERIAL GEL OPTION 

There are several ways to make your own antibacterial at home, here we present another possibility. You will need these ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup of Isopropanol or isopropyl alcohol. (99 percent by volume of alcohol)
  • 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel. (Keeps hands soft and counteracts the harshness of alcohol)
  • 10 drops of green tea, lavender or lemon juice oil

The key to making your homemade antibacterial gel efficient is to stick to the 2: 1 ratio of alcohol to aloe vera, so you will get the alcohol content to be approximately 60 percent.

MIX! IT’S PREPARATION TIME

This step does not vary much from that of the first composition. Healthline explains that you need to pour all the ingredients into a bowl and mix them with a spoon. Then use a whisk to achieve a gel-like consistency. Finally, put the ingredients in a bottle and add the label “hand sanitizer.”

SO YOU CAN ENHANCE THE EFFECT OF THE ANTIBACTERIAL GEL 

If you want to make sure your hands are clean, wash them properly with soap and water. Then dry yourself very well so you can move on to the next step: the antibacterial gel. Apply it on a palm and then rub both hands, so that it mainly covers the palms and fingertips, let it dry without shaking your hands.

If you use it according to these suggestions, you will have better protection against viruses, bacteria and others.

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE ALL THE INGREDIENTS TO PREPARE ANTIBACTERIAL? 

As you can imagine, the essential element is alcohol. Indeed, laboratory data show that 60% ethanol (ethyl alcohol) and 70% isopropanol (isopropyl alcohol), the active principles of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, inactivate genetically related viruses or viruses with similar properties. to those of Covid-19.

Look in your home for a spray container that you no longer use and fill it with alcohol, this way you can spray on your return home the clothes that you have used to go out or any surface of constant use.

What are you waiting for? Try it yourself, making antibacterial gel at home is easy and fast! Oh, and remember that when it comes to wellness, on the Collaborative Research Group site we think of you.

The above content is for educational and informational purposes only and has been developed by following reliable medical sources and recommendations from the health experts.  If you feel identified with any symptoms, described medical term or you are a patient, we recommend consulting your doctor. 

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