How To Make A Rubbing Alcohol Substitute

How To Make A Rubbing Alcohol Substitute

How To Make A Rubbing Alcohol Substitute | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Rubbing alcohol is good for so many things, not only is it an essential ingredient in hand sanitizer but it is also an excellent substance that can be used for cleaning and sterilizing. I use rubbing alcohol with a spray nozzle on top to clean my mirrors and I even clean the surface unit for my stove after I scrub with soap and water and dry because it gives an amazing shine to all my surfaces. I also use rubbing alcohol to clean the oil off my glasses, it works phenomenally for all kinds of personal care purposes. However, because of overbuying many people have been faced with showing up at the store only to find a vacant space where it used to be. It’s very upsetting to many so I went searching on Youtube for a recipe and method of making your own homemade alcohol and I was so thrilled when I found this excellent video by Nile Red who ingeniously teaches us step by step how to make rubbing alcohol from ordinary ingredients you can find at the grocery store such as yeast and sugar. I was so amazed and could not wait to share this in the hope that it may help someone through a difficult time.



  • Water (distilled is recommended because you want your water to be free of any possible contaminants)
  • .25 kilograms of Sugar per liter of water
  • 1 packet of Yeast for every two liters of water
  • An Air Lock


In this video, you will learn to do all the steps to make rubbing alcohol. First, you will dissolve your sugar in the distilled water.

Making rubbing alcohol with distilled water and sugar

Then you will learn how to dissolve and add your yeast, then will be guided step by step through the next process of fermentation. The fermentation process takes about a week.

Homemade DIY rubbing alcohol with distilled water and sugar and yeast

This video helped me a lot, I hope it can enlighten someone else and make them aware of the fact that being self-sufficient does not have to difficult.

This recipe has not been tested or proven by DIY Joy. This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not guaranteed by DIY JOY

How To Make Rubbing Alcohol At Home

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