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Homemade Hand Sanitizer


  • Author: Kari
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 3 ounces each 1x

Description

An easy to make non-toxic hand sanitizer perfect for traveling or running errands alike!


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Ingredients

For a spray bottle:

3 Tablespoons aloe vera gel

3 Tablespoons witch hazel, isopropyl alcohol, ethanol, or vodka

15 drops lemon essential oil

15 drops lavender essential oil

1530 drops of tea tree essential oil, see notes

For a squeeze bottle:

1/4 cup aloe vera gel

2 Tablespoons witch hazel, isopropyl alcohol, ethanol, or vodka

15 drops lemon essential oil

15 drops lavender essential oil

1530 drops of tea tree essential oil, see notes


Instructions

For either the spray or squeeze bottle recipe, combine all the ingredients together. You can do this by using a funnel to put them directly into your container. Or you can mix them together in a small bowl then funnel, (or very carefully) pour them into your container of choice.

If you’re using a clear container, be sure and store it in a dark place to help preserve the properties of the essential oils.

Essential oils can separate over time, so I recommend shaking up your hand sanitizer before each use.


Notes

The more tea tree oil you use, the more effective it is in killing germs. However I personally have some sensitivities to this particular oil, so I use the small amount which seems to work fine for my skin. Also as an essential oil disclaimer, these are generally considered to be safe oils for most people. However keep in mind they may not work for you and you should always seek the advice of a medical professional/discontinue using them if you have any reactions at all! Also some of these oils can have a photosensitivity in some people where you could have a reaction when your skin is exposed to the sun. I’ve personally not had this problem, but just wanted to mention it.

Also this recipe makes about 3 ounces each – spray or squeeze bottle.

Keywords: DIY, Hand Sanitizer, Homemade