L’The World Health Organization has published a “Guide to Local Production of Hydroalcoholic Solutions” on its website. Here are the ingredients you’ll need: 96% ethanol (equivalent to spirit alcohol, which can be found in stores), hydrogen peroxide, which is just hydrogen peroxide, available in pharmacies, and glycerol, or glycerin, which can also be found in pharmacies.

Next, the recipe is quite simple. In a clean measuring cup, measure out 833 milliliters of alcohol. Mix in 42 milliliters of hydrogen peroxide. Add to this 15 milliliters of glycerine. Top up with water until you have one liter of solution. After mixing, your homemade hydroalcoholic gel is ready.

With essential oils?

A variation is suggested on the website of the TV channel C News: pour 45 ml of aloe vera gel, a moisturizing agent with antiseptic properties that are good for the skin but also bactericidal, anti-inflammatory and antifungal, to prevent infections caused by fungi. Then add a teaspoon of vegetable oil – such as jojoba oil, flaxseed oil, or camelina oil – a moisturizing and emollient agent, to relax and soften the skin.

 For more effectiveness, you can also add 8 to 10 drops of essential oils. You can choose ravintsara oil, known for its antiviral and anti-infectious properties, tea tree oil, which is antiviral, antifungal and antiseptic, or lavender oil, for its fragrance, but also its healing and skin regenerating properties. Knowing that nothing prevents you from mixing them. Watch out: essential oils can cause allergies, it is necessary to test them on a small part of the skin before using the preparation.

 Finally, add 5 ml of alcohol at 70°C or 90°C to your preparation. Note that below 60° alcohol, the gel will not be effective against all microbes and bacteria. Then mix the whole with a whisk to homogenize, then pour the preparation in a small bottle of 30 or 50 ml according to your needs. Your hydroalcoholic gel can be kept for six months at room temperature.

The ingredients you need.

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Four products are necessary to the realization of the hydroalcoholic gel, it is about the essential oil of tea tree, the essential oil of ravintsara, the aloe vera and the alcohol to 70 °.

tea tree essential oil

Powerful antiseptic, the tea tree fights effectively against microbes and bacteria. Its essential oil has antiviral, antifungal and antiseptic properties, which is why it is used in the composition of the hydroalcoholic gel.

 ravintsara essential oil

This oil has a very strong action against viruses and has powerful anti-infectious properties. It is thus very indicated to fight against the microbes and other harmful organisms for health. Moreover, associated with the essential oil of tea tree, it develops immuno-stimulating properties and thus reinforces the immune system.