Make your own Hand Sanitiser

April 26, 2020

Make your own hand sanitiser

Therefor some strange reason is an insatiable desire for buying hand sanitizer. Avon as always behind the times launched theirs last week, and it crashed the Avon website, such the demand. 

I guess killing germs on hands is in fashion at the moment, though the best advice as always is hand washing for 20 seconds with soap and water. But if you are like me at work on the checkout, then its a pretty handy thing to have.

That got me interested, especially as it's not cheap and still in short supply, even rationed.

So I have come up with two solutions! 

Make your own sanitiser

It is surprisingly easy to make your own, and you only need four ingredients. I don't plug other websites and their products, but I found them all easily and shall we say not inflated prices! 

So what you need

  • Rubbing alcohol (Isopropyl alcohol)
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Essential oil - Try Lavender.
  • A small pump action bottle to contain your gel
  • A container to make  

The key to this is rubbing alcohol - For a hand sanitizer to be effective, Your solution mix has to be 60% or above.  

Alcohol on the skin, Stings Proper in case you didn't notice!

Whereas shop sanitisers contain a lotion to minimise this

adding essential oils to your mixture will help soothe dry painful skin. 

Add 10-15 drops of essential oil, Lavender and Tee-Tree are our two favourites, even mix them.  

They contain antibacterial properties making your solution more effective.

To make the gel more gentle to your skin use one part Aloe Vera Gel to three parts of alcohol. 

Remember the keyword is alcohol, so don't overdo or dilute the solution. 

Leave for 72 hours for it to settle, Patch test and Go! 

Or to save you the bother of making them yourself, We have sourced some Aromatherapy Hand Sanitiser Spray from a trusted supplier  - CLICK HERE TO VIEW. 


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