Coronavirus Update: Get Your Home Made Hand Sanitizer

Coronavirus update has shown that Nigeria now has * confirmed cases. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease and Control, NCDC, the confirmed cases have risen from 5 to 8 today.

Since the global outbreak of the Coronavirus, the Wolrd Health Organisation, (WHO) has advised several precautionary measures like consistent hand washing for at least 20 seconds per wash, use of hands sanitizers, staying at a reasonable distance from people especially anyone coughing or sneezing among many others.


These directives instantly made some of the items to be purchased in adhering to them scarce and expensive in the market. Some of these items are hand sanitizers, liquid hand wash, and face mask.

Considering the scarcity and cost of these items, many stand a higher risk of contracting the virus. If you fall into this category, you need not worry, because you can get yourself a homemade hand sanitizer.


Here are the ingredients needed for your homemade hand sanitizer.

  1. Aloe Vera paste
  2. Methylated Spirit
  3. Dry gin
  4. Mixing bowl
  5. Airtight bottle


2/3 cups rubbing alcohol (99.9% isopropyl alcohol)

1/3 cup aloe vera gel

Get these ingredients in a bowl and mix them together.

Note: If you do not have alcohol or dry gin, you can use the methylated spirit. It is easy to make, and no extraordinary professionalism is needed.

Effects of Each Ingredient

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera In Hand Sanitizer
Aloe Vera in Hand Sanitizer

Naturally, aloe vera is a moisturizer and helps your skin to remain moist. This is very important because a cracked skin increases your risk of becoming a bacterial victim.

Mentholated Spirit and Dry Gin

Dry Gin
Dry Gin

These items, when added to the mixture, help in killing microorganisms.

Try this and save yourself some money. Remember to pour your final mixture in an airtight bottle and use it as frequently as necessary.

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