Inside you’ll find: An easy DIY hand sanitizer recipe to keep germs at bay.
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(I am not a doctor or a chemist. I have not done lab test or anything like that, so please use common sense and use at your own risk. The CDC recommends a hand sanitizer solution that is made up of at least 60% alcohol. And here is a list of commercial disinfectants that kill the coronavirus)
I’m not a germaphob, but some of the things my babies put their mouths on can make my stomach churn, sometimes literally. While washing your hands with soap is certainly the best way to rid little hands of germs, sometimes it’s just not an option. When out and about, hand sanitizer is a decent choice.
But I have concerns about the active ingredients in antibacterial products. So I was on the hunt for an easy way to keep my kids from getting sick, without filling their bodies with junky chemicals! This recipe is SO simple!
Homemade Hand Sanitizer Ingredients:
(These measurements are just for reference. I just eyeballed it.)
- 6 oz of Aloe Vera Gel (non-medicated, colored or anything else weird)
- 6 Tbsp of Rubbing Alcohol (The more the better for sterilization! And it helps the solution to dry more quickly!)
- 20 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil (or more)
- 10 drops of your favorite anti-viral Essential Oil (or more, I chose Lemon for its smell and its anti-everything properties)
Mix it all together and put it in an air tight container. I used old Bath and Body Works travel bottles that hook onto our diaper bag. Since they’re so small, I leave the rest of the mixture in the fridge until I need a refill.
And there you have it! An all natural hand sanitizer!
Looking for more ways to use common ingredients to make the things you need? You only need SIX ingredients to make nearly all the toiletry and cleaners you need to keep your household functioning! Here are the recipes I use when I need to make things last!