Do you remember the avian/bird flu epidemic a few years back? If so you’ll probably remember that all the hand sanitizer and soap disappeared from stores overnight… One of the most common things people prep for is for some kind of global viral flu pandemic. If this is a concern of yours, now is a good time to stock up on the simple ingredients to make your own hand sanitizer.
Even if you don’t consider yourself a prepper, you might just want to make your own hand sanitizer (without the artificial colors, fragrances or preservatives) to get you through the winter flu season. Below is a post from ‘One Good Thing By Jillee’, which lists two hand sanitizer recipes, one alcohol free recipe and one alcohol based recipe. Personally I would go for the latter as I would imagine it is more effective.