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Making your own hand sanitizer is stupid easy

It's likely you have the ingredients in your home right now
Hand sanitizer is simple to make at home, with basic ingredients. Photo Shutterstock

If you're like me, you're choked about not being able to find necessities like bath tissue and hand sanitizer in grocery stores - or even on Amazon - right now. 

As a subscriber to B.C. company VSSL's newsletter, I was pleasantly surprised when a tip in this week's edition included "Pro tips for uncertain times."

One of those tips being a very simple recipe for hand sanitizer gel.

The company's founder, Todd Weimer, is a survival expert. He created VSSL a few years back when he had the idea for the ultimate survival kit.

The great thing about his dead-simple recipe is that it's fairly likely you've got the ingredients for it lurking in your medicine cabinet:

To make 1 Cup:
2/3 cup rubbing alcohol
1/3 cup aloe vera gel

"Mix those 2 together, put that into your empty sanitizer bottle and you’re restocked. Feel free to add a few drops of essential oils if you want to level up your home remedy with a more pleasant smell."

That's it.

Of course this isn't the only recipe making the rounds right now. A quick search on YouTube shows a number of other recipes and approaches, as well as ways to make spray-on sanitizer.

Go forth, and even if you don't have sanitizer make sure to wash your hands with soap, often.