Since the coronavirus has spread, hand sanitizers have become the most hunted item. It is not uncommon for residents to run out of it every time they will buy hand sanitizers at the store.
Even so, don't worry. You can try to make your own hand sanitizer at home with materials that are quite easy to obtain, including aloe vera.
According to the Lecturer of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Surabaya (Ubaya) Endang Wahyu Fitriani, aloe vera can be used as a hand sanitizer because it contains disinfectant or antiseptic ingredients that kill germs.
"The simple method used by aloe vera gel is peeled first and washed with running water to remove mucus. Then cut into small pieces, blender with water mixed. After that, filtered and taken the water," Endang said.
Aloe vera gel can also make skin soft. Later, aloe vera hand sanitizers will be microbiologically tested to determine their effectiveness for certain.
How to make a hand sanitizer at home with aloe vera
Well, aloe vera gel needs to be mixed with a number of other ingredients to become a hand sanitizer. Reporting from the following Wolipop how to make hand sanitizers made from Aloe vera style Welnessmama:
-1/4 cup aloe vera gel
-160 ml of alcohol 70 percent
-10 drops of tea tree essential oil
-10 drops of essential lavender oil
-1 / 2 teaspoons of vitamin E oil (optional)
-1 small glass or plastic spray bottle
How to make a hand sanitizer:
1. Mix aloe vera gel, vitamin E oil, and 70 percent alcohol in a small bowl.
2. Add essential oil.
3. Use a dropper to put the mixture of ingredients in the bottle.
4. Shake the contents of the bottle.
5. Hand sanitizer is ready to use.