I do not like alcohol swabs, as they dry out the fingers. The BD Alcohol Swabs are not even sterile. Chlorhexidine gluconate 2% can be used as an alternative to 70% isopropyl alcohol. Diabete-ezy diabetes cleansing wipes have a chlorhexidine gluconate 2% solution. The Diabete-ezy wipes are expensive, as shipping from Australia is expensive, so I made my own wipes. ___________________________ MATERIALS * Hinged Cotton Round Holder (http://www.containerstore.com/shop?productId=10034869&N=&Ntt=cotton+round) ($1.49) * CVS Premium Hypoallergenic Cotton Rounds, 100% Cotton (http://www.cvs.com/shop/product-detail/CVS-Premium-Hypoallergenic-Cotton-Rounds-100-Cotton?skuId=307275) ($3.59) * 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Skin Cleanser, 16 oz (http://www.amazon.com/Durvet-001-0258-Chlorhexidine-Solution/dp/B000HHSD8M/ref=pd_sim_sbs_hpc_30) ($8.93) * Safeskin High Performance Purple Nitrile Exam Gloves (http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/safeskin-high-performance-purple-nitrile-exam-gloves/ID=prod2651747-product) ($7.99) ___________________________ INSTRUCTIONS 1. Wash your hands, to remove contaminants 2. Wash the Hinged Cotton Round Holder with water and soap and dry. 3. Put on the SafeSkin High Performance Purple Nitrile Gloves. 4. Open the CVS Premium Hypoallergenic Cotton Rounds package, and take a cotton round. 5. Unscrew the top of the 2% chlorhexidine gluconate Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser. 6. Put a cotton round on top of the Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser bottle and turn the bottle upside down. Saturate the cotton round with the cleanser. 7. Put the cotton round in to the hinged cotton round holder. 8. Repeat steps 6. and 7. until the desired amount of swabs are in the hinged cotton round holder. 9. Remove gloves 10. Put the hinged cotton round holder in the blood glucose meter case.