Reusable Protective Face Mask – Home Made

Reusable Protective Face Mask - Home Made

If you cannot obtain a professionally produced mask, here is a simple and cheap solution to help you make a reusable protective face mask, that may* help protect you against COVID 19 droplets in the air. Whilst at the same time helping the environment, by recycling PET plastic.

Obviously you should stay at home as much as you can, but if you have to make essential outside trips or visits, and don’t have access to an industrially produced face mask, this simple idea may help protect you.

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Reusable Protective Face Mask - Home Made

What You Will Need?

Steps to take

1. Collect some large see through PET plastic bottles. Wash with soap for at least 20 seconds each part of the bottle – leave to dry.

 

 


 

 

Reusable Protective Face Mask - Home Made

 

2. Collect A pair of any glasses, long distance glasses, sun glasses, protective work glasses, any glasses that will fit your head. Thoroughly clean the exterior side.

3. Find your scissors, para cord or cotton, needle, a sharp knife (sharpen it if you have to – the knife needs to be very sharp, be very careful as you use it). Sellotape or other nonporous sealant. Collect a small piece of cloth that you can sew to the handles of each supporting side of the glasses. And on the outside of the plastic.


4. Take the bottle and sharp knife to your stove or use a lighter. Heat the knife. (You can try with scissors but if you do not heat the cutting blade you may split the PET plastic.

Reusable Protective Face Mask - Home Made


5. With a hot knife, cut the top and bottom off of the bottle, Then cut it through one side to stretch it out flat (make sure the knife is very hot, to prevent it splitting the plastic:

Reusable Protective Face Mask - Home Made

6. Clean and dry the surfaces of the pet plastic.


7. Put on a pair of the glasses and then place the plastic sheet around your head to position the pet plastic. Mark where the supporting arms meet the plastic to fully cover your face, then cut 2 small holes about 2 cm`s in length and as narrow as possible. Use a hot knife again for this.

8. Wrap a small piece of cloth around each arm of your glasses. You will use this to sew the cotton or para cord onto the plastic.

Reusable Protective Face Mask - Home Made


9. Have a separate small piece of material to sew onto the outside of the plastic

Align the glasses with the plastic, now sew from the arm to the exterior piece of cloth, using the small hole to pass the needle through.

10. Once you have connected the glasses to the plastic, carefully cover the cloth on the outside with thick sellotape or some other kind of non permeable tape. Do the same on the inner side. You now have some basic protection for your next essential visit to the shops or elsewhere. Make sure you carefully wash your mask and maintain your mask after each external visit.


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We hope you find this post helpful, we fully appreciate this is not 100% secure but it may offer you better protection against virus droplets with a home made Reusable Protective Face Mask, than little or no protection.

This video (its in Spanish, but is fairly self explanatory) from the Chilean Authorities on making a homemade mask may be an easier or additional method that you could wear inside the mask described in this blog.

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Source:

The original idea for this came from Argentine Doctor Cecilia Bicentino

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27 thoughts on “Reusable Protective Face Mask – Home Made”

  1. Amazing! how did you come up with this idea? thank you very much for posting this very great and unique home made skill. The good thing about this your skill is that, the materials are very easy to get as well as very easy process. Staying at home as a result of the panic created by the Coronavirus will certainly make many people to discover the talents. Thank you once again for helping to relieve stress. 

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    • Thank you Umokoro for stopping by. I`m glad you liked the idea. I cannot actually claim the credit, I saw it in a video from an Argentinian Doctor in Spanish. I thought it was so good, I decided to try and make one and have shared it in order to help others. Please share the idea with others, to help them protect themselves at minimal cost if they cannot obtain a professionally produced mask.

      This page will explain more about Spirulina.

      Best Regards,

      Trevor

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  2. Hi My name is Qaalid, It was great to learn how to make a home made face mask If you dont have a professionally produced mask. It was good to learn that this face mask may help protect you against COVID 19 droplets in the air. Whilst at the same time helping the environment, by recycling PET plastic. Its good too that you encourage people to stay at home as much as you can too. And only make essential outside trips or visits. If you don’t have access to an industrially produced face mask, this simple idea may help protect you. Thanks for sharing this idea.  Its most helpful.

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    • Thanks for visiting us Qaalid. I hope you can share this idea with people who perhaps cannot purchase professional masks.
      We appreciate your visit, and thank you for leaving a comment.

      Our What is Spirulina About page describes the history and the other conditions it may help you with.

      Best Regards,

      Trevor

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  3. Wow! This is amazing! Thank you so much for posting this!

    The good thing about this “reusable protective face-mask” is that the materials are easily available and the process of making it is easy!.  Thank you for sharing this with us to enable us protect ourselves against this deadly disease. I do really appreciate.Thanks

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    • Dear Lizzy,

      I“m glad you like the idea. Please do share it with people who may not be able to access professional masks. At least it provides some protection!.

      Best Regards,

      Trevor

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  4. For a moment I thought maybe the mask you are putting on is the professional one and was expecting to see the one you made at the end of the article hahaha. That’s a nice mask you got there and easy to make as well. In a world where everyone is concerned about where to get a mask and even a lot of people having money stolen from them trying to acquire this you just made it all so easy. Thanks for sharing this at a time when everyone really needs it.

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  5. Wow😍 This is amazing and creative! At least it’s economical compare to face mask. This is quite easy to make, and cheap as the materials needed are around us.

    Thanks for sharing this, I’ll start making mine tommorow and also make for my family and those who might need in my environment. I love it!

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    • Dear Wilson,

      I`m glad you liked the idea. I agree, the person who first suggested this (Agentine Dr) really thought outside the box for this one. I wanted to test it as I have an interest in the environment as well as Spirulina. Keep safe, and have a great day.

      Best Regards,

      Trevor

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  6. DIY! That is amazing especially in this pandemic. With step by step direction even with pictures. This is what we need in these days. Your wisdom is great. You are a genius. You will save lives with this. Thank you for your creativity.

    This has given me a chance to read about spirulina. I didn’t know it had such a great history. That is amazing.

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    • Dear Michael,

      Thank you so much for the kind feedback. I actually got the idea from a video in Spanish that I saw that an Argentine Doctor posted. Here in Latin America, people drink a lot of soft drinks, so they have plenty of PET bottles. I actually collected the ones I used from a recycling point near my house. It now serves as a useful extra backup to another mask I have for mine visits. I`m using it for short trips to the local shops – which is not often!

      Have a great day and thank you for stoppiong by.

      Best Regards,

      Trevor

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  7. This is incredible! With the shortage of face masks all over the world, this is exactly what is needed right now. Do it yourself face masks. It’s also a really simple to make, and it helps with the environment! I’m sure a lot of us have empty plastic bottles and gallons in our home, so this is a really good idea. It not only protects us, it also helps us recycle! Really great post!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I must confess this article is amazing wow “Reusable Protective Face Mask Home made”. For me I think reusable protective face mask is an gorgeous idea, it’ll not just make going out safe but also help reduce our daily expenses on a non reusable mask and also save one the time for going out to always purchase a non useable face mask. With these steps I can now confidently make my own mask. Thanks to you.

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  9. It is a very interesting topic. But at the moment I just want to advise you to stay at home and go out only in necessary cases such as grocery shopping to stretch your legs a little. Let’s not forget that quarantine does not mean not living at all. In any case, excellent creativity.

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  10. Wow! The creativity that accompanies this is quite great to see here and thank you so much for sharing out here. In all honesty, I found this post to be cool and awesome and thank you. This reusable facemask is quite not just beneficial, it covers virtually everything else and this is really great to see out here. Thumbs up to you for sharing this post out here and I’m thankful. 

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    • Thank you Ella. I`m glad you like it and I hope you can share it, particularly with those who might not be able to access an industrially produced mask.

      Did you have a chance to review our other pages? What is Spirulina About is the best way to understand it quickly? This super food is amazing. Its really helped me. I feel rejuvenated –   I have been taking it for three years now. 

      Have a great day in  Do you think UV light is helping?

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  11. Hi, Thanks for posting such a great idea. Really this is very helpful article for  everyone who wish to protect from  covivid 19 infection. As per your article all the material are easily available. Wearing a mask is essential for everyone, for protection and keeping some social distance  are compulsory for us. You have explained very easy way to making such mask. 

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    • Dear Anjani,

      I`m glad you liked it.  Please share the idea with friends in your community, particularly if they cannot access a professionally produced mask. 

      Did you have a chance to check out our other pages, A read of ; What is Spirulina About? may be helpful to you.  Its an amazing super food that has helped me. I for one feel rejuvenated. I have taken it now for three years or so.

      Have a great day in The Philippines and keep safe. Do you think UV light there is helping?

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  12. Wow !Its good that you use discarded materials such as plastics and eyeglasses frames to make an improvised shield and barrier against contaminated covid19 droplet…because here in the philippines some of our frontliners are also using that.Its cheap and environmentally friendly,although it is not as effective compared to N95 filtering facepiece respirator against covid19 droplet but it is better than wearing nothing . And I think it is sustainable because its ecologically friendly.Thanks.

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    • Thank you Iartes, glad you like it and I hope you can share the idea with friends in The Philippines. You are absolutely right, its not intended as a competitor to N95 facepiece but thought the idea was a good one, particularly for those without access to a professional mask. Here in Latin America, they consume a lot of soft drinks, so many with have the materials available.

      I hope you also had a chance to check out our other pages, in particular; What is Spirulina About? Its a truly astonishing super food that has really helped me. I for one feel rejuvenated having taken it now for three years or so.

      Have a great day in The Philippines and keep safe. I see your statistics are not that bad. Do you think UV light there has helped?

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  13. You know, sometimes the simple ideas are the best. Your advice about staying at home, is the best anyone can give during these difficult times.

    Every time I think about getting one of those paper face masks, I promptly forget when I am out. With your excellent tutorial, I need not worry, I can just make my own. Looking at the picture, I would say that this mask goes the extra mile.

    Most of the masks that we are able to buy, only cover the nose and mouth. This probably helps with your own breath not contaminating any one else but doesn’t fully protect you. The eyes are also susceptible to the airborne virus particles. It is also, all to common for us to touch our own face and transfer anything onto our hands and then back again.

    Your mask covers the entire face and because it’s made of plastic, it won’t allow anything through and can be re-used as many times as you like. Unlike other masks, this one can be easily washed. Cheaper and better, ideal.

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    • Thank you for the visit and the positive feedback. I`m glad you could notice the benefits. you can also wear a smaller face and nose mask underneath this too. & it uses cheap materials that many people will have in their homes or have easy access to.

      Did you have a chance to visit our page on the history of Spirulina. I think you would find that interesting as it also highlights the many other conditions it may help.

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  14. How in the world did you even come up with an idea as brilliant as this. I didn’t know that this could be used as protection gear. I really think it would be good that I share this post because it will also help alot of people save money and protect themselves during these times. I like how you have explained all this in this post here. I will give it a try now with my siblings.

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    • I`m glad you like the idea Riley.  Remember its not total protection but it does give you some protection on the street and nearby to your home and stops you touching your face.  You can also fit a smaller face mask underneath too.  Please check out our FAQFAQ page to learn more about this amazing superfood.

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