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Old 03-12-2020, 07:26 AM
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If you have problems getting sanitizer here's a easy way to get some

2 parts surgical spirit(90% alcohol content min)
1 part aloe Vera gell
Add a aromatherapy oil to mask the alcohol smell, 1-2 drops for every 50ml of solution
mix well

Boots travel section has clear plastic containers for air travel and some are hand despencer type if you haven't a old hand sanitizer container.

Cost. £2 spirit, gel £4 could maybe get this cheaper, oil and bottle already had and can't

As long as the result ends up 60% alcohol it will work and do not use a non ethanol alcohol as it might damage or dry out your skin.

Hope this helps anyone having problems
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i love the factthat hundreds of you tubers are all doing this recipe right now as well as face bookers
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IF you can find surgical the price has shot up.
https://www.diy.com/departments/la-h.../540224_BQ.prd pure ethanol which would make make a lot of hand wash.
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Around here the only source of suitable alcohol at 50% ABV minimum is at the liquor store. All the pharmacies, Dollar General and supermarkets are completely out of toilet paper, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol and even after-shave!

The liquor store has sold out of all their high-proof cask-strength rum, Pharmco and Everclear 190 proof ethanol and Mason jars of taxed, locally distilled WV moonshine. I was reduced to buying blue-label 100-proof Smirnov Vodka, as all the other vodka they had was only 80 proof (40% ABV) which is not "enough".

I tested some lighting off Goex 3Fg soaked with it in a watch glass and it fizzled for a few seconds, but eventually went off.
Below 100 proof the water content kills the powder which won't ignite. But 150 proof "cask strength" as specified for the "tot" in the Royal Navy during the days of wooden ships and iron men goes "poof!" instantly.
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Don’t sweat it people a good vigorous hand wash with even a budget soap is extremely effective.
For all you people confined indoors with an elderly person 90% alcohol sanitiser solution is not very effective against Clostridium difficile but soap and water is.

Best hand washing video out there below:

https://youtu.be/3PmVJQUCm4E
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Just bought surgical spirt from Superdrug £1.79 full shelf, plus lots of TCP there to

I understand washing your hands is better but sometimes not easy to do if your say on public transport
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Give these a good wash out with detergent and fill with your alcohol, makes a good pocket sized spray https://www.iceland.co.uk/p/frylight...608690273be7ac
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i am into surgical gloves when in public and not mask, but a mask and gloves when inside public buildings
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Just bought surgical spirt from Superdrug £1.79 full shelf, plus lots of TCP there to

I understand washing your hands is better but sometimes not easy to do if your say on public transport
Surgical spirit is fine for wiping down food prep surfaces and packaging but frequent use on skin is not advisable.
This is not Ebola people, soap and water is fine and just keep your hands away from your face.
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i am into surgical gloves when in public and not mask, but a mask and gloves when inside public buildings
No point really Pete if you still touch your face/nose/mouth/eyes, the gloves can still pick up the virus and transfer when you touch.

Standard face masks are often no better than social distancing because they don't 'fit' your face.

I don't use gloves at the moment and am very conscious of not touching my face (not easy). Get back to car, open door then shot of hand gel before getting in.
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would denatured alcohol work?
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No point really Pete if you still touch your face/nose/mouth/eyes, the gloves can still pick up the virus and transfer when you touch.

Standard face masks are often no better than social distancing because they don't 'fit' your face.

I don't use gloves at the moment and am very conscious of not touching my face (not easy). Get back to car, open door then shot of hand gel before getting in.
It might surprise people how easy it is to get an infective dose by incorrectly doffing your mask after you have been out and about.

Simple process that should adhered to regardless: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/pp...offing_16.html
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