How To Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer
Hand Sanitizer Recipe Ingredients:
1 Cup of 100% Aloe Vera Gel
6 Tablespoons of Witch Hazel
2 Tablespoons of Rubbing Alcohol
1 Drop of Tea Tree Essential Oil
4 to 8 Drops of Jasmine Essential Oil (or scent of your choice)
Here's what you do... first gather your materials together. Then mix the aloe vera gel, witch hazel, and rubbing alcohol together until well blended. Add 4-8 drops of essential oil to the mixture, and stir well. Pour the finished hand sanitizer into an empty container.
Once applied, just rub your hands together until the moisture evaporates and the stickiness vanishes.
Many essential oils like tea tree, lemongrass, lemon, cedarwood, clove, peppermint, and lavender have antibacterial properties. Use one of these essential oils to boost the germ-fighting power of your sanitizer.
If you find the consistency to be too thin, add more witch hazel or rubbing alcohol a teaspoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
Witch hazel, tea tree oil both have antiseptic and astringent properties which make them great for killing germs.
If you feel your sanitizer is a bit too sticky, simply add a bit more rubbing alcohol.
If you would like to avoid using rubbing alcohol, simply omit it from the recipe.
The aloe vera gel will help soothe skin and keep skin from drying out.