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What are the ingredients you need to make hand sanitizer?

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To make hand sanitizer, you need:

4 cups of isopropyl alcohol, also called rubbing alcohol (99%)

¼ cup household hydrogen peroxide (3%)

4 teaspoons glycerin, sometimes called glycerol

1 cup distilled water (or water that has been boiled and cooled)

A clean plastic or glass container that can hold around 8 cups

Smaller containers if you want to divide up the final batch of sanitizer

You can half halve or double the amounts in this recipe, depending on how much you need.

SOURCES:

CDC: “Show Me the Science -- How to Wash Your Hands,” “Show Me the Science -- When & How to Use Hand Sanitizer in Community Settings.”

National Capital Poison Center: “Hydrogen Peroxide.”

World Health Organization: “Guide to Local Production: WHO-recommended Handrub Formulations.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on March 20, 2020

SOURCES:

CDC: “Show Me the Science -- How to Wash Your Hands,” “Show Me the Science -- When & How to Use Hand Sanitizer in Community Settings.”

National Capital Poison Center: “Hydrogen Peroxide.”

World Health Organization: “Guide to Local Production: WHO-recommended Handrub Formulations.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on March 20, 2020

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