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DIY Natural Hand Sanitizer

05 April 2016   |   3:26 pm

We often use hand sanitizers to clean our hands when soap and water are not accessible. When you’re on the go and can’t find a place to wash your hands, hand sanitizer can be a lifesaver to get rid of germs. However, commercial hand sanitizer can get quite expensive and a lot risky when frequently used due to presence of heavy chemicals. It can be effective at killing germs but it can at the same time be dangerous to health basically the immune system when used frequently. This is where making a natural hand sanitizer becomes expedient.

One benefits of learning how to make sanitizers is that you can afford to go totally natural in all your ingredients thereby avoiding heavy harmful chemicals. Plus, you can afford to customize your sanitizers with preferences that best suit your taste. So let’s examine one recipe of a natural hand sanitizer.

Get ready to arm yourself with a softly-scented DIY natural hand sanitizer using the recipe below:

Ingredients

·         5-10 drops of Peppermint, lavender essential oil, tea tree, or cinnamon oil.

·         30 drops tea tree essential oil (this is a 0.5% concentration)

·         1 Tablespoon high-proof vodka. (Some people prefer to use witch hazel extract)

·         8 ounces 100% pure aloe vera gel

·         ¼ teaspoon Vitamin E oil. It helps to soften hands serving as a natural preservative also to increase shelf life.

Method

Add peppermint, tea tree, cinnamon or lavender essential oil with Vitamin E oil to a small finger spray bottle and whirl to mix together. Add alcohol to the oils and swirl again. Add this mixture to the aloe vera gel and shake well. Your hand sanitizer is ready for use. Ensure you shake gently before each use.

This sanitizer recipe should last several months with the addition of Vitamin E to help preserve. With this recipe, you can start making your own quick dough per bottle. It is safe, easy to make, chemical free and still very much effective at killing germs!

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