Homemade Hand Sanitizer: Germsare is quite beneficial to life in many cases. However, they can be a nuisance and sometimes deadly. So it is important to take precautions and protect yourself from the bad germ that can harm us actually.
Plain soap and water are enough to kill the bad germs. However, sometimes we just do not have extra time to run to the bathroom and wash our hands. Hand sanitizers can eliminate this time taking process.
This article will guide you about making homemade hand sanitizers. So if you do not like chemical products and want to make a herbal sanitizer then read the article till the end.
Gentle Homemade Hand Sanitizer
This hand sanitizer is completely safe for your kids. You can make this for your school going kids too. This herbal sanitizer does not dry your skin, in fact, it is nourishing because it contains aloe vera. You can make it in a container so you do not have to get a bowl dirty.
Things you will need:
- 1/4 cup aloe vera gel
- 20 drops germ destroyer essential oil.
Just add all the ingredients in a container and store it. Use as required in order to naturally remove germs from your hands.
Strong Hand Sanitizer
If you want a strong sanitizer that works like a commercial one then try this recipe. This might be good for your personal use if you are working in a hospital.
Things you require:
- 1 tablespoon rubbing alcohol
- Half teaspoon vegetable glycerine
- 1/4 cup aloe vera gel
- 10 drops cinnamon essential oil
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil
- Distilled water
- Other essential oil, whatever you like for scent.
First mix aloe vera gel, glycerine, and rubbing alcohol in a bowl. Next, add tea tree oil, cinnamon essential oil and a few drops of any other essential oil just for the scent.
Mix the ingredients properly and add distilled water to it & thin the mixture to desired consistency. Next, use a small funnel in order to transfer hand sanitizer into a bottle. Hand sanitizer is ready to use.
You can make a natural hand sanitizer with no strong smell. Vitamin E oil helps to soften hands and will extend the shelf life up to 3 to 4 months. The sanitizer should be discarded after 6 to 9 months, in either case.
For this you will need:
- 1 cup aloe vera gel
- 2 tbsp witch hazel
- 30 drops tea tree oil
- 5-10 drops essential oil
- 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil
- Squeeze tubes or bottles
First, add vitamin E oil and the essential oils in a small bowl and stir. Then add the witch hazel and shake again. In the end, add aloe vera gel and mix properly. Pour the mixture in a container using a funnel. Shake well before use.
Always take advice from a doctor or a healthcare provider before using essential oils. Especially, before applying on children or if you have a medical condition.
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