How to make your own antibacterial gel?

Here is how to make your own antibacterial gel in a simple and economical way.

How to make your own antibacterial gel?
Make your own antibacterial gel. Image by Eduardo RS from Pixabay

The first outbreaks of coronavirus in Mexico generated a greater use of products such as antibacterial gel, causing them to run out. Profeco shows how to make your own antibacterial gel in a simple and economical way. For this reason, the Federal Consumer Protection Agency (Profeco) published an instruction manual to prepare an antibacterial gel in 15 minutes in a simple and economic way.


Small funnel


A spoon

One teaspoon

A fine-mesh sieve

A plastic bottle with a dosing cap

Making your own antibacterial gel

These are the steps to follow:


½ liter of boiled, distilled, or bottled water

½ litre ethyl alcohol 70 degrees GL

10 grams of carbopol 940

1 teaspoon triethanolamine

These are the steps to follow:

These are the steps to follow:

Your own DIY antibacterial gel
Your own DIY antibacterial gel


Sift the carbopol in a container.

In a bottle with a codifying cap add the ½ liter of boiled distilled or bottled water, then add the sifted carbopol, cover the bottle and shake vigorously until no lumps are observed.

Pour the ½ liter ethyl alcohol 70 degrees GL, close the cap and shake until the ingredients are incorporated.

Finally, add the teaspoon of triethanolamine and shake until the right consistency is obtained.


Domestic antibacterial gel technology has a one-year shelf life.


Store in a cool and dry place to avoid evaporation of the alcohol, which kills germs and microbes.

10 liters of disinfectant at home for a few dollars

The recipe is as follows:

buy laundry bleach with 5% chlorine content;

diluting 1 liter of such bleach with 9 liters of water will get 10 liters of disinfectant.

The cost will not exceed $ 2.

If the home stock contains alcohol with an alcohol or ethanol content of 70%, then it can also be used for disinfection.

Quick gel recipe

Isopropyl alcohol

Aloe vera gel

Tea tree oil

To make the product, mix isopropyl alcohol with aloe vera gel in a ratio of 3: 1 and add a few drops of tea tree oil to the mixture, which will give the product a pleasant smell.

Spray disinfectant

Although aloe vera gel does its job well, it makes the hands annoyingly sticky, so here's a recipe that will not make your hands so sticky and will be even more effective.

Isopropyl alcohol


Hydrogen peroxide

Distilled water

Spray bottle

Mix 1 ⅔ cups of alcohol with 2 teaspoons of glycerin, which can also be purchased online. Glycerin is an important ingredient because it prevents alcohol from making the skin dry. Then add one tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide to the mixture and a quarter cup of distilled or boiled and cooled water. Fill the resulting mixture into a spray bottle and - ready. A very important reminder is that, of course, these recommendations do not apply to oral use in any way.