Monday, January 30, 2012

Homemade Hand Sanitizer

For most families with young children, hand sanitizer plays a big role in keeping our hands clean when we are on the run! Here is a healthy alternative to the store-bought, alcohol-based sanitizers using only aloe vera gel, witch hazel and essential oils! I keep a bottle of this in my purse to have "on hand" at all times.

1 empty 2oz dispenser
1.9 oz aloe vera gel
1 tsp witch hazel
12 drops essential oils:


  • 5 drops Tea Tree

  • 3 drops Lavendar

  • 1 drop Oregano

  • 1 drop Rosemary

  • 1 drop Thyme

  • 1 drop Peppermint
Other essential oils you may consider using in your own recipe:


  • Eucalyptus

  • Cinnamon

  • Geranium

  • Clove

  • Cedarwood

  • Patchouli

  • Sandalwood

  • Neroli

  • Niaouli

  • Citrus oils: Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit

  • Lemongrass

  • Myrrh

  • Rose

  • Pine oils

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