Homemade hand sanitizer
Homemade hand sanitizerCourse: RecipesDifficulty: Easy
CDC recommends washing hands with soap and water whenever possible because handwashing reduces the amounts of all types of germs and chemicals on hands. But if soap and water are not available, using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.
1/2 Cup Aloe vera Gel (store bought or home made)
– Can be replaced with glycerine if Aloe gel is unavailable
1 Cup 91% Isopropyl alcohol or higher
(Optional) 15 – 20 drops of essential oil (tea tree, lavender or rosemary recommended)
(Optional) 1 Tablespoon 3% hydrogen peroxide
- Simply mix all ingredients together well. Ensure you mix everything very thoroughly, its very important to have an even distribution of ingredients.
- Add to a spray or lotion bottle and use as conventional hand sanitizer.
- The Aloe gel and glycerine act as emollients, helping to keep your skin moisturised. Overuse of Sanitizer will still dry out your skin.
- Hand sanitizer is not designed to replace washing your hands. Washing your hands should remain your primary method of sanitation.
- If your hands are becoming dry from use, apply oils high in saturated fats to your skin before you sleep (coconut oil, tallow, ghee)