Have you started to run out of hand sanitizer? We have been using it like crazy at my house to help keep down on spreading germs. You may have seen lots of recipes floating around about how to create your own hand sanitizer. While some recipes seem super easy, there is a lot of them that may or may not actually be effective at killing germs. UGA Extension staff have worked together to develop an easy recipe that can be made at home from some simple ingredients.

According to the official CDC website:

“CDC recommends washing hands with soap and water whenever possible because handwashing reduces the amounts of all types of germs and chemicals on hands. But if soap and water are not available, using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.”

This means that even if you do have hand sanitizer handy, it is still a good idea to keep your hands washed whenever possible. If you do try out making your own hands sanitizer, we would love for you to share it with us on social media with the hashtags #tattnall4h and #4HSafeSanitizer.