Protective equipment and disinfectants are still a scarce commodity, so people are looking for ways to make them at home. The World Health Organization (WHO) has responded to this need and has published a disinfection manual.
You can not get the raw materials in one place, but they should have them in shops that are open even in quarantine – pharmacies and drugstores – in this case, the residents of smaller villages and towns, where the drugstore is usually associated with the sale of paints and varnishes.
What do you need to make a disinfectant?
- pure alcohol: ie 96% ethanol or 99,8% isopropyl alcohol (you can buy it in drugstore, paint and varnish shop)
- 3% hydrogen peroxide (available at the pharmacy)
- 98% glycerol (perhaps known as glycerin and available from a pharmacy)
- sterilized or boiled water
- a clean and boiled container with a cap
- measuring cup, syringe (if you don’t have it, you can do it without it, but it will make work easier)
The WHO published exact production ratios equal to ten liters of disinfectant, but only a few people will make such a dose, so we have adapted the ratios to produce one liter of disinfectant gel.
How to Make a Disinfectant Gel at home
Prepare 833 ml of alcohol (or 752 ml of isopropyl alcohol) and pour it into at least a liter container.
Slowly mix 42 ml of hydrogen peroxide and mix well together. Then add 15 ml of glycerol – it is better to use a syringe because it is very thick and without it it is not easy to measure this dose.
When you have done this, fill the mixture with boiled water to a liter, close the container and mix well.
At this point, you can pour into smaller bottles that you can carry with you.
The solution should be allowed to stand for three days, but works immediately if necessary.
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