Monday, April 15, 2024
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DIY antibacterial gel

NOTE: This is NOT a proven cure or prevention for coronavirus. This is just a fun DIY project for you crazy people who stood in line for antibacterial gel and couldn’t get any. The best way to protect your hands from hosting germs is to wash them with soap and water for 20 seconds.

If you’re ready for some self-quarantine and need some projects to keep yourself busy, maybe you can make some of your OWN antibacterial gel to bring you some comfort and relief.

It’s super easy: Just mix two parts isopropyl alcohol (at least 60% alcohol) with one part aloe vera gel. Stir well and put it in the container of your choice. You may find that the end result is a little thinner than the kind you buy at the stores. Some people add essential oil to give it scent.

I got my gel from Nature Republic in Pearlridge since the container is large and costs just $6.60. At this writing, they’re still open, but I don’t know if you can even GET isopropyl alcohol anywhere. (My mom taught me to already have stuff like that on hand.)

Good luck, stay safe, and try to have some fun during these crazy times!

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