You can make your DIY hand santizier safe and effective-if you know your percentages and ingredients.

Want to make your own hand sanitizer? You can do so, safely and effectively. First, you need to know how to.
It never ceases to amaze me that there people who defend their DIY recipes for hand sanitizers because "they are homemade and therefore I know what goes in them", "I got the recipe off the internet", "they work for someone I know" and so on.
Do you really want to risk that they do not work?
There is no question that soap and water and proper hand washing is what we NEED to be doing--but if you are in a situation where you can't easily wash your hands, hand sanitizers can be helpful-- but only if they contain proper ingredients.
*There are ingredients in some hand sanitizers that do not work for viruses --cationic detergents work better at killing bacteria but there is no evidence, for now, on how they work against the Covid-19.
*Hand sanitizers must contain a minimum of 60% alcohol to negate a virus.
*We love a diffused whiff of essential oils as much as anyone but there is no evidence that they are effective in hand sanitizers for Covid-19. Find credible sources of information to rely on. Don't fall for harmful marketing practices and misinformation.
The good news is you can make your own hand sanitizer if you have the correct percentages and ingredients. The WHO (World Health Organization) has a formula to insure your DIY hand sanitizer is doing what it should be doing-- annulling the virus.
Be safe. Stay calm.
Let's all do our part to "flatten the curve".