Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Natural and Safe Hand Sanitizer
If your looking for a cheap and safe hand sanitizer try this. This formula is also less harsh on your skin. It works great and the essential oils give it a wonderful antibacterial boost. And it smells lovely!
1/4 cup Pure Aloe Vera Gel (note: the aloe vera gel pictured is not pure, I usually use this brand)
1/4 scant cup Witch Hazel
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
15 drops Tea Tree Oil
Mix and match what oils you would like to customize your scent. About 10 drops of what ever you choose should do it. If you want a stronger scent add more. The list above is just suggestions you can use any essential oils that you would like.
I think this works best if you use a lidded jar to mix the ingredients. Just place all of the above ingredients into the jar and shake in till mixed. Then pour into a small squeeze or spray bottles. Check the travel section at your local store. That's it. Carry it in your purse or send it in your child's backpack for a quick cleaning when water and soap are not available.
To read what Mothering Magazine has to say about using essential oils for its antibacterial benefits and hand sanitizing go here.