Information is from House Representative Rob Wittman’s office.
Guidance for homemade hand sanitizer: Dr. James Palmieri, the Associate Professor for Microbiology and Immunology at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VT Campus) gave the following guidance about creating homemade hand sanitizer with common household items that are also obtainable in pharmacies or supermarket chains.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Go to the sunburn product area at your local pharmacy and purchase aloe vera gel ($3-$6)
- Buy a bottle of 70% isopropyl alcohol ($1-$2) (or higher percentage isopropyl alcohol 91% is in image)
- Buy tea tree oil — a popular antibacterial essential oil ($4-$6)
- In a container that has a lid: Create a 50/50 mix of isopropyl alcohol and aloe vera gel
- Put in 2-3 drops of tea tree oil
- Shake for 1 minute
- Ready for use
Dr. Palmieri still recommends washing your hands 20 times a day and use the isopropyl alcohol to wipe down your keyboard and cell phones. He also suggests buying baby wipes to clean surfaces.
Information is from House Representative Rob Wittman’s office sent via email.