Hand Sanitizer Gel Recipe

Homemade Hand Sanitizer Gel

(Effective in helping to kill Covid19/Coronavirus in conjunction with washing hands)

Ingredients:

1 cup of 91% isopropyl alcohol
½ cup of aloe vera gel (natural or store-bought)
15 drops of tea tree oil (or another antibacterial essential oil)

Directions:

  1. Pour the alcohol into a medium container with a pouring spout. Some recipes online use vodka instead of isopropyl alcohol, but most vodkas don’t contain a high enough percentage of alcohol to be effective.

Note: Using isopropyl alcohol diluted beyond 91% will result in a more weaker hand sanitizer that doesn’t meet the CDC’s 60% benchmark.

  1. Measure and pour the aloe vera gel. Alcohol can be hard on your skin, so using aloe is a good way to counteract that effect and keep your hands smooth. If you want to keep things natural, you can use aloe vera gel straight from the plant without worrying about it going bad—the alcohol will act as a preservative. However, you will need to keep in mind that natural aloe gel is thicker than its store-bought counterpart and will thus affect the final product differently—it will make your hand sanitizer more sticky, which means you’ll need to rub your hands more times for it to fully absorb.
  2. Add the essential oil. Tea tree oil is naturally antibacterial, so it makes sense to use it here. But if you’re not a fan of its smell, you can use another type of essential oil, like lavender, lemongrass, or eucalyptus.
  3. Whisk. To fully mix all ingredients, stirring won’t be enough. Get a whisk and beat that hand sanitizer into an homogeneous gel.

Whisk in measuring cup
Shake that sanitizer like a Polaroid picture.

  1. Sanitize your spray bottles and pour in your hand sanitizer. Spray some of your leftover alcohol into your bottles and let them sit until the alcohol has evaporated. Pour in your sanitizer.
  2. Label your containers. You don’t want any accidents where you or anybody else ingests your newly made hand sanitizer. Take the time to label your bottles.

(C) Valerie The Pajama Chef

Homemade Hand Sanitizer Spray – Recipe

Ingredients:


1 cup of 99% isopropyl alcohol


1 tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide


1 teaspoon of 98% glycerin


¼ cup, 1 tablespoon, and 1 teaspoon (or 85 milliliters) of sterile distilled or boiled cold water


Directions:

1. Pour the alcohol into a medium-sized container with a pouring spout. The percentages on the labels of isopropyl alcohol refer to the alcohol concentration in them. You’re dealing with almost pure alcohol if you’ve got 99.8%, whereas 70% means the bottle is only a little more than two-thirds alcohol, and the rest is water.


Note: Some formulations have tried to adapt these proportions to use 91% isopropyl alcohol or even 70%. But these alcohol concentrations will render a final product that doesn’t comply with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation of using hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol to fight COVID-19.


2. Add the hydrogen peroxide.


3. Add the glycerin and stir. This ingredient is thicker than both alcohol and hydrogen peroxide, so it’ll take some stirring to combine everything. You can use a clean spoon for this or, if your container has a lid, you can put that on and shake it well.


4. Measure and pour in the water. If you’re using 99% isopropyl alcohol, you’ll need to measure ¼ of a cup, 1 tablespoon, and 1 teaspoon of distilled or boiled cold water and add it all to your mix. If you’re using another percentage of isopropyl alcohol, just pour as much water as necessary to get to a final volume of 345 milliliters, or approximately 1.4 cups. Stir.


5. Sanitize your spray bottles and pour in your hand sanitizer. Spray some of your leftover alcohol into your bottles and let them sit until the alcohol has evaporated. Pour in your sanitizer.


6. Label your bottles. You don’t want any accidents where you or anybody else ingests your newly made hand sanitizer. Take the time to label your bottles. Go kill some germs.




Happy New Year !

We got back from London and took a drive to Orlando, Florida for New Year’s celebration.

We spent NYE with my nephew and his basketball team, as they had a conference game in Orlando.

We spent a few days in Orlando before heading to the beach.

We got back and had to do massive amounts of kiddy laundry plus our clothing from our trip and then we had to pick up the packages which arrived while we were away; mostly Christmas gifts.

I had the entire back of my SUV and the back seat loaded down with packages.

My baby was overwhelmed opening all of her packages and was mesmerized!

She still has toys that she has not opened yet. In fact, there are toys in storage from last Christmas that she never got around to opening so we boxed them up. They will all come in handy once we move to the lakehouse or farmhouse this Spring and we set up her playroom again.

We are excited for this new decade and all that is happening. I am manifesting great things !

My cooking show platform will launch this year and I will release 3 books before Spring. I am finishing up some studies in real estate development and will start the real estate license prelicensure course this week. I am doing some research on another field that is related and looking to launch a new LLC. Things are going well. We are just on week two and we have already sold one of the properties we bought this Fall. I started the REI to build generational wealth for my daughter. She gets so excited when I tell her that she sold another piece of property and now she can go shopping for some more. I think she believes that means she is going shopping for real lol.

I hope everyone is doing well and that you are implementing your goals /plans for your life !

Christmas In London – week two – The 411

We have been enjoying London ! We checked into the Conrad London St James and they have us in a two floor suite ! The hotel is amazing and we stayed here in 2018 when we came for baby girl’s Tea For Two themed Birthday trip.

We went to Westfields for some retail therapy and dinner, the London Sea Life Aquarium (which was disappointing), Oxford Street, and other areas of London.

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n Christmas Eve, we had a professional photo shoot. Baby girl was cranky and uncooperative at first. Can’t wait to see the pics !

After the shoot, we had Christmas Eve Tea at Westminister Abbey’s Cellarium Cafe and later had dinner at a pizza shoppe on Victoria Street.

Christmas morning, I was up for a while waiting on the baby to wake up ! She fell asleep last night but woke up a few hours later wanting to do a pic-mick (picnic) so I ordered room service.

Mommy Klaus woke up early and set up and just waited!

My baby girl finally woke up at almost 11 am. Santa also left a stocking on the door that he had the hotel staff leave for her.

Baby girl awoke and immediately came down and opened her gifts. I explained that Santa took most of her gifts to our home. She loved her books and toys.

We got dressed and went to Christmas Day service at Westminister Abbey. The boys choir sang. Right after we had dinner reservations.

Before we left, the hotel manager came by with a card and gift for me ! Parfum !!

The staff here are superb !

2019/2020 Companies Which Cover Fertility Treatments – The 411

Nike
Live nation
Wayfair
Hilton – needs to be a corporate location
Bank of America – unlimited
Spectrum
Michael kors
Adidas
Nestle – 25k closest outlets
American Airlines
Pepsi co- 35k
American eagle
Dicks
ASPCA
Uline
Target – after 1 year work a min of 28hrs
Breakthru beverage
PayPal
Monster
Expedia
Citi- Tampa 24k 7500k day 1 ft
Capital one 60k
Wells Fargo 60k
Toyota
Ups
Costco
Ford – corporate only not dealerships
Academy sports
Under armor- 3cycles /30 days after employment
Walgreens 15k 10k meds or 30k 20k meds
30hr week. 60 days after employment
Quicken loans
Staples
Comcast
Fed ex
Xfinity
Kohl’s
Nike -y 25k 10k meds
Amazon FT, 10 % oop 1 cycle, 2 if no live birth
Chase 30k, 10k
American Express 25k 10k
Duke energy 25k
5th 3rd Bank 2 rounds benefits 30 days from Employment
Spectrum 10k
Comcast – 2 retrieval’s 2 transfers 12 weeks maternity at 💯
Cocoa cola- 25k
Fidelity 30k
Cvs 10
Sprint 10
Gap-20k
Ally financial – 3 full cycles including meds
IKEA
Apple -20
Macy’s -33k
Petsmart
BNP -30k
Td bank -10
Anthem -10
Cigna -10
Barclays -30k
fresenius medical care -50k
Archer Daniels midland -40,10 ft day 1
Cisco – 50k
eBay – ?, Meds 5k, day 1
Anthem BCBS
Pershing LLC/ BNY mellon -20k,10k
REI inc -3 rounds part and full time Day 1
James Lang la sale -20k + 5kmeds, FT, day 1
United health care or optum 15,10
L brands 10k
W.L. Gore and associates 25k
Disney-11k
Pyramid hotel group – unlimited
Morgan Stanley 15k. 30k
Wellsfargo 25,10
J.P. Morgan 30k
Master card 30k
Metlife
Red Bull 1 round
Td bank 25k
Exxon mobile 3 rounds
Prudential 20
Geico 25
Time Warner cable
Avid technology – 25k
Morgan Stanley
Edward Jones 15k
Geico 25k
Farmers ins 10k ft
Symantec -2 rounds
Humana – 10k no meds
IStarbucks -15k 5k pt 20hrs week
Convergys- 20k work from home
Hertz – 2 positions (25k 10k meds, day 1 )
Bank of America
Verizon -20k
T-Mobile – 25k
Bio life -25k 20hrs week
Aldi ft –
Hilton – needs to be corporate
Jc penny -25k, 10k, FT, day 1

Halloween 2019 – The 411

This year, my baby girl dressed as Minnie Mouse ! I found this adorable get up on Amazon.com.

We went to a local mall to trick or treat since I do not trust neighborhoods and we are also on a retirement resort with a bunch of old gray hairs and no children, during this time of year. My baby had a blast.

My mom was mopping around and depressed given the diagnosis she had received the day prior.

I looked at her and told her to get her buns up and let’s go ! I explained that God has brought her through cancer THREE times and He is the same yesterday, today and forevermore… at least that is what MY faith says. I told her we are not doing this nonsense ! She can put on a fake smile and go celebrate with her granddaughter. She reluctantly obliged. Lol.

We had a good time and my mom did a little shopping.

Life Is A Rollercoaster – The 411

Above are a few photos from our five week stay in Italy.

For CGB’s 3rd birthday, I planned a month long tour of Italy. #CGBTakesItaly2019 and Pizza Pasta and Gelato were the running themes.

We began our trip by flying into Rome. We spent four nights in Rome then departed for Southern Italy and spent a week in Naples. We took day trips to Capri, Amalfi Coast etc. Next we headed North to Florence, Switzerlaand for a day, Tuscany, then Milan, then Venice, Murano and Burano Islands.

The food was amazing and the people are genuinely nice.

During the last leg of our trip, the baby and I developed flu like symptoms and had runny noses. My mom fell and hit her head then fell again the next day in the hotel lobby and hit her head. She was a bit of it the next few days. So much so that I called for an ambulance to escort her to the hospital. It was determined that she had pneumonia so the kept her. Two days later, the bloodwork revealed that she had legionaire’s disease. We learned that our bout with flu like symptoms was actually Pontiac Fever, a mild version of Legionella bacteria exposure. My mom was in the hospital a little over a week and we were stuck in Venice.

I demanded that she be released from the hospital since she was responding well to antibiotics and doing well. So we flew out two days later to NYC and then to the beach. I had a movie to shoot in ATL a few days after that so I needed to get back. After the film wrapped, I had to travel to DC.

It has been a whirlwind but I got through it.

Just when I thought things would calm down a bit, my Mother’s docs determined that there is a lesion on her spine with suspicious activity which will require her to undergo radiation therapy.

This rollercoaster called life tends to be way too much to bear at times, but I am grateful that we are all here and I look forward to the later being better that the former.