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DIY Hand Sanitizer

DIY essential oil hand sanitizer

If you live in the Northern United States, it’s likely that your tree, flower, and grass pollens are just beginning to ramp up. That means itchy eyes, a nose that doesn’t want to inhale oxygen anymore, and that constant throat tickle that just won’t seem to give up — no matter how fervently you try to hack it up! Young and old alike, if you suffer from these seasonal pollen threats, you understand the discomfort. Last month we addressed allergies and essential oils more in depth here, so give that a read if you need a little relief.

But now we’re going to address another important body part associated with seasonal threats: Your hands! The hands that itch, that hold the tissues, that touch your sensitive, uncomfortable face and throat. They need to stay clean, otherwise your condition will just get worse. No one wants to deal with being sick and having a bad case of mid-Spring sniffles at the same time.  

The quick fix is often hand sanitizer, especially if hand soap and water isn’t available when you need it. Instead of going to the store to buy a sanitizer, which is often primarily made up of ethyl alcohol, try this quick and all-natural alternative!

DIY essential oil hand sanitizer

Hand Sanitizer

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

  1. Pour Aloe Vera Jelly into a flip top bottle.
  2. Add 18 drops Germ Fighter OR KidSafe Germ Destroyer
  3. Shake well to mix oils.
  4. Use a dime size squirt of the gel as needed on your hands and rub in.

This is such an easy way to make your own hand sanitizer, without all of the drying properties of alcohol. And, because this recipe calls for our Aloe Vera Jelly, there isn’t even a need to add a preservative. It doesn’t get much easier than this!

4 thoughts on “DIY Hand Sanitizer”

    1. Anti-microbial suggestions: everlasting, lemon, lemongrass, myrrh, pine, rock rose, tea tree.
      Anti-bacterial suggestions: eucalyptus, manuka, sage, geranium bourbon.
      Anti-viral suggestions: bergamot, eucalyptus, lavender, lime, sweet marjoram, melissa, pine, rose.
      Antiseptic suggestions: angelica root, aniseed/star anise, basil, laurel bay, W.I. bay, bergamot, black pepper, cajeput, cardamom, Atlas cedarwood, Virginian cedarwood, Roman chamomile, cinnamon, citronella, clove bud, cypress, eucalyptus, eucalyptus broadleaf peppermint, eucalyptus lemon-scented, everlasting, sweet fennel, fir, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, hyssop, jasmine, juniper berry, lavender, spike lavender, lemon, lemongrass, lime, sweet marjoram, may chang, myrrh, myrtle, neroli, niaouli, nutmeg, sweet orange, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, pine, rock rose, rose, rosewood, sage, sandalwood, australian sandalwood, spearmint, tangerine, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, yarrow, ylang ylang, geranium bourbon.

      Just to name a few. Ha,Ha!!

    1. You could use alcohol, however that can be very drying to the skin. You might be able to counteract that by adding vegetable glycerin, though you might still have some drying.

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