Can't get your hands on hand sanitiser? Here's how you can DIY your own

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Finding it hard to get your hands on hand sanitiser?

After bulk loads of hand sanitiser bottles disappeared from supermarket shelves – thanks to panic buyers concerned about the COVID-19 Coronavirus - recipes on how to make your own have been popping up online.

So if you’re desperate for more than just the recommended soap and water, it is possible to DIY own version of hand sanitiser.

While recipes differ slightly, people who decide to make them need to be aware that for the sanitiser to be effective it needs to have at least 60 per cent isopropyl alcohol, according to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. It is also very important for the concentrations to be correct before applying to your skin.

The sanitiser must cover your hands entirely and dry fully to fight off germs properly and remember, just like store-bought sanitiser - your DIY concoction must be kept out of reach of children and only applied to their hands by an adult.

The World Health Organisation has even released their own recipe for hand sanitiser, but it is mainly intended for people in countries where they do not have safe, clean water.

For those of us that do live in a country with clean water, it is far more effective to simply wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water and keep them away from your face, rather than to DIY your own sanitiser. But hey, at least the option is there?

If you feel like the good old "JUST WASH YOUR HANDS" recommendation is a bit boring, it turns out Vietnam has created a catchy song to get you in the mood to scrub scrub scrub.

The song - which is set to cute video animation - advises people on how to stay save against the deadly virus.

Comedian John Oliver even called the song – which has also been turned into a viral Tik Tok dance - a "genuine club-banger" on his HBO show Last Week Tonight.

The Tik Tok dance created by user Quang Dang has been viewed more than 1.7 million times and is absolutely amazing:


Cùng nâng cao và bảo vệ sức khỏe bằng cách lan tỏa ##vudieuruatay Bạn sẵn sàng tham gia cùng Đăng chứ? 😉 ##quangdang ##tiktokvietnam

♬ Ghen Cô Vy (Vũ Điệu Rửa Tay) - Khắc Hưng, MIN, ERIK