I have been neglecting this blog! Things have been a little hectic latey and I have found it too easy to say "I'll get a post up tomorrow". Well we all know how that turns out.
Anyway, since cold and flu season is here and the News has been reporting stories on Swine Flu (H1N1) and providing advice on common sense ways to avoid spreading disease.
One suggestion is to use hand sanitizer. This does not replace good old fashioned hand washing. Bacteria reside in the oily layer on our flesh and good old soap and water removes that layer, bateria and all. Hand sanitizer are used with not in place of hand washing. One last note hand sanitizers use alcohol (62%) to kill bacteria only. Virus's are a different "kettle of microbials".
Since the top bands of hand sanitizer use 62% acohol any Isopropyl Alcohol with 70%-99% will be good.
1/2 cup 100% Aloe Vera Gel
Empty 12 ounce hand sanitizer container
Mix together alcohol, aloe gel and using a funnel pour into empty had sanitizer container.