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Disinfectant Spray, Wipes, Hand Sanitizer, and Masks to Combat the Coronavirus


Making Disinfectant Spray

Making a spray bottle of disinfectant is fairly easy. Fill 1/3 of an empty spray bottle with rubbing alcohol and then fill 1/3 of the bottle with hydrogen peroxide. Add water to fill the rest of the bottle. You can add 15 – 20 drops of any essential oil (I like tea tree oil) or 2-3 tablespoons colloidal silver to help disinfect. You can use this formula to disinfect all surfaces. Don’t forget to label the bottle.

Making Disinfectant Wipes

Mix together 1/3  cup water, 1/3 cup alcohol, and 1/3 cup hydrogen peroxide. You can add 15 – 20 drops of essential oil, or 2 Tbsp colloidal silver, or 2 Tbsp ammonia if you have any of these. You can pour this mixture over regular baby wipes or folded paper towels in a plastic container and allow the liquid to fully absorb and then pour off any extra liquid.

Making Hand Sanitizer

In a large bowl mix 2 parts rubbing alcohol* with 1 part aloe vera and add 15-20 drops of tea tree or lavender essential oil. You can also add 1/8 cup of glycerine or vegetable glycerine (available at drug stores) for added moisturizing. After mixing well you can use a turkey baster to get the liquid into an empty bottle. Be sure to label the bottle.

* Alcohol must be 60% or higher


The CDC is advising that wearing a mask is only helpful if you are already infected so that you don’t infect others. However, if you are not infected and you absolutely have to go into a public place wearing the correct type of mask properly will provide you with some protection.

Viruses are very small in size and the coronavirus has been measured at .125 microns. You will need a mask that is rated N95, N99, or P100, to filter particles less than .3 microns. There are not enough of these types of masks for every person to have one. The CDC is asking people to save these masks for healthcare workers and first responders who need them most. If you have any masks on hand for household projects check and see if they are N95 or N99. I just happened to find six N95 masks in my garage. These types of masks are not intended for long term use, but they can be successfully reused if proper care is taken.

Your mask will only be effective if it is sealed tightly to your face.  Lightly mist the inside and outside of your mask just before you wear it with colloidal silver if you have it.  Do not ever touch the front of your mask after you have worn it because this is where the virus will be. Take the mask off by using the elastic bands and then wash your hands immediately. Lightly spray the front of your mask with a disinfectant or colloidal silver and allow it to dry completely.