Last Updated on April 3, 2020 by April
How to Make an Effective DIY Hand Sanitizer
In order for your DIY hand sanitizer to work, the end product must have a minimum of 60 percent alcohol. If you really want to protect yourself, essential oils should only be used as a supplement to boost effectiveness and not to replace alcohol. In order to accomplish this, you will need to use rubbing alcohol that is 91 percent alcohol or higher. Please note that most rubbing alcohol you will see is 70 percent, which is not enough.
Homemade Hand Sanitizer and Spray
2/3 cup Rubbing Alcohol – Minimum 91 percent
1/3 cup Aloe Vera Gel
5 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
5 Drops Vitamin E Oil (Optional) – While Vitamin E oil isn’t essential to sanitize your hands, it’s important to keep your hands from drying out. Hands can become overly dry from repeated hand sanitizer use and eventually crack.
***With rubbing alcohol being difficult to find right now, here is a pre-made hand sanitizer and disposable gloves from Amazon.***
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