How to make your own face masks, disinfectant wipes and hand sanitiser

In times like these, it’s vital to maintain high levels of hygiene and sanitisation. While the best way to prevent the spread of diseases is to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water, it definitely doesn’t hurt to ramp up on other cleaning methods as well. From disinfectant wipes to hand sanitisers, here are three DIY solutions to try, especially if your nearest store has run out of supplies. Stay safe and healthy people, let’s keep Covid-19 and all other viruses at bay.

Disinfectant wipes

Instead of leaving the comfort of your own home to purchase disinfectant wipes, try making some yourself. Start by halving a paper towel roll and placing it in an airtight container. Then, mix one cup of water with half a tablespoon of bleach. Pour the solution over your roll, remove the cardboard piece in the center, and start pulling out your homemade disinfectant wipes. As long as your paper towel roll is perforated, you shouldn’t have any issues retrieving your towels.

Face masks

Although donning a face mask is in no way a guarantee that you won’t fall ill, when used correctly, masks can help limit the spread of diseases. So check out the video above to learn how you can make your own fabric face mask that has an additional layer of protection thanks to a filter pocket. Can’t sew or don’t own a sewing machine? Then take a look at this super simple, no-sewing-required face mask tutorial instead.

Hand sanitiser

The good ol’ fashion way of washing hands with soap and water may be the best way to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, but in the event you don’t have access to clean water, bust out your hand sanitiser. Make your own by mixing together rubbing alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, aloe vera gel and essential oil. Watch Rachel Ray learn how to make a bottle from scratch with the help of a certified medical professional.