Is everyone ready to stay in for a couple of weeks, I hope you were all able to put in supplies, food and some extra water and oh and TP.
Well, I have been reading so much in the past week my eyes are strained. I have been doing what everyone else is doing and preparing if I need to stay confined for 2 weeks or if it becomes mandatory.
And when I have been out shopping I have been watching what has gone off the shelves and what is still available over the past several weeks, about the time the run on TP and water started. Everyone bought up all the cleaning wipes and hand sanitizing wipes but I noticed that shelves are still full of baby wipes and face wipes and I got an idea. Thinking outside the box and this is not new I found the idea on Pinterest and I wanted to share it with my readers.
Kudos to Moms they are smart and are always thinking of ways to save money so this is a perfect idea for now and in the future. I also search Google and but with the moms on Pinterest I was able to find a couple I can share here:
Mom Tips: Moms are smart and are always thinking of ways to save money so this is a perfect idea for now and in the future.
So if you were not able to find hand sanitizing wipes, you can still buy Baby wipes or Face Wipes and use either “99% isopropyl alcohol” or [“Witch Hazel” which is a natural antimicrobial that kills viruses] and add to the package to make them antimicrobial.
“According to the CDC, the most effective ingredient to use is ethyl alcohol. And they actually say %60 to %80 percent is when you actually get effective,” Kim says. Other antibacterial ingredients such as vodka and witch hazel can be used instead if that’s what a user prefers, but Kim notes that ethyl alcohol is the better option for killing viral germs.
Source of Wipes
To make these hand sanitizing wipes I have found a plentiful supply of face wipes at TJMaxx or Ross! But if you want to order, I know there on Amazon too. No affiliate link sorry but if you have an affiliate program you are welcome to share in comments.
I am familiar with essential oils and how effective they can be to use when cleaning and in my research, I found using essential oils to name a few citrus oils, Tea Tree Oil, Ecuptuluptus Oil, Thieves, Frankincense, Myrrh, and there are others. And don’t take my word for it, you can read more about other essential oils here:
2.1 Essential Oils https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6471180/
I am sure many of you are even affiliates of essential oil companies or know someone that is, but if you dont you can find what you need at the store.
But read the following article be sure the essential oils are pure read #8 https://www.naturallivingideas.com/fake-essential-oils/#:~:text=
Be sure to test your oil for purity once you’ve purchased it. To do so, simply place a single drop onto a piece of white paper (computer printer paper works great), and then allow it to dry.
If an oil ring is left behind, it’s not a pure essential oil.
Be sure to read the entire content of the page shared above.
And I have another suggestion for those elusive hand sanitizer’s making your own spray that can be used when hand washing just isn’t available when you are out or in the car just by using just a few ingredients: This one is made using %60-%90 alcohol, and essential oils. To keep the spray from drying out the hands add Vit E (optional) according to Lisa Griffith she has recently updated her post to the CDC standards. Lisa has other recipes for handmade beauty products on her site you might want to explore.
If you cannot find aloe vera in one place of the store, try the suntan product section or on the aisle where they sell antiseptic products. And be sure to ask someone, they package products for different uses and market them in different sections of stores.
I hope you have found this informative and useful, I have no medical degrees this is just my opinion and observations and meant for some clarity on prevention and precautions for passing bacteria. Let me know in comments and your suggestions and again if you sell essential oils, leave your link to share. I will update this post as needed.
Check out other tips I have written about, Tips on cleaning Old Tricks used years ago.
Promoting Proper Hand Hygiene in the Home
5 Cleaning Hacks for People Who Hate Cleaning
Old Tricks Tried and True Cleaning Tips From Days Gone By
Cleaning Tips For a Fresh Home
Top 3 Cleaning Hacks for Every Room in Your House