If you have 70 percent alcohol at home, based on the CDC’s recommendations for disinfecting for the coronavirus specifically, it shouldn’t be diluted any further.
You can use it directly to disinfect your hands, but it can be drying and potentially harmful for your skin (that’s why you usually wear gloves when you’re cleaning).
You can apply moisturizer to your hands after the alcohol has air-dried.If you have 90 or 91 percent alcohol at home, you’re able to safely dilute it slightly with something like aloe vera gel, but you need to take care that your final solution is still within the safe range, above 70 percent alcohol by volume.
A safe ratio is about 4 parts of 90-91 percent alcohol to 1 part (total) of any other dilution (for example, 1 cup of 90 percent alcohol mixed with ¼ cup of aloe). Any recipe asking you to dilute further, such as mixing ⅔ cup of (already-diluted) alcohol and ⅓ cup of aloe, won’t meet the CDC’s criteria for disinfection.
Wearing a mask is important, and, when it comes to reusable cloth masks, properly washing and drying them is important, too. Here’s how to do it.As a means to slow the spread of COVID-19, cloth face masks are becoming the norm all over the world. A fabric mask isn’t perfect protection against the airborne virus, but it’s a valuable added layer of defense.
When you get home, you’ll want to carefully clean it to get rid of any virus particles that might have landed on it before you wear it again. Here are your safe mask cleaning options.
Following new guidance issued last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that people in the U.S. wear masks in public settings to mitigate the spread of covid-19 between individuals who may be asymptomatic—and as available masks are desperately needed by health workers on the front lines of the global coronavirus pandemic—the agency has now issued a guide for do-it-yourself masks from a coffee filter or T-shirt.
Click the link for directions.
TP Pucks - Toilet Paper Alternative
An alternative for toilet paper that not everyone knows of : TP pucks. They’re small in size, and when immersed in water, one tablet ( size s ) turns into a multi-functional 12x15′‘ reuseable piece of cloth. They’re easy to store and transport. Different brands and sizes ( s-m-l ) are for sale online.