This post is part of the series “How to Green Up Your Life Without Getting Overwhelmed”
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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 when I came across this all-natural recipe, I had to give it a try. Talk about simple!
(These measurements are just for reference. I just eyeballed it.)
- 8 oz of Aloe Vera Gel (non-medicated, colored or anything else weird)
- 1 Tbsp of Witch Hazel (I definitely used more than this. I like it to dry fast and this helps)
- 20 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil (or more)
- 10 drops of your favorite Essential Oil (or more, I chose Lemon for its smell and its anti-everything properties)
Mix it all together and put it in a 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!
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