Tito's Warns Consumers To NOT Use Vodka As Hand Sanitizer

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We understand the concern about Coronavirus and staying healthy, but that doesn't mean turning towards vodka!

Literally.. Tito's Vodka has spent the last 24 hours explaining to customers on social media that you should NOT be using their vodka to make your own hand sanitizer!

Some are resorting to vodka and aloe to make their own hand sanitizer, and Tito's Vodka does not encourage it.

The Vodka company replied to several customers who reached out about creating their own virus-defense remedy on Twitter.

The official Twitter for Tito's replied saying, "Per the CDC, hand sanitizer needs to contain at least 60% alcohol. Tito's Handmade Vodka is 40% alcohol, and therefore does not meet the current recommendation of the CDC. Please see attached for more information."

Homemade hand sanitizer is also not a great option in general, experts say, despite a shortage in the store-bought disinfectants. 

Moral of the story, use the Tito's to DRINK responsibly!