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Raag Venkat creates homemade hand sanitizer

Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are in short supply due to the novel COVID-19 pandemic. No need to panic. We’re here to tell you how to make your own.

Homemade hand sanitizer


  • Aloe Vera gel
  • Isopropyl alcohol 91 percent (rubbing alcohol)
  • Scented essential oil
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Empty container


  • Add 1/3 cup of Aloe Vera gel to the bowl
  • Mix in 2/3 cup of rubbing alcohol
  • Add eight to ten drops of scented essential oil
  • Combine all the ingredients and put them into an empty container

Homemade disinfectant wipes


  • Water
  • Isopropyl alcohol 91 percent (rubbing alcohol)
  • Dawn dish soap
  • Ammonia
  • 24 rags


  • Cut the rags into four by six inch squares
  • Mix one cup of water, 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol, two tablespoons of dish soap and two tablespoons of ammonia in a bowl
  • Pour the mixture over the cut-up rags
  • Let the rags soak for an hour
  • Use the rags like Clorox wipes and wash after use