Check out this video to learn how to make your own hand sanitizer.
DIY Hand Sanitizer
Keep a small bottle of this homemade hand sanitizer made with aloe vera, alcohol and essential oils in your purse or car for those times when you need a little extra germ protection but don’t have access to a sink. Washing your hands is always the best way to prevent the spread of germs but sometimes soap and water just isn't available. Try this before you buy hand sanitizer from the store.
Learn how to make your own hand sanitizer
Go have a peek in your medicine cabinet and check if you have the following supplies. If not, you can get some of them at the drugstore (if there is any left) or as always, on Amazon, although they are selling out there too.
- 2/3 cup 99% rubbing alcohol or 120 proof Everclear.
- 1/3 cup aloe vera gel.
- 8-10 drops essential oil, such as lavender, peppermint or grapefruit
- Bowl and spoon.
- Empty liquid soap or hand sanitizer bottle.
Pour the aloe into the empty soap container
. Measure the aloe in a measuring cup and use a funnel to pour the aloe into the empty soap container.
Add the alcohol and shake
The most important thing is to use alcohol that is 60% or higher. Regular Smirnoff vodka won’t work. Use the 120 proof like I did or get 99% rubbing alcohol from the pharmacy (FYI, they are probably out of stock).
Add 8-10 drops of your favorite essential oils and shake again.
Ready to use
To use squirt a small amount into the palm of your hand and rub it in.
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