How to make your own hand sanitzer that is CDC compliant for use!
We are actively working on developing a hand sanitzer to bring to the marketplace. We are dialing in our scent profiles and label designs which will take a few weeks to come together. In the meantime, we want to teach you how to make your own and how to safely use/dilute your alcohol so that the final product is above 65% alcohol content as the CDC recommends.
Here is what you'll need. You can cut this in half, quarter, etc. Just be sure to reduce all parts accordingly. Below I explain the how to dilute your Everclear (or isopropyl) if they are above 70%. This will make your alcohol stock last longer and is safer to apply to the system than those with higher content.
750ml (3 cups) - 190 proof (95%) Everclear
210ml (Almost 1 cup) - Aloe Gel ( you can also use soft soap here)
60ml ( 4 Tblsp) - Lavender essential oil (Or whatever EO you like, or combine up to 60ml)
Add all ingredients together and blend well. Distribute into your container of choice. Label and use!
I can hear you - "But I don't have graduated cylinders and don't know how to measure this!" This is an easy fix. Google has all the conversion options you will need, I included the conversions above so its easy for you.
More details, including how to dilute your alcohol if needed.
First, you must have at LEAST 65% alcohol. Options here can be 70% Isopropyl, 91% Isopropyl (You MUST dilute this before applying to the skin), or Everclear 95%. Starting with ANYTHING that has less than 140 Proof or 70% will not be effective. example, adding 'more' vodka because it's content is 50% does NOT increase that potency.
The formula to dilute is as follows: C1*V1 = C2*V2 where C= Concentration and V = Volume. So our example will include a 750ml bottle of 190 proof Everclear( 95%). I want my final concentration at 70%.
We will plug these numbers in to the formula to find our final volume:
C1 = Everclear 95%
V1 = 750 ml
95% * 750ml = 70% * V2
Do the multiplication
712.5 = 70% * V2
Divide both sides by 70%
V2 = 1,017.9 ml - This is the total volume of our hand sanitizer. Subtract V1 (the starting volume of our Everclear)
1,017.9ml - 750ml = 267.9ml
So, by adding a volume of 268 ml of water, aloe gel, and/or soft soap and essential oils (not more than 6% by content!) you are diluting the alcohol to the 70% concentration. Adding more of anything other than Everclear dilutes the alcohol content reducing how effective the sanitizer is.