In the days following the World Health Organization’s announcement of this global pandemic, household items like toilet paper, soap, and hand sanitizer flew off the shelves. With such high demand, many of these items are in short supply across the globe. The good news is that you can actually make your own hand soaps and cleansers with a few key ingredients right at home.
Glycerin is a plant-based derivative that’s used as a base in soaps, lotions, and other cosmetics. It’s a mildly sticky solution that’s hydrating for your skin and helps to thicken liquid solutions. It can be used for many DIY beauty and household recipes including homemade skin-soothing soaps and hand cleansers.
Please note, while there are lots of DIY recipes available online, hand sanitizer is not a substitute for hand washing. The best way to keep germs, including the coronavirus, off your hands, is to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. If your household is running low on soaps, consider these easy recipes to help you and your family stay clean.