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How to make hand sanitiser at home

A woman has shared simple hack to make your own hand sanitiser in less than five minutes.  

Stephanie Gibri, from Montreal, filmed a DIY-tutorial for her YouTube page, showing you only need aloe vera and rubbing alcohol and essential oils to make the much coveted gel.

It comes as the supermarket shelves have been stripped bare with hand sanitiser selling out amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic which has infected more than 850,000 people worldwide. 

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Stephanie Gibri, from Montreal, filmed a DIY-tutorial for her YouTube page, showing you only need aloe vera and rubbing alcohol and essential oils to make the much coveted gel. In the video, the professional golfer, 27, extracts aloe vera gel from a plant, saying she's unable to get her hands on it herself.

Speaking about the video, she said: 'I first came up with the idea of making your own hand sanitiser when they were out of stock everywhere and it's really easy to make'

HOW TO MAKE HAND SANITISER AT HOME 

Stephanie explained:  'All you need is aloe vera gel, rubbing alcohol (over sixty per cent is preferable), a container to put it in, and to add some scents, you'll need an essential oil (optional).

'Step one: Mix one cup of aloe vera gel with two cups of rubbing alcohol. 

'Step two: Mix in twenty to twenty-five drops of an essential oil of choice.

'Step three: Funnel the mixture into small containers. Now you can enjoy your at-home mixture of hand sanitiser.

In the video, the professional golfer, 27, extracts aloe vera gel from a plant, saying she's unable to get her hands on it herself.

She then adds a drop of Vitamin E oil, and 25-45 drops of essential oils, to make the gel smell nice.

After blending it all together, she adds two cups of rubbing alcohol with one cup of aloe vera mix and whisks it all together.

Stephanie then puts the mix in small bottles.      

Speaking about the video, she said: 'I first came up with the idea of making your own hand sanitiser when they were out of stock everywhere and it's really easy to make.'

'I love DIY projects, and took the opportunity to share that part of myself and add value to other people's lives so they can stay safe and germ-free.

'I've received a lot of positive reactions from this video, and requests for more DIY projects and I can't wait to get started on them. 

The World Health Organisation (WHO) which has its own sanitiser concentrate recipe available, calls for 96 percent-proof ethanol (8,333ml), hydrogen peroxide three percent (417ml) and 98 percent glycerol (145ml).

The ethanol, or alcohol, kills the protein that surrounds the virus, disabling it before it can infect you.

The glycerol moisturises hands because alcohol can dry out your skin, and the hydrogen peroxide kills any remaining bacteria that might have grown while you made the recipe.

There is currently no known evidence to say that essential oils like lavender and tea tree will help stop the spread of this particular virus, so any DIY recipe containing only these ingredients is ineffective.

WHO is still strongly suggesting that people wash their hands with soap and water and use wipes and hand sanitiser as a last resort when they're on the go.

Stephanie said: ''I love DIY projects, and took the opportunity to share that part of myself and add value to other people's lives so they can stay safe and germ-free.'

Stephanie says that a way to get out of the coronavirus hump is to find new goals in life to focus on and 'just do it'. She is pictured making aloe vera hand sanistiser 

'Honestly, I think most of us are struggling with not having something to do and motivating ourselves out of bed, and that's okay' Stephanie explained

'I have 3,890 views on my DIY Hand Sanitiser, which is my most viewed video only YouTube channel and it has helped me to expand my horizons from my regular golf videos.'

Stephanie says that a way to get out of the coronavirus hump is to find new goals in life to focus on and 'just do it'.

'A few people haven't been able to find rubbing alcohol over sixty per cent; you can put rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle, add some essential oils and use it as a spray on your hands,' she said.

Stephanie, pictured doing yoga, shared the easy hack for making hand sanitiser at home 

Stephanie is a professional golfer and usually posts videos and golf and travel, she is pictured in front f an artistic sculpture

'Honestly, I think most of us are struggling with not having something to do and motivating ourselves out of bed, and that's okay.

'We need to give ourselves credit and say, "it's okay to feel this way, I'm not the only one". As soon as we accept it, we can move forward.

'Re-focus on a house project or personal goal and Nike said it best, "just do it". There is a light at the end of the tunnel, we just can't lose sight of it and remember it's going to be over soon.' 

It comes as scientists revealed the UK could already have had 1.8million coronavirus patients with one in every 37 people having caught the disease.   

Speaking about the coronavirus pandemic, Stephanie (pictured in the bath with her dog) said: 'Re-focus on a house project or personal goal and Nike said it best, "just do it". There is a light at the end of the tunnel, we just can't lose sight of it and remember it's going to be over soon.'

Stephanie is a professional golfer and often shares glamourous shots from the golf course

In Spain a staggering one in every seven people - 7.5million citizens - are predicted to have had the COVID-19 illness already, along with 10 per cent of Italians.

Researchers at Imperial College London, led by government adviser Professor Neil Ferguson, have studied coronavirus outbreaks across Europe to predict their true scales. 

Many millions of people are believed to have caught the virus and recovered at home, putting the infection tolls in the UK, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, France, Austria, Denmark, Germany and Norway considerably higher than the World Health Organization total of 366,000. 

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