Since the spread of Coronavirus in the U.S., sales of hand sanitizer have skyrocketed 73% and prices have soared to $400 for a 24-pack.* Now, most stores are either sold out or have very limited supplies. While basic soap-and-water hand washing is the most effective way to reduce germs and curb disease transmission, hand sanitizer can be used as a convenient alternative. Following are instructions on how to make your own.
NOTE: Hand sanitizer is only effective if one rubs their hands thoroughly for 20 seconds, then allows them to dry. Squirting a few drops into your hands and then wiping them off will not do the job. CDC recommends sanitizing hands throughout the day, especially after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose, etc.
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