Well, with all the hand sanitizer sold out of the stores, I decided to try making my own. It was easy and I’m so glad I have some for my family to take on the go now. I love this particular recipe because the gel isn’t sticky, it dries quickly, and has a light, fresh scent that isn’t strong like regular hand sanitizers. Here’s how you can make your own hand sanitizer, too!
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Ingredients to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer
- 1 oz. (1/8 cup) Aloe Vera Gel (I used and love the SEVEN Minerals brand from Amazon)
- 2 oz. Alcohol (at least 60% — I used Everclear 95% purchased at a liquor store. If you use Vodka, make sure it’s at least 60%.)
- 10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil (I’m partial to the Rocky Mountain Oils, high quality and very affordable)
- 10 drops Orange Essential Oil
- 10 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- Containers (I found these on Amazon, and they’re great for this project!)
(If you’re just starting with Essential Oils like I was, check out This Essentials Kit from Rocky Mountain Oils to get the Lemon, Orange, and Tea Tree Oils, plus a few others — Peppermint, Rosemary, and Lavender — for a great price!)
Step-By-Step Instructions to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer:
- Measure each ingredient (1 oz. aloe vera gel, 2 oz. alcohol, 10 drops each essential oil) in a glass bowl and mix well.
- Using a funnel, pour into the containers.
- Optional: Make labels that say “Hand Sanitizer”
Video to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer:
Enjoy this video of when I made our first batch of hand sanitizer.