Did you know that many hand sanitizers bought in stores are full of toxic chemicals?! In fact, the FDA recently ban various hand sanitizers, because of all the toxic chemicals found in them! This instigated a recall on over 150 products!!
Your skin is your largest organ so it is important to know what you are putting on it, so, let them take all the hand sanitizer off the shelves, because we can teach you how to make your own. Yep, I have a homemade, DIY, hand sanitizer recipe and it’s made with pure, natural ingredients and essential oils. Click here to see it.
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HOMEMADE HAND SANITIZER
Most of us have heard that the overuse of antibiotics and antibacterials are causing germs to change and get stronger, so we shouldn’t use antibacterial gels that are so popular today. And the chemicals in hand sanitizers are POISON!! But there are times when you don’t have access to soap and water and you need to clean something off your hands.
A non-chemical, naturally scented version of hand sanitizer can be made right at home using powerful essential oils and a few other ingredients. These essential oils boast the following beneficial properties: antibacterial, antibiotic, antiviral, and antifungal. The best place to get good oils is at DoTERRA. My absolute go-to!
DoTERRA oils are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade. They are stronger, more effective. A little goes a LONG way!
- 5-10 drops lavender essential oil (I used 10 drops doTERRA, which is very strong, but I wanted to cover the scent of the tea tree, and I added a few drops of doTERRA Citrus Bliss, then the scent was very pleasing)
- 20 drops tea tree essential oil (I used 10 drops doTERRA)
- 1 Tablespoon witch hazel (commercially prepared is fine)
- 8 ounces pure aloe vera gel – available at health food stores or – a GREAT one is available at www.mountainroseherbs.com. DO NOT use the green medicated variety that you would put on a sunburn)
I made my first batch when I was about to go out of town, so I didn’t have time to order aloe. I got some Aloe/witch hazel blend from my health food store which also had some alcohol and water in it. It was acceptable. But ideally you want to avoid the alcohol because it is typically petroleum based.
Add essential oils to a small glass bowl or container and swirl to mix. Add witch hazel to the oils and swirl again. Add this mixture to the aloe vera gel and mix well.
Tips and warnings
You can put your sanitizer in 3 or 4 ounce squirt bottles. Perfect for throwing into a purse or a backpack! You could also mix up a batch and keep in a container with a pump. Use a dime-size portion. Using more than the suggested amount of essential oils is not recommended. Keep in mind these are very concentrated, powerful plant extracts. If you are new to using essential oils you may want to test for an allergic reaction before slathering on this hand sanitizer. As with any natural plant, family members could be allergic. For a simple patch test mix one drop of essential oil with about 1 TBSP of olive oil. Rub a bit on the inside of your elbow, cover with a bandage, and wait 24 hours to see if there is any negative reaction.
Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use tea tree oil, and this formula should not be used on infants.