DIY – How to make Face Mask and Sanitizer at Home?

Posted by Monika Sharma on 21st March 2020

Coronavirus is a thing now and people are taking it more seriously. Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is the best way to make things right. Face masks and hand sanitizers are the way to go if you want to eliminate the threat of infection. If you are healthy, then use face mask in public for your own safety. And if you have symptoms then always use a mask for the safety of the ones around you. The demand for masks have risen tremendously and getting one is now a tough job. However, you can make one at home. Let us see how.

Materials needed

  • Kitchen paper towel
  • Tissue Paper
  • Rubber bands
  • A hole Punch
  • Paper masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Plastic coated wires

Steps Involved

  • Wash your hands and the tools thoroughly.
  • Place one piece of kitchen paper on top of another.
  • Put one piece of tissue paper on top of kitchen paper.
  • Cut the paper stacks in half.
  • Take both sides.
  • Punch two holes on each side.
  • Tape a plastic coated wire on to the kitchen paper side.
  • Tie rubber bands through the holes.

Even a surgical mask is recommended. However, this homemade coronavirus mask is better than having nothing to protect yourself. It is very important to know how to use the mask. You can check out verified sources on the internet to know how to use face masks. Avoid touching your face and use a mask properly to stop the spread.

When it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19, nothing beats washing hands. Now you have two options to do so, use soap and water to clean your hand or use a sanitizer to kill the germs. Any alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol is good to use. Due to rapid spread of Coronavirus disease, alcohol hand sanitizers are difficult to get. The good news is you can prepare them at home.

Materials required

  • Three-fourth cup of Iso propyl or rubbing alcohol (99 percent alcohol volume)
  • One-fourth cup of Aloe Vera gel
  • Essential oils or lemon juice

How to prepare?

  • Pour all the ingredients into a clean bowl.
  • Mix with a clean spoon and then beat with a whisk to turn it into a gel.
  • Pour in a clean bottle.

Homemade sanitizers should be used only when you are not able to buy hand sanitizer from a verified brand. Use of these homemade sanitizers should be restricted to adults only. Use the hand sanitizer properly. Rub in on your palm, back of the hand, and under the nails for 30 to 60 seconds or until dry. Use of soap and water should be the top priority and hand sanitizers should be used only soap and water are not available. Stay safe, spread awareness among your people, and share this blog with friends and family. And, of course, send gifts online to cheer them up.

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