Recent trips to the store have been kinda freaky …and worrisome. Because of the Corona virus people are stocking up on everything. I wasn’t focused on “stocking up” I just needed some specialty light bulbs, and my local Target had many empty shelves in many Depts. Next I had to get some food and found lots of empty shelves at the local grocery store. From Target to Grocery I was re-thinking my own family procurement logistics. I mean what could happen during food delivery shortages? I bought the last big bag of rice in the store …it was tucked up under a bottom shelf …weird and a little scary.
So? Hand Sanitizer? I got the impression that had loong been sold out, but I think I have a solution. An ELR-type solution, DIY! I use Everclear Grain alcohol for extractions …some refer to it as Limoncello ;-), but that’s all Hand sanitizer is mainly …ethanol. So this topic is planting the seed for discussion on how to make your own hand sanitizer and ways to safely carry it around and apply to your hands when needed.
I mean I guess you could just pour grain alcohol on your hands but that sounds dangerous (extremely flammable!?) and likely very drying to your hands (it’s a degreaser!). So some DIY carrier that’s thickening and moisturizing? Aloe Vera gel immediately comes to mind, but what would an ideal actual recipe include? One target to remember is that the alcohol% has to be maintained to an effective disinfecting level. I’m sure I’m skipping over some vital details, but what do you guys think?
Applying it? maybe an old hand sanitizer bottle or just one of the airtight bottles we use for vaping/e-juice? It needs to be resistant to high% ethanol (Clear PET plastic?) I have some clear 30ml PET …they’d fit right in a pocket. I might just fill one with Everclear and see how it holds up. Heh next thing to run out at stores might be Aloe Vera gel when the “word” gets out. Might go stock up on that today Stay Safe mah Peeps! …hmm lemon hand sanitizer …lavender?