I recently did a video on how many of the DIY hand sanitizer recipes out there don’t work, and a lot of people had the same questions… here are the answers to the most common ones! Includes a demo of the alcohol calculator.
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Original DIY hand sanitizer video: https://youtu.be/WVvtF5uOX3Q
In this video:
1:01 Issues with DIY sanitizers
2:19 Can I add aloe vera/moisturiser/vitamin E oil/whatever to my hand sanitizer?
4:15 Where is the link to the alcohol calculator?
4:27 How do you use the alcohol calculator?
5:23 Will ingredients other than alcohol sanitise hands?
5:35 Is alcohol-based hand sanitizer better or soap and water?
5:54 What’s the difference between ethanol and isopropanol?
6:29 Alcohol concentration is just enough?
6:44 Alcohol concentration is too low?
7:06 Methylated spirits?
7:25 Can you use detergent instead of soap to wash your hands?
7:59 How can you disinfect surfaces?
8:38 Ways to boost your immune system?
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WHO hand sanitizer recipes: https://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/Guide_to_Local_Production.pdf
Alcohol content calculator: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/191D9TTHEJtSrB1OkPr1vw6ItPXFvbbl5–2rHLb9F2M/copy
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COVID-19 info from the WHO: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
US CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
Australian Health Department: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert
Flattening the curve: https://www.vox.com/2020/3/10/21171481/coronavirus-us-cases-quarantine-cancellation
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