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John asked in Home & GardenCleaning & Laundry · 2 months ago

will alcohol and dawn soap work as hand sanitizer?

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  • 2 months ago

    91% Isopropyl alcohol with a bit of baby oil in it doesn't leave you sticky.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    yes it will John..................

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  • car253
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Dawn dish soap is all you need.

    • Nuff Sed
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      2 months agoReport

      Utter nonsense. You rub your hands with dish soap and now you have soapy hands. Nice going.  Hand sanitizer evaporates, so no rinsing, which is mighty handy where water isn't available.

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  • 2 months ago

    I would use 70% isopropyl alcohol, (rubbing alcohol) from the drug store and some all vera you put on a sun burn. It works great and its about $5!

    • Nuff Sed
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      2 months agoReport

      You would only be fooling yourself. The end-product must have at least 60% alcohol to meet minimum effectiveness criteria.  Diluting 70% with even 1/6 of the batch as aloe vera (or other inactive ingredients) would defeat the purpose.

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  • Kate
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Gin and Vodka are good because they have a high alcohol content. Metholated Spirits is also good with a little lavender oil to stop it drying out your hands. Basically though....hot water and soap will probably do just as well.

    • Nuff Sed
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      2 months agoReport

      Soap and water are for hand "washing", not for 'hand sanitizing".

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  • 2 months ago

    soap and water is better than any sanitizer

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  • 2 months ago

    Not if you aren't rinsing the Dawn off after, and if you are then you don't need the alcohol. Leaving dried Dawn or any other kind of soap or detergent is not a good idea. The whole point of soap is that it allows water to rinse stuff away.

    • Nuff Sed
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      2 months agoReport

      Yes, "washing and rinsing" is not the same thing as "sanitizing".

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  • 2 months ago

    You mean to wash with? If it was used specifically as a hand sanitizer you would have soapy hands. There are several aloe products used for skin care that could probably be combined with alcohol to make sanitizer. 2 parts alcohol to one part aloe.

    • Nuff Sed
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      2 months agoReport

      Yes, as long as you use at least a 99 percent alcohol product.

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  • Alex
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Just using the Dawn Soap would work quite a treat in of itself.

    Viruses are coated in a protein and lipid shell. Lipids is just a fancy word for fat. Dawn breaks down fat and so would do a wonder on the virus.

    This is why people have been screaming "Wash your hands."

    • Nuff Sed
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      2 months agoReport

      If you could "wash your hands" you wouldn't need hand sanitizer in the first place.

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  • Scott
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Beer won’t work as Everclear liquor.

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