In this post, I will show you how to make hand wash for domestic use commercial purposes. In a country that has seen the adverse effects of the deadly Ebola virus and several other communicable and contagious diseases, it is important to take personal and family safety serious.
We are mostly unaware of the places we put our hands. Disease-causing germs can be anywhere; a desk surface, a dirty cloth or any other unclean material, a person’s body or your TV remote.
Even our kids are prone to these germs as they tend to play in the sand and inadvertently put their hands right into their mouths.
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Experts have advised that one of the cheapest ways of keeping these germs away is by regular use of hand wash. Individuals who know the importance of a hand wash make use of it as often as they remember their meal times.
The hand wash has also become a big chunk in the market and there are different companies making different brands of it.
If you are hearing this term for the first time, you might ask;
What is a hand wash?
A hand wash is an anti-bacterial liquid that is used to wash the hands at intervals to keep deadly germs at bay.
Before you place that germs-infested hand in your eyes or in your food, you are advised to use a hand wash.
Germs cause diseases. Diseases ultimately cause sickness and cut your life short. It is important to make sure that we are safe from these germs at all times, although it can be hard to find an impeccably clean material that is free of at least a few hundreds of germs. Germs are everywhere and on everything you touch.
In Nigeria, where there has been the advent of contagious diseases like Ebola, it is essential that you keep yourself and your family safe at all times.
That is why it is advisable to always have hand wash at your disposal to kill off disease-causing germs picked up from things you might have touched ignorantly.
What are the different types of hand wash?
Hand wash are of various types:
a. The eco-friendly and non-greasy hand wash which are mostly used for kids or babies hands. No matter how much they must have involved their hands in their nasty plays, this hand wash will ensure that any bacteria is stopped in its tracks, dead!
b. The anti-bacteria mild tulip. This is meant for adults whose hands do not really have to get all soiled like a kid’s. It can help destroy any bacterial build up.
c. The natural foaming hand soap avocado sesame oil hand wash. This product can be used to wash the hands even if it gets soiled from work or handling dirty materials.
Can I make hand wash from the comfort of my home?
Companies that produce hand wash know that it is a big hit and hence its sustainability in the market. However, making of hand wash isn’t and shouldn’t be seen as rocket science.
With the right knowledge, you can produce it from the comfort of your home for personal use or for further diversification of your sources of income.
There is availability of the materials that you need to make your own hand wash to your specification. All you need is to identify them and get them assembled in the right proportion for that perfect hand wash.
Whether you want to produce hand wash for commercial or personal use, you must be armed with the right recipe.
You are going to learn to make the cheapest kind of hand wash that you can find anywhere in the world. I chose to call it cheapest because the requirements for this kind of hand wash are quite available in large quantities in most location in Nigeria and you do not have to spend much money in getting them.
The Aloe Vera recipe for making hand wash is one of the cheapest type of the product you can make in Nigeria. It is natural, mild, cheap and effective. Brace up.
Assuming you are making this hand wash for personal use or for just yourself and your family, the following requirements will do.
However, if you want to make it for commercial purposes, you may want to increase the amount and proportions of the requirements.
It just boils down to a matter of increasing the requirements by the multiples of the basic proportions.
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Requirements for making hand wash
a. Sufficient quantity of Aloe Vera gel
b. Isopropyl alcohol or sufficient amount of ethanol
c. Anti-bacterial oils such as Peppermint or Lavender
6. Container in which the finish product will be contained
7. A spoon for measuring the quantity of elements to put in the mixture
Proportion of each of the requirements
When making hand wash, the ingredients must be mixed in the right proportion to get the best results.
a. You need about two-thirds of a cup of the isopropyl alcohol or ethanol
b. You need one-third of a cup of the Aloe Vera gel
c. You also need at least 250ml of the Lavender or Peppermint oils.
Hand wash production process
a. First of all you will assemble the ingredients in their right proportion
b. Then you can mix the oils, the ethanol or isopropyl alcohol and the aloe Vera together inside the bowl and stir with the spoon.
c. After stirring the mixture, pour it into the container intended for keeping it, such as a spray bottle.
d. Your hand wash is then ready to be used or sold.
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Note: You only need to add at least 10 – 15 drops of the oils (Lavender or Peppermint oil) into the mixture.
The importance of DIY knowledge cannot be over emphasized. While knowing how things are done helps to build you, it can also be a source of indirect income to help you become financially free.
It is advisable that whoever and wherever you are, you should either make sure you pay retailers to get you enough hand wash in your home and office or if you can, make it yourself and be the one supplying to offices and homes.IMPORTANT!: Follow us on Instagram @InfoGuideNigeria
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