It seems that hand sanitizer is everywhere. I have to admit it is very convenient. I like having it on hand when we are out about but I hate the strong chemical smell that comes along with it. I wondered if there was a natural homemade hand sanitizer that I could make at home. I did a little research and found that it is very easy.
This recipe uses essential oils that boast the following beneficial properties: antibacterial, antiviral, antibiotic, and antifungal. If you are new to using essential oils keep in mind that they are very powerful. Do not use more than recommended. You may want to test for an allergic reaction prior to using this. Woman who are pregnant or nursing should not use tea tree oil, as not much research has been done, and it should not be used on infants.
Here what you need: 10 drops of lavender essential oil, 20 drops tea tree essential oil, 1 tablespoon witch hazel, 8 ounces of aloe vera gel (available at health food stores…don’t use the green medicated kind!)
Here is what you do: in a small glass place your essential oils then add witch hazel, swirl them around so they mix up. Add aloe vera gel and mix well.
I store mine in little plastic squeeze bottles that I have recycled from previous products.
My son is very finicky about smells so I was nervous how this would go over. He loves it!
My family is really enjoying making homemade alternatives to many products around our home. You can see more recipes for homemade hygiene & cleaning products here.
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