The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us more than ever to keep ourselves safe from pandemic scale pathogens. Using a coconut oil DIY hand sanitizer may just be the thing to help in the age of hand-washing and social-distancing.
Our previous soap blog emphasized the importance of proper hand-washing with clean and natural coconut oil soap to help combat environmental hazards with efficacy against viruses while also keeping your body clean and moisturized, to maintain overall health and wellness.
Even though one of main things the CDC states is to wash your hands frequently, there are times when this isn’t possible. You may not always have access to wash your hands with soap and water, especially when interacting with different environments and surfaces throughout your day.
You may touch hundreds of items a day without thinking twice about it.
In essence, it would be quite exhausting if you had to wash your hands every time you touched something foreign.
Luckily, there are many disinfectant solutions on the market with antimicrobial properties. Hand sanitizer allows you to disinfect from germs you come into contact with such as door knobs, gas pumps, writing tools, and whatever else you may find daunting to touch.
It may seem overwhelming after first when you realize everything you touch may be potentially dangerous. You may even be touching your face, fixing your mask, and itching your eyes without realizing you may be distributing germs, leaving a harmful possibility of sickness to yourself and others within each pathogen’s wake.
Basic disinfecting is a key part of keeping your and others safe.
With the pandemic still looming all over the globe, we’ve provided instructions to make your own coconut oil DIY hand sanitizer that you can take with you wherever you go.
It is nice to know that you can take small and sufficient steps to make it harder to potentially obtain an infectious disease. Having a hand sanitizer with you at all times in a portable pump or spray bottle is an essential item in the world today.
Why Use Coconut Oil for a Natural Hand Sanitizer
Disinfecting everything and washing your hands with soap is a key part of daily habits to maintain. But oftentimes, this can leave our hands cracked, dry, and brittle, leaving you with irritated skin. These cracks make it easier for bacteria to get inside your body.
Coconut oil is known for being naturally antibacterial with antifungal properties and for being soothing and moisturizing. So why not try using it in hand sanitizer as a natural disinfectant?
Most hand sanitizers can be irritating, so being able to use a key ingredient like coconut oil as a soothing agent can really help relieve your dry skin and that cracked-knuckle feeling and prevent germs from seeping into places where they don’t belong.
Because coconut oil is one of the commonly-accepted natural antiviral ingredients, it made sense to include it within our sanitizer recipe.
Here is a simple two ingredient recipe you can implement today to continue your efforts in protecting yourself from undesired pandemic pathogens safely.
Plus, you’ll relieve your mind from undue pandemic stress.
Coconut Oil DIY Hand Sanitizer Instructions
- 1. Find a suitable and portable container to use such as spray bottles, pumps, or tubes. (Recycle Kapuluan Coconut Oil Portable Mini Tubes for an eco-friendly ready-to-use reusable bottle option!)
- 2. Fill ⅔ of a container or bottle with isopropyl alcohol or rubbing alcohol. (Alcohol needs to be at least 60% to be effective).
- 3. Add ⅓ of Kapuluan Coconut Oil to top off the container, and mix thoroughly.
And, that is it. Easy, right?
As you can see this is a super simple coconut oil DIY hand sanitizer that’s really easy to implement into your everyday routine. The isopropyl alcohol is an effective disinfectant, and the natural ingredient of coconut oil makes it the perfect homemade hand sanitizer with moisturizing properties.
If you would like to add a natural scent on top of the magical scent of coconuts, you can always add a few drops of your favorite essential oils. Why not try a soothing lavender essential oil, disinfecting tea tree oil, or refreshing lemon essential oil blend, for added benefits. Of course, this step is completely optional.
Coconut Oil: The Great DIY Add-In!
As the world moves forward with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is nice to know that a moisturizing, soothing, and antibacterial natural hand sanitizer with antimicrobial properties is easy to obtain and make yourself when you don’t have access to soap or traditional hand sanitizers or sanitizer sprays.
All too often, you may run into a situation where a hand sanitizer has completely flown off the shelves at the store and sold out within minutes due to the hyper awareness of this time.
Having to continually hunt down hand sanitizer may also be time consuming and exhausting.
Mercifully, you now have a homemade coconut oil DIY hand sanitizer option.
However, If you do manage to find commercial hand sanitizer in the market, add some Kapuluan Coconut Oil to make it a more moisturizing and less drying solution while still crushing those pesky pathogens!
No matter how you choose to implement and use Kapuluan Coconut Oil, your hands—and your health—will definitely be grateful that you did in the long run!
Stay safe and healthy, friends!