DIY Hand Sanitizer and Face Mask 

DIY Hand Sanitizer and Face Mask 

Coronavirus is a global emergency at the moment. COVID-19 disease is known to spread through the air and human contact thus the most effective way to curb its spread is by washing your hands and by wearing masks. Hand sanitizers are likewise equally effective at killing harmful bacteria and face masks ensure that no foreign particles enter your nasal tract. 

The global flare-up of COVID-19 has led to a scarcity of face masks and hand sanitizers in several places around the world. Consequently, people are finding it difficult to purchase masks and sanitizers to protect themselves from this deadly virus. But if you are running low on these supplies and want to avoid standing in queues, you can easily make sanitizers and face masks at home in a few simple steps. Keep reading to know-how! 

How to make your sanitizer at home 

Preparing hand sanitizer is a simple process. You will need: 

  • Isopropyl Alcohol 
  • Aloe Vera Gel 
  • Essential oils 
  • Funnel 
  • A plastic bottle 
  • Nitrile gloves

Pour and mix isopropyl alcohol and aloe vera gel into a single bowl. Hand sanitizers containing at least 60% of alcohol content are the most effective, you need to maintain a 2:1 ratio of isopropyl alcohol to aloe vera gel. You can add essential oils to this mixture for a pleasant smell. Mix all these ingredients thoroughly and pour the mixture into a plastic bottle using a funnel. Your homemade hand sanitizer is ready!  

How to make Face Mask at home 

Follow a few simple steps to make your own face mask: 

  • You need to download and print one mask sewing pattern which is readily available on the internet.
  • Pin and attach the cut out to the fabric and later trace and cut out the fabric piece. 
  • Next, you have to sew, clip curve along on the seam allowance, turn face mask right-side out and topstitch.
  • Lastly, stitch ear loops into the face mask by inserting elastic cords to the ear-pocket. 

This is how you can save yourself from much trouble and ensure your safety at its best.  

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