Taking care of our health is important, but this is something that gets a bit complicated sometimes, specially when you’re out on the streets all the time or doing activities that don’t give you much time to properly wash your hands with soap and water.

It’s true that hand sanitizer shouldn’t replace hand washing, but they to help a lot to keep you from touching your face or eyes with dirty hands, specially if you have a cold.

Have you tried making your own?

Today I want to give you a great recipe to make your own hand sanitizer:

Start your natural hand sanitizer by choosing a container of your choice. This recipe will work in plastic squeeze bottles, or mini spray bottles. Look for these in the travel accessories area of health and beauty departments.

Use the following recipe:

  • 2 parts aloe gel (NOT juice).
  • 1 part distilled water (NOT tap).
  • 1 part grain alcohol-vodka (NOT isopropyl).
  • 4-5 drops essential oil of choice (NOT fragrance oils). Hint: tea tree is a great antibacterial and one of the best essential oils to add to a hand sanitizer recipe.

Mix all ingredients in glass bowl (preferably) with a plastic spoon.

I don’t use metal dishes or utensils because of potential reactions with the essential oils. Pour your aromatherapy hand sanitizer into plastic containers. You can add less water if you prefer a thicker product.

Enjoy and stay away from germs!