To meet the increasing demand of hand sanitizer in wake of coronavirus scare, Canadian International School (CIS) students of Bengaluru created and formulated their own hand sanitizer in the school.
This was done in response to the shortage of hand sanitizers caused by the spread of COVID 19 across the world.
Dan Dubay, the Chemistry teacher of the school said “In response to the global shortage of hand sanitizers due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the IB chemistry students asked if we could solve this problem in our lab.”
“They researched the constituents of a hand sanitizer and they mixed Aloe Vera gel with isopropyl alcohol and jasmine essential oil,” he added.
Commenting on the initiative, Manya, CIS student, said, “In light of recent events, our chemistry teachers and lab technicians helped us create a hand sanitizer.”
“Following the prescribed lab procedure, we mixed 70 per cent alcohol with aloe vera to make the sanitizer,” the student added.
“It was an informational experiment to show how simple necessities can be made at home,” the student added.