Can Soap Mixed With Alcohol Be Used As A Hand Sanitizer?
Morning …. Is liquid soap mixed with 70% alcohol can be used as a substitute for hand sanitaizer. Thank you …
Hello Dirhanto, Thank you for the question.
In the midst of the current corona virus pandemic, you are encouraged to take a number of preventative measures to prevent contracting the corona virus, one of which is to always maintain hand hygiene. To maintain hand hygiene, it is recommended to use soap and clean water. However, if it is difficult to find soap and clean water nearby, then you can use a hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of at least 60%. With the increasingly scarce availability of hand sanitizers, you can indeed make your own hand sanitizers. The use of 70% liquid soap and alcohol is not recommended by the World Health Organization / (WHO). WHO recommends the use of 96% ethanol or 99% isopropyl alcohol mixed with hydrogen peroxide and distilled water. However, it is not easy to make your own hand sanitizer because these chemicals can be dangerous for you if you do not know how to use and the necessary precautions.
If you are only at home, you don't need to use a hand sanitizer. You can keep your hands clean by washing your hands with soap and clean water. In addition, you are also advised to keep your house clean, avoid holding your nose, mouth and eyes before washing your hands. You should not leave the house unless it is urgent and if you leave the house please keep your distance from other people and avoid crowds. If your hands are dirty and there is no hand sanitizer, make sure you don't touch your face until you find a place to wash your hands with soap and clean water and wash your hands.
I hope this helps.