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I’ve got 70% rubbing alcohol but no aloe Vera.....

55 replies

MelanieFrontage · 15/03/2020 00:13

And I refuse to buy aloe Vera gel at about £10 for 200ml.

Can I just decant my liquid into a spray bottle and use it without aloe gel?

If I do I’ll obviously have to use tonnes of hand cream but am I safe to spray the alcohol directly onto my hands?

OP posts:

Lweji · 15/03/2020 08:08

Btw, how it works.

I’ve got 70% rubbing alcohol but no aloe Vera.....

Lweji · 15/03/2020 08:10

Sorry, that was for soap, but it's similar to alcohol regarding the lipid membrane.


ChardonnaysPetDragon · 15/03/2020 08:25

Just wash your hands. Much more effective then fucking about making hand sanitizer

That's not very helpful. We all know we must wash our hands, and I do whenever possible, but if you're on the tube, or travelling, or in the supermarket handling the trolley, then sanitiser is the next best thing.


SirB0bby · 15/03/2020 09:12

Ive made some if this. Unfortunately the Aloe Vera Gel and the rubbing alcohol don't mix and the gel sinks to the bottom.


ChardonnaysPetDragon · 15/03/2020 09:22

Shake before using.

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