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DIY Hand Sanitizer

DIY Hand Sanitizer

Keep your hands clean when you are on the go with this cleansing DIY hand sanitizer spray gel that is super easy to make at home for everyone to enjoy.

Flu season is not fun and none of us wants to catch the flu or any other viruses. This is why it is crucial to make sure to wash your hands with soap and water – or, if that is not possible, use hand gel. Keep your home, your desk or work station, your seat on the train or plane clean by bringing your wipes and disinfectant sprays to wipe the surfaces. When you are out, I strongly recommend that you avoid touching anything you don’t need to touch.

Be mindful of what you come into contact with – such as door handles and poles in the bus, metro or train – and if you cannot wash your hands or use your sanitizer, do not touch your face.

We love having essential oils on hand for these quick DIY natural cleansers and products at home, we especially love using them in our diffusers. This recipe calls for 3 of our favourite essential oils. It is excellent for those times when soap and water aren’t available, and your hands need to be washed.

I love to keep this homemade hand sanitizer and a small bottle of soap in my purse because of my allergies to products with artificial fragrances. Make sure to shake your bottle well before using and to make sure that your ingredients are mixed well. Prevent your hands from becoming dry and cracking by moisturizing after washing your hands and using sanitizer.  

Moisturize after using any sanitizer, we don’t want your hands to get dry or crack!

The key is to make sure that you use the right ratio of each ingredient. The CDC Control recommends we use hand sanitizers that contain a minimum of 60% alcohol, this is the percentage used in most store-bought hand sanitizers. Trying to replicate this on your own can be tricky, Dr. Sally Bloomfield, with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, shared with the Guardian. This is why we want you to make sure that you follow the recipe below, if you do add more alcohol than the recipe asks for, please make sure that you shake sanitizer well before use and moisturize after using any sanitizer, we don’t want your hands to get dry or crack!

Hand Sanitizer Spray Gel

Total Time: Approx. 5 minutes including prep.
Serving: 2-4 oz

Here’s what you will need to get started:

Small mixing bowl
2 or 4 oz mist bottle or tube
3/4 cup 91% isopropyl alcohol
1/3 aloe vera gel
8 drops of organic tea tree essential oil
8 drops of organic cinnamon leaf essential oil
8 drops of organic bergamot essential oil

How to Get Started DIY Hand Sanitizer

Let’s Get Started

In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Pour into a mist bottle.

Place the spray top on tightly and shake well for approximately 20 seconds to thoroughly combine ingredients.

Please make sure to keep out of children’s reach.

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Great article. Concise and well written. Really practical, which is a good thing as there is too much informaton out there but this just really gets to the point. Well done and thanks for the recipe.

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