Well I have used hand sanitizer for a long time now. There are a few things I am not fond of when it comes to it:
- Some of them make your hands really dry; actually I haven’t found one that hasn’t dried my hands out
- Some of them make your hands feel really sticky or tacky and I really hate that feeling
- Some of them don’t do what they should be doing
So when we started to use Young Living and then started to get on other sites I was seeing all these recipes for homemade. We have tried a few of them but still a lot of them still used alcohol in them!
What is the point people? It isn’t saving you money to make your own that dries your hands out because then you are still investing in lotion to hydrate your hands! Pish Posh
So we have since been doing four different variations but basically it is the same. These are a gel and would be something you would squirt out of a bottle. We have another one that is more like a spray, but we will save that for another day. Both do what I would like it to do and both do not dry my hands or anyone else in the family.
Homemade Hand Sanitizer – Gel Option 1
1 Cup Aloe Vera Gel
1 Tablespoon Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
30 Drops Thieves Essential Oil
Mix well and store in glass jar. Put in 2 oz. squeeze
tube/bottle as needed.
Homemade Hand Sanitizer – Gel Option 2
2 Tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel
1/8 Teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
10 Drops Thieves Essential Oil
5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
1 Tablespoon Water
Mix all ingredients but water in a 2 oz. tube/bottle.
At end add the water and shake again.
Homemade Hand Sanitizer – Gel Option 3
3 Tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel
1/2 Tablespoon Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 Teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
16 Drops Thieves Essential Oil
8 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
8 Drops Citrus Essential Oil (any kind)
Mix everything together in a bowl and then add to a small jar or a 2 oz.
Homemade Hand Sanitizer – Gel Option 4
This is a do not measure running out the door option when I find I have run
out and am in need of something quickly:
Pure Aloe Vera Gel
Vitamin E Oil
Thieves Essential Oil
Take 2 oz. squeeze tube/bottle. Fill about 2/3rds of the way with Aloe Vera Gel.
Next add Vitamin E Oil. Put in about 15 drops Thieves Essential Oil. Top off
with water. Shake and Go!
Do you have a favorite? Do you use different essential oils? Have you ever made a homemade hand sanitizer? If not what is stopping you?
Would you like to talk to Jack or Amy ?
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