Chances are you already know that hand sanitizer is out of stock everywhere! On the way into the city last night we were listening to news radio and there was a story about making your own hand sanitizer. Hello…why didn’t I think of that? I had everything I needed in my “oil toolbox.” The recipe below is from Alan Solomon of Hudson Square Pharmacy in New York City.Print
DIY Hand Sanitizer
Make your own hand sanitizer using essential oils and a few products you may already have on hand.
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Total Time: 2 minutes
- rubbing alcohol
- aloe vera gel
- essential oils
- glass bottle
- In a glass bottle, fill about 2/3 rubbing alcohol
- Use 10-15 drops of essential oils per 2-ounce bottle. I used tea tree and lavender
- Top off bottle with aloe vera gel
The pharmacist suggested using a small spray bottle. I made a larger one using a clean hand soap bottle and filling it 1/4 with rubbing alcohol, 20 drops of tea tree and 20 drops of lavender essential oils and then filled the rest with aloe vera gel.