Every surface you touch can be a potential place where a dangerous virus or bacteria is lurking. In today’s don of the Covid – 19 pandemic, this topic is especially important. Door handles, doorknobs, railings at home, on public transport, elevator knobs, switches, cell phones, money, and who knows what else – all of these can put you at risk of infection. For this reason, disinfectants are disappearing at lightning speed from pharmacies, drugstores and other stores. And when they are, their prices have skyrocketed. If we don’t want to spend large sums on store-bought disinfectant, we can make it at home.
Yes, alcohol is a very effective means of killing both bacteria and viruses. However, keep in mind that alcohol is drying. Therefore, if you use it very often, your skin will become dry, peeling. This can be partially solved by using essential oil as a moisturizing agent. If you have soap and water within easy reach, avoid disinfecting.
- Medical Alcohol 99% – 2/3 of a glass
- Or Ethyl Alcohol – 1/3 of a glass
- Aloe vera gel – 1/3 of a glass
- Essential oil – can be vanilla, orange, mint, whatever smells good to you
Now just mix all the ingredients in some container, mix thoroughly and pour into a suitable container. A spray bottle or a bottle with a small opening is best. That’s all. Or here’s another recipe.
- Alcohol based calendula tincture
- Pure water – in a 1:1 ratio with tincture
- Glycerin – 1 tsp
- Aloe vera gel – 1 tsp
- Lemon essential oil – 5 – 6 drops
Now mix all the ingredients and stir properly. Pour into a spray bottle or a bottle with small opening and you are done. And one more recipe, a little different.
- Distilled water – 100ml
- Alcohol – 20ml
- Fluid coconut oil – 5ml
- Cinnamon essential oil – 5 drops
- Clove essential oil – 5 drops
Mix the alcohol with water, then add the other ingredients and mix thoroughly. Again, pour into a spray bottle, and you are ready to use. You can also make a disinfectant without alcohol. It is not less effective, but it is more gentle on your skin.
- Vilin – 1.5 teaspoons – a tree that grows in Asia, and our ancestors used it
- Aloe vera gel – 1 jar
- Tea tree oil – 30 drops – the famous Tea tree oil
- Mint or lavender essential oil – 5 – 6 drops
Mix everything, stir thoroughly, pour into a spray bottle or bottle and you are ready to use. And here is another recipe.
- Chamomile or calendula infusion – leave to cool – 100ml
- Aloe vera gel – 50ml
- Tea tree oil – 5 – 6 drops
- Levandula oil – 5 – 6 drops
- Vitamin E ( liquid) – 6 drops
Mix the individual ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour into a bottle or spray bottle and you are ready for use. Remember, if you have water and soap on hand, disinfecting should come second.