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12 Apr 2020

How to Make Hand Sanitizer According to WHO

How to Make Hand Sanitizer According to WHO - The Coronavirus pandemic is expanding. People around the world are competing to find ways to avoid contracting COVID-19.

One of the easy ways to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus is by using a hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizers can clean and reduce germs on the hands.

However, this hand sanitizer should only be used when under limited conditions, such as when having difficulty finding clean water.

Also, keep in mind to always buy hand sanitizer products on the market that have been registered with the Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM).

As a way to overcome the scarcity of hand sanitizers due to high demand, the World Health Organization (WHO) has published how to make hand sanitizers that are easy to do.

Reporting from the CDC website, hand sanitizers must contain at least 60 percent alcohol to work effectively. 

How to Make Hand Sanitizers According to WHO

There are two formulas given by WHO, namely using glycerol and ethanol.

Glycerol is used as a humectant (keeping moisture) of the skin. Then mixed with hydrogen peroxide, which can overcome contaminated bacteria.

Besides glycerol, WHO also recommends the use of ethanol.

For the record, keep in mind how to make a hand sanitizer, because it uses chemicals.

Referring to the process of making the WHO version, you have to wait about 72 hours for the homemade hand sanitizer to be ready for use. summarizes from WHO, how to make the World Health Organization version of the hand sanitizer to prevent the spread of COVID-19 :


Cleaning hands with hand sanitizers is a routine activity for the editorial crews and other divisions at (Helmi Fitriansyah)

Used to make 10 Liter Hand Sanitizer

Formula 1

  1. Ethanol 96 percent around 8,333 ml
  2. 3 percent hydrogen peroxide around 417 ml
  3. Glycerol 98 percent is around 145 ml
  4. Distilled water or cold boiled water

Formula 2

  1. 99.8 percent of isopropyl alcohol is around 7,515 ml
  2. 3 percent hydrogen peroxide around 417 ml
  3. Glycerol 98 percent is about 145 ml
  4. Distilled water or cold boiled water

Used Tools

Required Tools

  1. 10-liter glass bottle or bottle with screw plug
  2. Plastic jerry can measure 50 liters of polyethylene, which is transparent to see the liquid level
  3. Stainless steel tank with a capacity of 80-100 liters
  4. Sodet wood, plastic, or metal to stir the mixture
  5. Measuring tube
  6. Measuring cup, plastic or metal funnel
  7. Plastic bottles with leak-proof caps measuring 100 ml
  8. 500 ml glass or plastic bottle with a screw cap
  9. Alcoholmeter, temperature scale at the bottom and ethanol concentration (percentage v / v) at the top

Ways of making

How to make a hand sanitizer according to WHO standards:
  1. Prepare 10 glass or plastic 10-liter bottles with screw caps.
  2. Choose the formula you want to make according to the measurements in the jerry can.
  3. Add hydrogen peroxide to the jerry cans.
  4. Add glycerol to jerry cans. Glycerol has thick and sticky properties on the measuring cup. Clean the measuring cup with distilled water or boiled water.
  5. Pour about 10 liters of jerry can, and add 1 liter of distilled water.
  6. Stir until evenly mixed.
  7. Finally, immediately divide 500 or 100 ml plastic bottles. Store up to 72 hours before use.

By knowing the alternative version of WHO, you can apply it at home when you have difficulty getting hand sanitizer conditions or experiencing price increases.

Once again emphasized, hand sanitizer is only as an alternative replacement if it is difficult to find water and soap to clean hands.

The use of hand sanitizers, in the long run, will make your skin experience health problems, such as dry and sensitive skin. Hand sanitizers have a variety of chemicals that are at risk of causing interference with the functioning of the skeletal muscles and the human heart.

Alcohol is also believed to increase bacterial resistance. Therefore, the use of hand sanitizers is better used when it is difficult to find water and soap.

Source: WHO, CDC, Popsci

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