DIY Hand Sanitizer Gel with Aloe
Running low on hand sanitizer? DIY your way out of it.
More than likely you will find the ingredients in your medicine cabinet.
There are a lot of hand sanitizing recipes out there, but I have found this DIY recipe to be one of the easiest to make.
Plus, meets the requirements of the CDC for optimum germ killing and protection.
This recipe makes three, 3oz bottles of gel.
Make sure you use 70% alcohol or higher.
You can use any essential oil that you like. Just make sure the total amount for this recipe is 15 drops.
I usually mix lavender or rosemary with tea tree oil.
Can you mix rubbing alcohol and tea tree oil? Yes.
The tea tree adds an extra level of antibacterial, and germ fighting properties.
You can use any aloe vera gel from your supermarket or pharmacy. Just make sure it is 100% aloe vera with no added ingredients.
You can source all of the materials locally. I have also sourced all the items to order from Amazon if that's easier.
As of this writing, rubbing alcohol and aloe gel are hard to find in local stores.
- 1/3 Cup 100% Aloe Vera Gel
- 2/3 Cup Isopropyl Alcohol
- 15 Drops Essential Oil(s)
- 3 - 3oz Containers
- High Heat Spatulas
Take your ingredients and mix them in a glass or ceramic bowl.
It's best not to use a plastic bowel to mix with unless you know it's safe for rubbing alcohol use. Many are not.
I like to use a Pyrex glass measuring cup and then simply pour into your containers.
I picked up the plastic dispenser containers at Amazon. I'm sure you can find them or locally too.
That's it. This hand sanitizer takes about 10 minutes to make.
Now, you have your own portable hand sanitizer.
The best part? You made it yourself!
Use it and stay safe!