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Running low on hand sanitizer?


April 16, 2020

DAYTON–Rusty Figgins of XO Alambic, Dayton’s hometown craft distillery, says there’s a solution to running out of hand sanitizer.

It can be made at home with a few simple ingredients, Figgins says.

“A hand sanitizer can be made at home from a full bottle of Everclear or similar brand of grain spirits (95% alcohol by volume), glycerine or glycerol, hydrogen peroxide (3% concentration) and distilled water,” Figgins said.

Mix the ingredients in these proportions:

-Grain spirits, 750 ml

-3% hydrogen peroxide, 37.5 ml

-Glycerol, 13 ml

-Distilled water, 12 ml

Fill all ingredients into a one-quart spray bottle and use as a hand sanitizer and surface sterilant. Final alcohol concentration is 80% as advised by the World Health Organization for such a product, Figgins said.


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