ISPP 2015

Career Opportunities in Pharmacy
How To Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer


IF YOU’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR HAND SANITIZER, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. SINCE THE FIRST CORONAVIRUS CASE WAS CONFIRMED IN NEW YORK CITY, BOTTLES HAVE BEEN FLYING OFF THE SHELVES. NICK CALOWAY SHOWS HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN. Reporter: IN MIDTOWN, HAND SANITIZER IS A HOT SELLER. THE PHARMACY GOT A SHIPMENT YESTERDAY AND IT WAS GONE IN 45 MINUTES. FOR MANY CUSTOMERS, IT’S THE ONLY THING ON THEIR LIST. MY WIFE SENT ME ON A MISSION FOR HAND SANITIZER. SHE WANTED PURELL AND THEY HAD NONE. I WANTED TO RESTOCK. Reporter: AT THE CVS DOWN THE STREET, THE PURELL SHELVES ARE EMPTY AND SOME RETAIL WEBSITES ARE SOLD OUT OR SELLING THEM WITH HUGE MARKUPS. THERE IS ANOTHER WAY TO GET BY UNTIL SHELVES ARE RESTOCK. YOU PUT THIS IN LIKE THAT. Reporter: IT’S EASIER THAN YOU THINK TO MAKE YOUR OWN HAND SANITIZER. TWO MAIN INGREDIENTS, BOWS EASILY FOUND, TWO THIRDS OF A CUP OF RUBBING ALCOHOL AND ONE THIRD CUP OF ALOE VERA GEL. ESSENTIAL OIL IS OPTIONAL. DO IT LITTLE BY LITTLE. PUT IN THE ALCOHOL AND THEN THE ALOE VERA GEL. Reporter: THE END RESULT NEEDS 60% ALCOHOL AND YOU CAN PUT IT IN A TRAVEL CONTAINER AND BRING IT TO WORK OR SCHOOL AND IT’S A GOOD SUBSTITUTE UNTIL THE REAL STUFF IS RESTOCK. PURELL IS FINE, IF YOU CAN FIND IT. IN THE INTERIM, IF YOU DON’T HAVE PURELL, YOU CAN DO THIS AND IT’S NOT A PROBLEM. Reporter: HAND SANITIZER IS THE SECOND BEST WAY TO KEEP YOUR HANDS GERM-FREE. THE CDC RECOMMENDS TO WASH WITH OLD-FASHIONED SOAP AND WATER WHEN POSSIBLE. NICK CALOWAY, CBS NEWS. JUST LIKE STORE-BOUGHT

4 thoughts on “How To Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

  1. Can’t be too careful, this
    corona situation is looking bad, I read book on Amazon title: ‘Lockdown
    Prepping for 2020/1 Corona Virus Covid-19 Complete Guide Act Now!’ it has over
    80+ things you really need to get, not just food and water for home etc…it
    lists things for backpack

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