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Coronavirus DIY: Tips To Make Some Essentials For Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Apr 2 2020 By Asbin Ghimire

While the world is suffering from a pandemic, people are bound to stay behind closed doors. Apart from that, people around the world are suffering from the crisis of essentials such as face mask, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, toilet paper, and disinfectant spray. Although the scientists are still struggling to find the vaccine for the COVID-19, these items have proved to the life savior until now. 

Well, must of the people in the world are questioning; How to make a mask out of fabric? How to make hand sanitizer gel? Additionally, people also have questions like How to make disinfectant wipes? How to make toilet paper? How to make disinfectant spray? So, today’s topic is about how to easily make these essentials at your home? Get ready for the ride and enjoy reading this article until the end.

Coronavirus Face Mask: How To Make A Mask Out Of Fabric?

There are two types of face masks that will help minimize the risk of having coronavirus: N95 masks that are tight-fitting and medical-grade, and then face masks that are surgical. Surgical masks aren’t suitable for use in hospitals with COVID-19 because they allow tiny droplets to pass through parts of the mask, but they’re helpful for those of us who venture out in public to buy grocery items.

To make a face mask, you will need the following items:

  1. Needle and thread  or a sewing machine, if you have one
  2. Scissors
  3. Pins or clips to hold fabrics in place 

The Following Video Guides You To Make Face Mask

 

As per the research, Cotton T-shirts and pillowcases are the perfect fabrics for making DIY face masks at home. Moreover, their ability to absorb particles, being breathable; works as similar to a surgical mask. The WHO reminds us that masks are safe only when used in conjunction with regular and adequate hand-washing. So if you wear a mask, you’ll need to learn how to use and dispose of it properly.

Hand Sanitizer Gel DIY: How To Make Hand Sanitizer Gel At Home?

There is nothing that beats good old-fashioned handwashing when it comes to stopping the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19. Nonetheless, if water and soap are not available, the next best choice, according to the Trusted Source Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol.

Coronavirus DIY
How to make hand sanitizer at home?
Source: Walmart

In this situation, unless you have some stocks bought before the crisis, it’s really hard to find the most essential hand sanitizer in groceries and shopping center right now. However, the good news is it takes is three ingredients to make your own hand sanitizer at home. Find out how…

Ingredients

  • isopropyl or rubbing alcohol  which contains 99 percent alcohol volume
  • aloe vera gel
  • Oils such as tea tree oil or lavender oil, or you can use lemon juice instead

Sticking to a 2:1 proportion of alcohol to aloe vera is the secret to making a safe, hand sanitizer. This leaves the level of alcohol around 60 percent. According to the CDC, this is the minimum amount required to destroy most germs.

Instruction To Make Hand Sanitizer

  • Pour all the ingredients into the bowl 
  • Mix with a spoon, then beat with a whisk to make the sanitizer a gel
  • For ease of use, pour the ingredients into an empty bottle and mark it as “hand sanitizer.”

Disinfectant Wipes DIY: How to make disinfectant wipes?

During the coronavirus pandemic, disinfectant wipes are becoming more difficult to locate in-store shelves, so we need them more than ever to prevent getting sick. If shops are out of Clorox Wipes or Lysol Wipes near you or online, you can make your own sanitizer wipes at home, but you have to use the right ingredients to make them effective.

Disinfectant Wipes DIY
Disinfectant Wipes DIY: How to make disinfectant wipes?
Source: DIY Natural

What Ingredients Can You Use In Disinfectant Wipes?

In fact, there are quite a few cleaning products that you can use to destroy coronavirus in disinfectant wipes. Well, due to the pandemic, it’s really hard to go to the store to get some disinfectant wipes. Below here are the tips about how to make the most out of what you have in your house.

Alcohol

Vodka that is at least 140-proof, such as Everclear, Golden Grain or Spirytus Vodka can be used for disinfectant purposes.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide can be used as a disinfectant as long as it is three percent. Also, make sure that it is stored in a dark-colored container, because the compound will be toxic when exposed to light.

Bleach, Lysol, and Pine-Sol

Like bleach, these items can be combined with water and diluted. The trick here is the ratio: make sure you will add 5 tablespoons (or 1/3 cup) of bleach per gallon of water.

Toilet Paper DIY: How to make Toilet Paper?

Toilet papers are one of the basic needs of human beings and similar to other essential products, toilet papers are also out of stock is most of the stores and groceries around the world. So concerning the situation, we have come up with the techniques on how we can make it at our home.

Toilet Paper DIY
Toilet Paper DIY: How to make Toilet Paper?
Source: The Independent

Required Ingredients

  • Any paper, except for glossy magazine paper
  • A pot
  • Water
  • Aloe, baby oil, or any type of unscented lotion 
  • Witch hazel 
  • Grass and leaves
  • Rolling pin
  • Mallet or hammer
  • Sheet or towel
  • Ladle or spoon
  • Large cutting board or other flat board

Instruction

  • First soak the paper in water to remove the ink, especially if you are using the newspaper. 
  • Place it in a pot with two handfuls of grass and leaves after soaking the paper, and cover with water. Bring this to a boil and let it simmer for an hour at low temperatures.
  • About half an hour put the water to a rolling boil. You can add more water if required, and you’ll find a form of foam on top that you need to remove.
  • The paper becomes pulp after boiling. You must now remove the pot from the heat without damaging the pulp and drain the water from the bowl without affecting the pulp. 
  • When the pulp is put back in the pot, add 4 tablespoons of oil or lotion for softening the paper. Additionally, you can add a few drops of witch hazel, if you need it.
  • Spread the pulp mixture onto a spreading towel or sheet on a flat hard surface. Using the rolling pin, you can stretch it out, making it as thin as possible.
  • Lay the board on top of the rolled out pulp and weight down with heavy objects.
  • Take off the weights and the board after 30 minutes. You may then turn over the towel or sheet and remove it from the toilet paper.
  • Place the toilet paper out to dry in the sun and once it gets dry, you are ready to use it.

Disinfectant Spray DIY: How To Make Disinfectant Spray?

Disinfectant Spray is another important material that prevents us from being infected from COVID-19. Similar to other essentials, the disinfectant spray is also out of stock in stores all around the globe. So what is the solution now? Worried about it? If so, to solve your problem, we have come up with the DIY about how to make disinfectant spray at your home as per the CDC recommendation.

Disinfectant Spray DIY
Disinfectant DIY: How To Make Disinfectant Spray?
Source: Live Simply

Steps

  • Take 75 ml of water (The water has to be stirred/boiled/distilled and must be of room temperature).
  • Mix 175 ml of isopropyl alcohol/rubbing alcohol (99% pure) with water.
  • Put it into the vessel and it is ready for use.

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