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Homemade Hand Sanitizer Wipes

Keep the germs at bay this cold and flu season with these easy to make hand sanitizer wipes. These are great to keep in the car while you’re traveling from errand to errand or taking the kids to after school activities.

Easy Homemade Hand Sanitizing Wipes Recipe

Trying to combat the spread of germs is completely understandable, but it should be noted that the best way to combat germs is by washing your hands with anti-bacterial soap for at least 20 seconds.

Hand sanitizer in the form of wipes or gel, whether it’s homemade or store-bought is best used in a pinch when you are on the go and don’t have access to wash your hands immediately. 

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Is rubbing alcohol a disinfectant?

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Can you sanitize with rubbing alcohol?

To be effective, sanitizers must be at least 60 percent alcohol to be effective according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Rubbing alcohol comes in various strengths, with 70-90% being the most common in stores. These strengths are most effective in preventing the spread of germs in less than 30 seconds.

Does hand sanitizer kill germs?

Hand sanitizers aid in the spread of germs by killing the microbes. It’s not effective on all germs and will do nothing for other substances that may be on your hands which is why washing your hands for 20 seconds or longer is most effective at the prevention and spread of germs.

Now that we have all that out of the way, let’s learn how to make hand sanitizing wipes!

Homemade Hand Sanitizer Wipes

Ingredients:

  • 1 roll of paper towels (best to use name brand)
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 cup of rubbing alcohol (preferably 60% or higher)
  • 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel

Other Items Needed

How to make your own Hand Sanitizer Wipes:

  1. Cut the roll of paper towels in half using a knife or sharp object.
  2. Place one half of the paper towel roll into a storage container.
  3. Remove the cardboard center of paper towels. 
  4. Pour the mixture over the top.
  5. After pouring the mixture, allow time for the mixture to soak into paper towels.

 

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Easy Homemade Hand Sanitizing Wipes Recipe

How do you keep the colds at bay during the winter season?

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Easy Homemade Hand Sanitizing Wipes Recipe

 

Here is a printable version of this homemade recipe.

 

Easy Homemade Hand Sanitizing Wipes Recipe

Homemade Hand Sanitizer Wipes

Yield: 1 container
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Easy diy hand sanitizing wipes recipe to make at home.

Materials

  • 1 roll of paper towels (best to use name brand)
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 cup of rubbing alcohol
  • 1/4 cup of aloe vera

Tools

  • storage container that fits paper towel roll (cut in half)

Instructions

  1. Cut the roll of paper towels in half using a knife or sharp object.
  2. Place one half of the paper towel roll into a storage container.
  3. Remove the cardboard center of paper towels. 
  4. Pour the mixture over the top.
  5. After pouring the mixture, allow time for the mixture to soak into paper towels.

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