The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has skyrocketed the demand for hand sanitizer and depleted supplies across the globe. Many PROs are struggling to find vendors for sanitizer, among other supplies. This is a problem with customers demanding it to maintain proper hand hygiene to combat the spread of the virus.
If you are having trouble keeping hand sanitizer stocked for your portable restroom business, an alternative is to make it yourself. The infographic below provides an overview of how to make a 10-liter/2.6-gallon batch of hand sanitizer. For a more detailed summary from the World Health Organization (WHO), click here.
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Pour either 8333 mL/2.2 gal. of Ethanol 96% OR 7515 mL/2 gal. of Isopropyl Alcohol 99.8% into a large container.
Add 417 mL/1 ¾ cup of Hydrogen Peroxide 3%.
Add 145 mL/½ cup + 1 ¾ Tbsp. of Glycerol 98%. Glycerol is very viscous, so it may be necessary to rinse the pouring container with sterile distilled OR cold boiled water to get it all into the mixture.
Add sterile distilled OR cold boiled water until the solution reaches the 10 L/2.6 gal. mark.
Gently shake or mix the solution.
Seal the large container or divide the solution into smaller sealed containers and allow to sit 72 hours before using.