Homemade hand sanitizer Official WHO recipe (Amuchina type) Quick and easy recipe
Homemade Amuchina type hand sanitizer: always needed outside the home if you need to wash your hands. In recent days with the health emergency of the Corona Virus, hand disinfectants are nowhere to be found, supermarkets and various shops do not have them and whoever has them sells them at an unreasonable price! But it is possible to prepare a hand sanitizer at home with very few ingredients: on the website of the World Health Organization there are the quantities, the ingredients and the procedure to prepare an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (just like Amuchina gel ). The only difference is that the consistency is not gelatinous but liquid. It is important to close the cap of the bottle used well to avoid the evaporation of the alcohol and consequently the ineffectiveness of the product.
ATTENTION: it is an alcohol-based product so all the necessary precautions and precautions must be taken:
- Keep out of reach of children
- do not drink the product
- do not inhale
- avoid contact with eyes if wash them immediately and for a long time with fresh water
- the product is flammable, keep it away from heat sources and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun.
Below the VIDEO: How to prepare the HAND DISINFECTANT at home (like Amuchina) Official recipe of the WHO
NOTES: I used the procedure present on the WHO website, and this product was born with the idea of being used in disadvantaged areas of the world, for health workers who need a more accurate disinfection. It is useful in all situations where there is no way to find soap and water
Ingredients for 200 ml
- 166 gr of ethyl alcohol (96%) for food use
- 8 gr of hydrogen peroxide
- 3 gr of glycerine
- 23 gr of distilled water (or boiled water and left to cool)
How to prepare the hand sanitizer with WHO official recipe:
- If you use distilled water skip this step. If you use tap water then bring it to a boil, turn off the heat and put it in a clean glass container (even a glass) cover it with cling film and let it cool to room temperature. Keep the water aside.
- Use a container practical clean to be used outside the home (an emptied bottle of water, or if you prefer a spray bottle, if it had other products inside, wash it well and / or sterilize it in boiling water).
- Proceed with the preparation. Weigh the various ingredients and pour into the bottle that will contain the hand sanitizer before thealcohol, then thehydrogen peroxide, then the glycerine -I used a new syringe to take the 4 g of glycerin- (as seen in the video). Finally we add thewater (distilled or previously boiled and left to cool).
- close the cap and mix the ingredients.
- on the WHO website recommends wait 72 hours before use, the hydrogen peroxide is thus able to neutralize the bacterial spores potentially present in the bottle and / or in the water. I think it is a warning linked above all to the places where this hand sanitizer is most used (Africa and disadvantaged areas of the world, where perfectly clean water and products are quite difficult to find). If you are using sterile products and containers, I believe this step can be skipped.
- Close the bottle well because the alcohol content is very volatile, evaporating the hand sanitizer would lose its effectiveness!
Source: World Health Organization https://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/Guide_to_Local_Production.pdf
Warnings and advice for use fromHigher Institute of Health: https://www.iss.it/?p=5249