According to Yahoo, Tito's Handmade Vodka is trying to get the word out to the public that their vodka should not be used as a hand sanitizer.

The Coronavirus has people hoarding hand sanitizer, and supplies are running low in stores across the country. Purell has stepped up production but in the meantime some folks are turning to D.I.Y..

A recipe online for homemade hand sanitizer calls for combining isopropyl alcohol with aloe vera gel. Someone replaced the isopropyl alcohol with Tito's Vodka, posted it, and the concoction spread like wildfire through social media. Tito's is now trying to put that fire out because their vodka can not protect us from Coronavirus.

According to the C.D.C., our first line of protection is thorough handwashing with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, paying attention to the thumbs, between our fingers, back of our hands and under our nails. The next best thing to a good scrubbing is a proper hand sanitizer or a homemade one using at least 60% alcohol. Tito's Vodka contains only 40% alcohol.

It's much less expensive to use isopropal alcohol, (I call it rubbing alcohol, is that a Maine thing?) than it is to use Tito's Vodka. Why would you waste the good stuff? When I spill vodka on my hands I usually want to wash it off. Why would I want to smell like happy hour gone wrong? I'll stick to my fruity hand sanitizer, thank you.

We have bottles of hand sanitizer everywhere here at work, I've been using it often and then seriously moisturizing my hands at home. Have you upped your hygeine to stay healthy? Comment on our Fan Page.

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