Why you shouldn’t make your own hand sanitizer at home

Major health agencies and experts agree that making your own hand sanitizer at home isn’t smart. There are better ways to protect yourself from the coronavirus.

You don’t need to use hand sanitizer for viruses if you have access to soap and water to clean your hands. The most important ingredient in hand sanitizer is 91% or 99% isopropyl alcohol – this is likely just as difficult to get as hand sanitizer. Substituting something like vodka is a 40% alcohol and will not be effective at killing viruses.