We’re living in an era where everyone is more anxious than ever about limiting the spread of viruses and germs. This means the demand for hand sanitizer has skyrocketed and will remain sky-high for the foreseeable future. The good news is, homemade hand sanitizer can be just as effective as the store-bought stuff that’s flying off the shelves all over the world. With only two ingredients, you can make your own right at home in just a few simple steps.


1. First things first: gather your supplies

You will need:

  • An empty and clean soap dispenser or pump bottle
  • A mixing bowl or liquid measuring cup with a spout for easy pouring
  • A funnel or a folded paper plate
  • A spoon to stir

Sanitize all supplies that will come into contact with your homemade hand sanitizer. You can do this either by running them through the dishwasher or, if your supplies are heat-safe, boiling them for about five minutes.

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