If you can’t find hand sanitiser at the shops, here’s a DIY recipe from Dis-Chem…
Panic about the coronavirus has seen hand sanitiser flying off store shelves as new stock is being unpacked.
While washing your hands properly with soap and water is still considered best, hand sanitiser is good to have when you do not have access to soap and water.
Some health experts have advised against making DIY hand sanitisers citing risks of getting the composition wrong and making a mix that is too weak to kill the COVID-19 virus.
Fortunately, on Jacaranda FM’s Breakfast with Martin Bester the head of Dis-Chem clinics, Lizeth Kruger, shared a simple recipe that meets the compositional requirement for killing the COVID-19 virus.
Mix the following ingredients well and pour into a spray bottle for easy use:
- Rubbing alcohol – ½ cup
- Aloe Vera gel – ¼ cup
- Essential oil like tea tree oil – 20 drops
To listen or watch the process, visit www.jacarandafm.com
- HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF: Basic advice from the WHO on how to protect yourself from Covid-19
- HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS: COVID-19 protection: The best way to wash your hands
- GLOBAL SPREAD OF COVID-19: For the latest update on the global spread of COVID-19, visit the Johns Hopkins University’s GIS dashboard
- COVID-19 & CHILDREN: How to talk to your kids about coronavirus
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