ST. PETERSBURG, Fla — While coronavirus is a serious concern, the fact is it remains far from the world’s most lethal virus.
But misinformation can spread faster than any disease – and some people are panicking. Growing fear has sparked runs for just about anything that can kill or block germs. Scrambling customers are clearing out store shelves, and there are reports of online price-gouging.
The Centers for Disease Control has said it’s important to remain calm while taking the proper precautions. So, what can you do if the basic germ-fighters become difficult to come by?
Well, when it comes to hand sanitizer – it’s really easy to make your own.
- Pour the alcohol into a small bottle until it’s between a quarter and third full.
- Fill the rest of the bottle with aloe vera gel
- Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils
- Mix together
Now, you have homemade hand sanitizer, and there’s no reason to fight the coronavirus crowds.
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