DIY: Homemade Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizer
It’s easy to make your own hand sanitizer, but what if you want an alcohol-free, all-natural version? With a few common essential oils, you can easily make a homemade one for yourself, as noted by Dr. Lawrence Rosen at MindBodyGreen.
The blend includes oils with proven anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties and adds aloe vera gel for smoothness. It contains no chemicals or alcohol, which might cause skin irritation, Dr. Rosen says. Here’s his recipe:
- Start with a 4 ounce spray bottle.
- Fill it about ¾ full with sterile water.
- Add 1 TBSP of aloe vera gel.
- Add 10 drops each of cinnamon, clove, rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils.
- Add 20 drops of either lemon, orange or grapefruit essential oil – whatever aroma fits your mood.
- Place the spray dispenser top on securely and mix thoroughly.
- Spray two or three times on your hands and rub together.
- Repeat as needed.
You should know, The Wall Street Journal notes that alcohol-free hand sanitizers don’t have enough clinical studies to prove whether they are as effective or more effective than alcohol-based sanitizers. Then again, if you’re making or using an alcohol-based sanitizer, then make sure it has alcohol concentration of at least 60%—anything under that won’t kill microbes, according to The New York Times.
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