DIY Hand Sanitizer Recipes

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Gentle Hand Sanitizer Recipe (Safe for Kids)


¼ cup aloe vera gel

20 drops germ destroyer essential oil


Mix all ingredients and store in a reusable silicone tube.

Use as needed to naturally remove germs from hands.


Strongest Homemade Hand Sanitizer Recipe


2/3 cup rubbing alcohol

1/3 cup aloe vera

20 drops germ destroyer essential oil


Mix all ingredients and combine in a spray bottle (these are the perfect size) or small bottle of any kind. Use as needed.


Hand Sanitizer Gel Recipe

2/3 cup 99% rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) or ethanol

1/3 cup plain aloe vera gel (the less additives, the better, however I couldn’t find anything close at my drug store or health food store). Some people may choose to use vegetable glycerine instead (I did – see above).

8-10 drops essential oil, optional (consider ones that have additional anti-sceptic properties i.e. lavender, thyme, clove, cinnamon leaf, peppermint etc.)

bowl, spatula, funnel

plastic bottle with pump or squirt top (cleaned)


DIY Non-Toxic Hand Sanitizer with Essential Oils


5 ounces of aloe vera gel

1 ounce of witch hazel

4 drops orange essential oil

4 drops cinnamon essential oil

2 drops clove essential oil

2 drops lavender essential oil


Mix all ingredients into a container and shake until well mixed.

*Note: Make sure you check your ingredients because sadly, aloe gel is not always just aloe gel. You want a pure one.

Tip: For a squeeze container, look in the travel section at your local grocery store or online. I find the perfect sized ones there for around $1.00 each. Amazon has these cute silicone bottles that would be perfect for this recipe.





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