How to Make Homemade Hand Sanitizer

How to Make Homemade Hand Sanitizer

No money to buy Purell or Advanced Hand Sanitizer Gel?

No worries!!

Making your own hand sanitizer that is effective as Purell is as simple as ABC.

It doesn’t take up to five minutes in making your own homemade hand sanitizer that kills 99.99% bacteria and viruses.

We’ve taught our followers on different How Tos and DIY topics, but this is the epic.

Topics covered include;

Hand sanitizer effectiveness

Hand sanitizer ingredients

Purell hand sanitizer

How effective are hand sanitizers?

Due to the global outbreak of the world’s most deadly disease, called the COVID 19 (Corona Virus 2019), World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended the use of hand sanitizers to help cut down the rapid spread of diseases and viruses that attack humans to dead.

Note that the use of hand sanitizers hasn’t replaced the thorough washing of hands with soap to kill germs and viruses.

Before the end of this article, you should be able learn how to make homemade hand sanitizer in few minutes.

Why Should You Learn How to Make Hand Sanitizer?

As you know that due to the current ongoing health crisis (Corona Virus) spreading all over the world, the prices of hand sanitizers have gone up. This is because hand sanitizer has been proven to fight the rapid spread of the virus, COVID one nine.

When pandemic diseases like the Corona Virus outbreaks, people tend to sell hand sanitizers up to the amount of $650 per bottle. Which is highly profiteering!!

You know why they do that?

Because they know that you don’t know how to make it.

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What Do I need to make Hand Sanitizer?

To make hand sanitizer similar to Purell is simple and cost effective.

First, you need the ingredients.

The ingredients needed in making a hand sanitizer are;

  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Aloe Vera gel
  • Tea tree oil
  • Spray bottle
  • Measuring container
  • spoon

Wondering where and how to get these ingredients?

No problem, we’ve provided a link HERE to get them online.

Note that Isopropyl is the best recommended alcohol for this purpose since its alcoholic content is above 90%. This percentage is the required measure (according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) in fighting bacteria and germs.

How to Make Homemade Hand Sanitizer

Making your own homemade hand sanitizer has a procedure to follow.

Below is the step by step process in making hand sanitizer;

  • Pour 2/3 of isopropyl alcohol into the measuring container, using a small sized cup. (this is the quantity that gives over 90% of alcohol of the solution to kill germs and bacteria)
  • Pour 1/3 of Aloe Vera gel into the measuring container; the aloe vera gel keeps your skin from easily drying out
  • Add a couple drops of the tea tree oil, maybe 2 drops; this oil has antimicrobial properties, which helps in fighting bacteria also.
  • Mix the solution and pour it into your spray container and you have your 100% hand sanitizer and it didn’t cost us $650.


Most people don’t prefer the use of Aloe Vera gel in making hand sanitizers because of the sticky property.

We have another recipe or however, formula on how to make homemade hand sanitizer.

How to make Homemade Hand Sanitizer: formula 2

Optionally, we’re giving you another formula in making hand sanitizer.

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And the ingredients differ from the first recipe we’ve shown above.

Ingredients Required in Making Hand Sanitizer: formula 2

  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Glycerol or glycerin
  • Distilled water
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Spray bottle

The absence of aloe vera gel in the above ingredients will make your hands less sticky and more potent.

To make your own hand sanitizer with the above ingredients, follow the steps below;

  • Pour 1/3 of isopropyl alcohol into a measuring cup
  • Add 2 teaspoons of glycerol: glycerol keeps the isopropyl alcohol from easily drying off your hands
  • Next, add a table spoon of hydrogen peroxide
  • Pour 2 fluid ounces of the distilled water into the solution
  • Thoroughly mix the solution to get the final mixture of a perfect hand sanitizer.

Pour the solution into your spray bottle, and you have your hand sanitizer.

How to Make Homemade Hand Sanitizer


If you never know how to make homemade hand sanitizer, the above steps will guide you properly.

When following our method, remember to sterilize your containers to avoid being contaminated during the process.

You can make your hand sanitizer often to keep you from always going to store to buy at an exorbitant amount.

We follow a recommended process by CDCP and approved by WHO.

Our methods shown above are cost effective to produce and 100% effective.