To slow the spread of coronavirus we’re being told to wash our hands more, preferably with soap and water, or failing that, with hand sanitisers.
This advice has led to people buying hand sanitisers in bulks, leaving empty shelves in supermarkets and chemists.
Dr Lisa Ackerley, a chartered Environmental Health Practitioner and Hygiene Expect says using sanitisers not only help to protect against Coronavirus infection, but the simple action of hand hygiene at key moments helps guard against other respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases.
Ingredients of our hand sanitisers:
- Vitamin E Tea Tree Oil
- Dis-Chem Essential Oils
- Medicolab Ethanol (alcohol) 90% BP
Let’s take a look at a popular one:
Combine in a bowl,
2/3 cups rubbing alcohol (99.9% isopropyl alcohol)
1/3 cup aloe vera gel
Stir. Decant into a soap or pump bottle
Give it a good shake every now and then