DIY Hand Sanitizer and Spray

Last Updated on April 3, 2020 by April

DIY Hand Sanitizer Recipe

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

Mix all these ingredients in a small bowl. Place in a spray bottle to create a spray or into a glass dispensing jar. Be sure to shake the bottle before use to evenly distribute the essential oils.

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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