Homemade Hand Sanitizer

Homemade Hand Sanitizer RecipeThis DIY homemade hand sanitizer with essential oils can help protect you and your loved ones from germs keeping hands, fresh and clean. Keeping your hands clean is one of the most effective ways to stay healthy and ensure that you don’t spread germs to others.

Sometimes busy schedules and travel can lead to using harsh, drying chemicals to sanitize your hands on the run. This DIY natural homemade hand sanitizer is the perfect quick fix to soothe, sanitize, soften, and refresh your hands, wherever you are.

The recipe is the perfect blend of aloe, sunflower oil and five essential oils that help stop germs in their tracks. The base ingredient of the homemade hand sanitizer is alcohol with skin moisturizing aloe juice and sunflower oil to combat the dryness.

The next antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, anti-fungal and immune-supporting ingredient is lemon essential oil, which is cold-pressed from the rind of the fruit and has countless beneficial purposes besides sanitizing your hands!Lemon Essential Oil

Next, the perfect complement to the recipe is happy, and uplifting cold-pressed orange essential oil, cheerfully contributing its own antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, anti-fungal and immune-supporting superpowers.

Peppermint Essential OilPeppermint essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the peppermint plant and adds antiseptic strength to the homemade hand sanitizer. The antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic and anti-fungal properties of tea tree essential oil contribute as well.

Last but certainly not least, is the powerful, therapeutic lavender essential oil. Kokokahn’s lavender essential oil is from Provence, France. The germ-fighting, immune bolstering strength of the homemade hand sanitizer is matched with its unique, uplifting, relaxing, rejuvenating, and naturally appealing scent.Kokokahn Essential Oils Lavender Plant

What could be easier? Simply funnel the alcohol, aloe juice and sunflower oil 4 ounce PET plastic spray bottle, then cap, shake and drop into your purse, kid’s backpack, pocket, travel bag, beach bag, diaper bag, car storage bin…and you are ready to spray germs away and enjoy sanitized and smooth hands in a snap, everywhere you go!

Store in a cool, dry place. This blend will last 1 year when stored out of sunlight and heat.

Homemade Hand Sanitizer

The CDC recommends at least 60% alcohol in a hand sanitizer.  In light of this information, we have revised our recipe for you with 75% alcohol. 
3 oz or 6 T. isopropyl alcohol or 150 or higher proof vodka or grain alcohol (like Everclear)
1 oz or 2 T. aloe juice
Funnel the aloe juice, sunflower oil and alcohol into the 4 ounce PET plastic spray bottle, then cap, shake and drop into your purse, kid’s backpack, pocket, travel bag, beach bag, diaper bag, car storage bin or other easily accessible places.

 

Most of the ingredients for this DIY homemade hand sanitizer are available in Kokokahn’s shop. Shop now or click on each ingredient in the recipe to purchase individual ingredients.

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Traci is a Certified Aromatherapist with 18 years experience in essential oils, aromatherapy and product formulation. She is the Founder of Kokokahn Essential Oils. Learn more about Traci and her journey.

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