The following recipe is a strong DIY hand sanitizer recipe with over 60 percent alcohol content which is recommended on the centers for disease control website to prevent the spread of germs and tackle a virus.
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Weigh out the alcohol into a clean mixing beaker/container.
Weigh the aloe vera into the beaker/container.
Mix the ingredients until well combined.
You can at this point pour it into the bottle and use it as it is or you can add essential oils or color.
Coloring: Please use this sparingly as the gel seems to accelerate the color. I only needed one small drop to color this batch.
Update: The previous version of this recipe showed a lighter everyday version, where you could use 1/2 vodka and 1/2 aloe vera gel, this does work to a degree, but does not quite meet the current standard as vodka is usually only around 40% proof.Essential oils: If you do decide to add essential oils, they can often make the gel cloudy so visually it’s not as nice. If you happen to have some Polysorbate 20 adding a small amount can help to make it clear again.