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 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 keeping your body clean and moisturized to maintain overall health and wellness.
Even though one of the 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.
It would be 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. For example, hand sanitizer allows you to disinfect germs you come into contact with, such as door knobs, gas pumps, writing tools, and anything you find daunting to touch.
It may initially seem overwhelming 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 vital part of keeping you 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 potentially make it harder to obtain an infectious disease. For example, having a hand sanitizer with you at all times in a portable pump or spray bottle is an essential item today.
Why Use Coconut Oil for a Natural Hand Sanitizer
Disinfecting everything and washing your hands with soap is vital to maintaining daily habits. But often, this can leave our hands cracked, dry, and brittle, leaving us 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 soothing and moisturizing. So why not try using it in hand sanitizer as a natural disinfectant?
Most hand sanitizers can be irritating, so using a key ingredient like coconut oil as a soothing agent can 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 for 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 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 easy to implement into your everyday routine. 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 want 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. For added benefits, why not try a soothing lavender essential oil, disinfecting tea tree oil, or refreshing lemon essential oil blend? Of course, this step is entirely 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 wholly flown off the shelves at the store and sold out within minutes due to the hyper-awareness of this time.
Having to hunt down hand sanitizer continually may also be time-consuming and exhausting.
Mercifully, you now have a homemade coconut oil DIY hand sanitizer option.
However, If you 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 implement and use Kapuluan Coconut Oil, your hands and health will be grateful that you did it in the long run!
Stay safe and healthy, friends!