Sanitisers: Suppliers, specifications

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Guides and Advice

CDC: hand hygiene for healthcare personnel


CDC recommends using alcohol-based hand rub with greater than 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol. Hands should be washed with soap and water for at least 20 seconds when visibly soiled, before eating, and after using the restroom.

NHS: how to wash hands effectively


Videos and photos

Rojakpot: hand sanitiser vs soap


Includes a list of sanitisers and their contents, with useful infographics.

How To Make Your Own Sanitisers

Why you shouldn't make your own

The Telegraph: Why you shouldn't make your own hand sanitiser at home


Home-made sanitisers may not have enough alcohol content to be effective or may not be safe for use

For Specialists / Local Producers

WHO: Guide to Local Production


How to produce your own sanitiser by WHO

FDA: guidance on production of alcohol-based hand sanitizer


PDA guidance on the production of alcohol based sanitisers.

At Home

The Oregonian: how to make your own hand sanitizer


How to make your own sanitiser at home, using 91% isopropyl alcohol/

New York Post: How to make homemade hand sanitizer

How to make your own hand sanitiser.

Wired: How to make your own gel and spray sanitisers


How to make your own gel and spray sanitisers

Sanitiser Dispensers

Arduino dispenser

Automatic hand sanitiser dispenser- Kids use Arduino parts to make this.

UV Sanitisers

⚠️ Warning: Ultraviolet radiation can cause eye damage, burns and damage your cells, with shorter wavelengths such as UV-C being more damaging in a shorter time than longer wavelengths such as UV-A. If you choose to use UV disinfection, wear eye protection and cover your skin.

Far-UVC light: A new tool to control the spread of airborne-mediated microbial diseases


Far-UVC ultraviolet light (207–222 nm) Χ—ΧŸ living) layers of human skin or eye; however, because bacteria and viruses are of micrometer or smaller dimensions, far-UVC can penetrate and inactivate them.

Open UV Clean


Instructions for making a device that cleans thing in your home using UV light

COVID-19 Decontamination Toolkit

πŸŒπŸ‡³πŸ‡±πŸ”—Β An open-source COVID-19 Decontamination Toolkit using UV-C light, with readily available parts, clear building instructions, and a protocol to run the setup. Β The goal is to give individuals and organisations facing scarcity of masks the opportunity to extend their life span and stay safe for longer.

Producers of Sanitisers

Distilleries fighting COVID


This map shows hospitals (red plus sign), distilleries (blue icon) and distilleries that are currently producing hand sanitizer (green icon). Warning: link is potential security risk.

First batch of BrewDog hand sanitiser turned down by local hospital



BrewDog producing sanitisers and subsequently fails standards.

Supply Matching



Running out of disinfectant?

We link organisations in need with distilleries producing disinfectant.