DIY Recipe of the Month: Organic Hand Sanitizer
DIY Recipe of the Month
Washing your hands and keeping them clean is an important step to help you stay healthy, avoid catching a bug, and preventing the spread of germs. It's also a great idea to have hand sanitizers available at home and when you're on the go. With the current shortage of commercial hand sanitizers, we're sharing a quick and effective recipe for you so you can use your DIY skills to stay safe and healthy. Many recipes call for high-proof alcohol, or isopropyl, but we prefer the Organic route whenever possible.
This recipe is super simple and can be whipped up quickly without any harmful additives. Also note that a dilution of our alcohol in spray bottles is a great remedy to sanitize other surfaces as well!
This Months Recipe: Hand Sanitizer
What you'll need
- 6 oz. Organic Cane Alcohol 190-Proof
Any of our 190-Proof, or 95% alcohols can be used
- 3 oz. Organic Aloe Vera Gel
We like Mountain Rose Aloe Vera Gel
- Essential Oils
Optional for fragrance
- Dispenser Bottle
What you'll do
- Mix Aloe Gel with Alcohol
- Add Essential Oils
- Mix thoroughly
- Pour into easy-to-dispense Bottles, and label
This recipe is a little more liquid than typical gels but has no added chemicals or harmful additives. To be effective, it's recommended that your hand sanitizers contain 60% alcohol content to properly disinfect and kill germs.