Wednesday, August 28, 2013

How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

School time is here again, and so are all the germs that come with it.  Even if you aren't going off to school germs are everywhere.  Let's kill the germs!

As I've shared before, whatever goes on your skin 70% of that will likely be in your blood stream in 26 seconds.  That includes every chemical that's on the ingredients list (and maybe some unknown chemicals, as it isn't mandatory that they all be on the label).

For your germ ridding pleasure here's how to make hand sanitizer in 4 easy steps...

1) Get almost 4 oz. (2 oz. for the small sprayers) of water, witch hazel, or aloe vera gel.  Water is cheap and easy, but you have to shake it a lot.  I like aloe vera gel because it doesn't run off your hands as easily as water, and it's moisturizing.

2) Find an antibacterial scent that you like, such as rosemary or lemon.

3) Add your favorite scent in with it.  Two choices are:
    -15 drops of rosemary essential oil, and 10 drops of lavender essential oil.
    -15 drops of lemon essential oil, and 10 drops tea tree essential oil.
You can add a few more drops if you the scent isn't strong enough for you.

4) Mix the essential oils and water, witch hazel, or aloe together well, and put it all into either a spray bottle or flip top container.  I'd go water or witch hazel for the spray bottle, and aloe vera gel for the flip top containers.

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For more information on the benefits of the essential oils, and the grave concerns that go along with traditional hand sanitizer, check out this article.

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