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DIY All-Natural Hand Sanitizer Recipe

Today’s guest post will show you two ways to make your own hand sanitizer. If you’re anything like me (major germ phoebe) you keep this stuff close by. You probably also have some almost empty bottles that are ready to be replaced refilled.

Yes! Reuse your old bottles to make DIY hand sanitizer! This is a great way to know for sure you’re products are all-natural. Plus, you can control the scent.

All Natural Hand Sanitizer RECIPES FROM EVE OF REDUCTION

When you travel, you don’t always have a sink and a dab of soap handy. How do you clean and sanitise your hands then? I’ll tell you how – by using a hand disinfectant. There is an abundant supply of hand sanitizer products in stores but as you probably know, most of them are laden with chemicals. Why use hundreds of toxins to keep your hands clean? Personally, I prefer using handmade, all natural biodegradable products that are not dangerous to my relatives. I just feel more secure knowing the ingredients in the products I use, either cosmetics or cleaning solutions.

Here I’m going to share with you a couple of hand disinfectant homemade recipes which are very effective and very easy to make. Take notes.

Hand Sanitizer Recipe 1

Ingredients:

  • Essential oils of your choice (for example, 8 drops of lavender and 10 to 15 drops of tea tree essential oils)
  • 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol (alternatively, you can use witch hazel; if so, increase to 2 tablespoons)
  • 3 tablespoons of aloe vera
  • ½ tablespoon oil with vitamin E

DIY hand sanitizer recipe #allnatural #DIY from EVE of REDUCTION

Directions:

This recipe is very easy to make. Combine the above ingredients in a container and mix well. Pour the liquid in a clean tube or small jar where you will be able to easily access it while on the go.

The amount of essential oil can be reduced in case you want your hand sanitiser to have a light odour.

The benefit of this disinfectant is that it lasts long thanks to vitamin E (let me remind you that vitamin E is known to help preserve skin-care products and others). I’ve found that it’s still good to use after twelve months, but I don’t recommend using it after that. Always diagnose it before applying onto the skin. If its color or smell change over time, perhaps you should dispose of it and make another one.

Use this homemade hand sanitiser the way you use their store-bought counterparts. Add a small amount of the liquid on your hands and rub.

Hand Sanitizer Recipe 2

Ingredients:

  • Vitamin E oil (1/8 teaspoon)
  • Filtered water (1 tablespoon)
  • Aloe vera gel (2 tablespoons)
  • Thieves Oil (5 drops or so)
  • Clean squeeze bottle (small)

How to make your own, all natural #DIY hand sanitizer with #essentialoils from EVE of REDUCTION

Directions:

Start by mixing the Thieves oil, vitamin E oil and aloe vera gel. Shake well. Then add a small amount of water – about 1 tablespoon or less – until a thin mixture is formed. It has to be thin so that you can easily apply it on your hand.

Apart from being quite inexpensive, this hand sanitiser is as efficient as commercial products and is ready in several minutes. You can place it in your purse with ease (if you use a small bottle to store it).

Hand Sanitizer Usage

If you want to prepare a long-shelf-life product, it’s wise to consider adding vitamin E. The market offers vitamin E oils that are purely natural and will help you do the trick. On Amazon a bottle of vitamin E oil (aff. link) costs less than $10, depending on the manufacturer.

Use this homemade hand sanitiser the way you use their store-bought counterparts. Add a small amount of the liquid on your hands and rub.

I hope you find these hand sanitizers better than their store-bought toxic alternatives and that you prepare one yourself. You won’t regret it!

The article is written thanks to Catford ManAndVanMates

I’m Cristin Frank (AKA Eve). I love all things frugal and crafty. My mindset is always on upcycling, repurposing, reducing waste and saving money – and Eve of Reduction is my roadmap. You might also want to check out my book, "Living Simple, Free & Happy."

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