Tuesday

DIY Hand Sanitizer

I made this homemade hand sanitizer about a month ago and I'm sharing it today after using it for a while. I didn't want to talk about how I made it until I tried it out. And I really like it. It smells very clean from the alcohol yet it has a nice fresh scent from the oils. The aloe vera gel does settle to the bottom of the bottles when it sits but after shaking it up, it's just fine. The gel adds a nice softness on the skin after spraying the sanitizer. I really like it. I spray it on my hands, on shopping carts, on my face mask, on my car steering wheel and door handles. I spray it everywhere!

Normally I would share the link to the recipe I used but I actually combined more than one set of instructions. One recipe I liked because it had aloe vera gel in it. I thought that would help counter the harshness of the alcohol but it didn't have any peroxide in it. I though peroxide had some value so I found another recipe that had peroxide in it but it was missing the essential oils and the aloe. So I figured out a formula to keep the ratios from each recipe the same so I could come up with this version:

150 ml Isopropyl alcohol 99%
20 ml Witch hazel
30 ml Aloe vera gel
20 ml peroxide
10 drops sweet orange essential oil
10 drops lemon essential oil
10 drops tea tree oil

kitchen scale
small spray bottles

Measure all ingredients using a kitchen scale.
Mix ingredients together and stir well.
Add more oils to adjust scent as you like.

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