Here at AY About You, we want to partner with you to stay healthy. 


So when word got out that the best way to ward off coronavirus and COVID-19 that causes the virus is hand washing, we figured that there are times you can’t get to soap and water. What to do? Buy hand sanitizer. 


What if I told you that some places have an inventory of zero on the Purell aisle and online sources are price-gouging? AY to the rescue here. We did what any resourceful Googler would do, we Googled how to make our own. 

Homemade Hand Sanitizer


Here’s what you need:



  1. In a mixing bowl, stir isopropyl alcohol and aloe vera gel together until well blended.
  2. Add 8-10 drops of scented essential oil. Stir to incorporate.
  3. Pour the homemade hand sanitizer into an empty container and seal.
  4. Here’s the important part: Label this as your “Hand Sanitizer” with a Sharpie you have lying around the house.


Remember, wash your hands to prevent illness, but if you don’t have soap and water, improvise.  Happy improvising!

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