With the spread of coronavirus and the possibility of a self-quarantine threatening many areas, residents are starting to prepare by stocking up on food and cleaning supplies. Of course, that means that stores are running out of the products. Some folks who have been faced with empty shelves at their local markets are choosing to do it themselves when it comes to some items, like hand sanitizer.
Good Housekeeping recently posted a story about how vodka, aloe gel and essential oils can be used to create your own DIY hand sanitizer, and as the recipe has spread on Twitter, Tito's Vodka has taken it upon themselves to explain to everyone that their products are not meant for sanitizing. The responsible company has their social media department tweeting at anyone who mentions the vodka-sanitizer recipe, informing them that "Per the CDC, hand sanitizer needs to contain at least 60% alcohol" and that Tito's is 40% alcohol so it "does not meet the current recommendation of the CDC."
As for Good Housekeeping, who claimed the vodka-sanitizer is "safe and effective," they have made it so that people who click on the link for the recipe are sent to a story about nine homemade household cleaners. It does not mention hand sanitizer.
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