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Currently, hand sanitizer is in very short supply.

If you persistently search FindersCheapers, you will most likely find hand sanitizer in stock but be prepared to view a lot of sold out listings.
Here are some search links to help you. Germ-X Hand Sanitizer or Purell Hand Sanitizer or you might also try Hand Sanitizing Spray or Hand Sanitizing Wipes
A strong alternative to hand sanitizer is anti-bacterial hand soap. The CDC recommends you wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. You may also need hand lotion to combat dry skin.

DIY Hand Sanitizer Recipes

You can make your own hand sanitizer. It is important to use 99% Isopropyl Alcohol. This ensures potency for germ fighting. There are a variety of recipes for hand sanitizer on the Internet. Here are two popular ones...
Disclaimer - these recipes have not been verified for effectiveness. Refer to the World Health Organization Recipe Document for detailed instructions. FindersCheapers.com receives a commission for all products purchased on our website.

Recipe #1 - Derived from the World Health Organization Recipe

IngredientAmountWhere to BuyShopping Comments
99% Isopropyl Alcohol 1 Cup Find 99% Isopropyl Alcohol As you search, pay attention to the amount of alcohol in the product. You want 99% to ensure the correct germ fighting strength
3% Hydrogen Peroxide 1 tablespoon 3% Hydrogen Peroxide You are looking for 3% Hydrogen Peroxide, pay attention to the percentages.
98% Glycerin 1 teaspoon Find 98-100% Glycerin Glycerin is used as a skin moisturizer in this recipe. It is also known as Glycerol.
Distilled Water 85 milliliters 85 milliliters is equivalent to 1/4 a cup + 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon. You can boil, then cool water instead of buying distilled water.
Empty Lotion Bottles varies by size Find Empty Lotion Bottles You can purchase new empty lotion bottles. There are travel size empty lotion bottles and larger empty lotion bottles

Instructions

Refer to the official WHO document for more detailed instructions. This recipe is derived from the WHO document and is designed to make much smaller batches.
  1. Pour the alcohol into a medium-sized container.
  2. Add the hydrogen peroxide
  3. Add the glycerin and stir. Glycerin is thicker than the other ingredients and will require more effort to combine.
  4. Add the water and mix well
  5. Add the combined mixture to cleaned and sanitized bottles.

Recipe #2 - Aloe Vera Version

IngredientAmountWhere to BuyShopping Comments
99% Isopropyl Alcohol 2/3 Cup Find 99% Isopropyl Alcohol As you search, pay attention to the amount of alcohol in the product. You want 99% to ensure the correct germ fighting strength
Aloe Vera Gel 1/3 Cup Find Aloe Vera Gel As you search, make sure you are getting an aloe vera gel product. There are also aloe vera liquid products which you do not want.
Essential Oils 2-3 drops Find Essential Oils You can make hand sanitizer with just isopropyl alcohol and aloe vera gel. Essential oils will subdue the scent of alcohol.
Empty Lotion Bottles varies by size Find Empty Lotion Bottles You can purchase new empty lotion bottles. There are travel size empty lotion bottles and larger empty lotion bottles

Instructions

The instructions are very simple. In a bowl, mix 1/3 cup of aloe vera gel with 2/3 cups of isopropyl alcohol. You may optionally add several drops of essential oils to improve the smell. Expect the mixture to be more liquid than you are used to with off-the-shelf hand sanitizers. The alcohol content is necessary to ensure potency and will make the consistency runnier.
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