Kill germs with 2 ingredients

When making homemade hand sanitizer, best to use 99% isopropyl alcohol

Not a drop of hand sanitizer to be found? You might be able to make your own at home. Watch the video for a simple, two-ingredient recipe. ***PLEASE NOTE: Most effective with 99% isopropyl alcohol.

SAN ANTONIO – No hand sanitizer? If you can round up two ingredients, you can make it yourself at home (recipe below).

Adeina Anderson, of Creative Lifestyles with Adeina, shares how to make a simple hand sanitizer recipe in the comfort and safety of your own home.

Related: Will homemade hand sanitizer protect you?

Anderson also shared crafts and do-it-yourself games to keep the kids busy at home. Watch the video above to learn how to make them!

*According to the CDC, alcohol-based hand sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of microbes on hands in some situations, but sanitizers do not eliminate all types of germs.


• Isopropyl alcohol (It is best to use a bottle of 99% isopropyl alcohol)

• Aloe vera


Fill up plastic container with three-quarters 99% isopropyl alcohol, one-quarter aloe vera. From there you can add glitter or a few drops of essential oil for your favorite scent.

WARNING: Experts note that if you don’t mix the right amounts of alcohol to aloe vera, you could damage your skin.

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About the Author:

Diana Winters is a San Antonio-area native, Emmy award-winning and GLAAD-nominated journalist who loves the Alamo City. She is the executive producer of SA Live, creator of South Texas PRIDE and co-creator of Texas Eats.