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Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:41 PM

hand sanitizer available

I just discovered that office supply stores (e.g. Staples, Office Depot) have hand sanitizer and will sell limited quantities to each individual. I tried to order some, but the website told me they won't ship, that I have to go to the store. I'll go tomorrow.

Given my commitment to DU I want to share this info with all of you

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Reply hand sanitizer available (Original post)
Shanti Mama Mar 2020 OP
LisaL Mar 2020 #1
Shanti Mama Mar 2020 #3
TheBlackAdder Mar 2020 #10
hamsterjill Mar 2020 #14
liberalla Mar 2020 #2
Leghorn21 Mar 2020 #4
LisaL Mar 2020 #5
dewsgirl Mar 2020 #6
Totally Tunsie Mar 2020 #7
alittlelark Mar 2020 #8
WhiteTara Mar 2020 #9
Blecht Mar 2020 #11
Baitball Blogger Mar 2020 #12
WhiteTara Mar 2020 #13
TexasBushwhacker Mar 2020 #15
WhiteTara Mar 2020 #17
roamer65 Mar 2020 #16

Response to Shanti Mama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:46 PM

1. Don't count on them actually having it in stock.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:49 PM

3. Good point. I'll call first.

Do you have personal knowledge?

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Response to LisaL (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 08:21 PM

10. A CDC notice the other day says it must be alcohol-based and not a chloride derived sanitizer.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 10:41 PM

14. I took your advice from yesterday.

Ordered the items you suggested. Canít hurt.

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Response to Shanti Mama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:48 PM

2. Good to know! Thank you.

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Response to Shanti Mama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:49 PM

4. How sweet of you to let us know, Mama!!

We promise not to run out and empty the shelves before you get there!!

Thank you!!

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:50 PM

5. They are already empty.

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Response to Shanti Mama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 08:03 PM

6. Thank you, Mama.


Great Idea.

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Response to Shanti Mama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 08:04 PM

7. I found it online here at a reasonable price:

https://www.schoolhealth.com/purell-instant-hand-sanitizer-gel-bottles

Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Gel Bottles

34405 Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Gel, 12 oz Pump Bottle
(In Stock) See Details
$7.12


34235 Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Gel, 8 oz Pump Bottle
(Ships Soon) See Details
$6.35


34404 Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Gel, 4 oz Flip-top Bottle
(Ships Soon) See Details
$3.24

and they carry other brands also, some in large containers. Shipping runs a little high, but at least they have items in stock.

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Response to Shanti Mama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 08:15 PM

8. I poo-pooed the stuff for 25 years - bought 6 containers a couple weeks ago.

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Response to Shanti Mama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 08:20 PM

9. You can make your own

https://www.diynatural.com/homemade-hand-sanitizer/

Ingredients

5-10 drops lavender essential oil (where to buy 100% pure lavender EO)
30 drops tea tree essential oil (find 100% pure tea tree EO here)
3 ounces high-proof vodka (we use Everclear), or rubbing alcohol can be substituted
1 ounce pure aloe vera gel (where to buy 100% pure aloe vera gel)
ľ teaspoon Vitamin E oil (helps soften hands!)

Instructions

Add essential oils and Vitamin E oil to a small glass bowl or container and swirl to mix.
Add alcohol to the oils and swirl again.
Combine this mixture with the aloe vera gel and mix well.
Shake gently before each use. (Sanitizer should last several months with the addition of Vitamin E and alcohol to help preserve.)

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 08:45 PM

11. Good recipe

I think I'd just use the last three ingredients myself.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 10:03 PM

12. Where is the best place to purchase 100% aloe vera gel?

I was going to try Walgreens this week.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #12)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 10:38 PM

13. that is what I was going to suggest.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 10:41 PM

15. Even aloe vera gel is out in the stores n/t

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 09:07 AM

17. use glycerin

food grade of course. The aloe is soothing, but not essential. The oils are more important.

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Response to Shanti Mama (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2020, 11:09 PM

16. When at home just wash with water and a good hand soap.

It will dissolve the lipid coating of the virus and inactivate it.

Conserve the hand sanitizers.

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