Wednesday, April 8, 2020

DIY :: Hand Sanitizer

I missed the memo the day everybody went out and bought all the hand sanitizer out there.  I haven't seen it in weeks.  I've looked mostly online (we only venture to the store once a week) and it's been MIA.

I used to make face care products at home (that's how I started stocking up on essential oils), so I had a couple of spray bottles lying around.  I figured, why not?  It's not like I am going to find it at the store anytime soon.

I got lucky at with the 2 main ingredients:  isopropyl alcohol and aloe vera juice.  The latter is moisturizing and much needed.  If you are making a hand sanitizer spray, go with the aloe vera juice.  If you have a pump dispenser, go with the aloe vera gel.  It is still available at Walmart but it's an in-store purchase item only.

 The recipe is super simple.  I followed the indications of the CDC.  Here are the details:

Add the following to a measuring cup:
3/4 cup isopropyl alcohol
1/4 cup aloe vera juice 
2 drops lavender essential oil
8 drops tea tree oil

Stir and aliquot into your spray bottles.  You are done!

It doesn't get easier!  The tea tree oil is antimicrobial and the lavender oil is antibacterial and moisturizing.  Together, they help mask the scent of the isopropyl alcohol.

Have you tried making your own hand sanitizer?

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