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Homemade Hand Sanitizer

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There are times that you may have a need to make your own homemade hand sanitizer. If the supply is low because of high demand or you just want to make your own version of hand sanitizer, I have an easy DIY for you.

The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.

When it comes to clean hands, using soap and water is always your best choice. Practicing good handwashing habits is essential. Check out what the CDC has to say about, “what you need to know about handwashing

There are times that you may have a need to make your own homemade hand sanitizer. If the supply is low because of high demand or you just want to make your own version of hand sanitizer, I have an easy DIY for you.

Does Hand Sanitizer work?

Hand sanitizer should never replace handwashing. A homemade sanitizer with essential oils is great to use after you wash hands. Washing your hands properly is simple and effective.

ALWAYS turn off the faucet with the paper towel when you are done drying your hands. Touching a dirty faucet will recontaminate your hands. Plus, it’s always a good idea to use a towel to open the bathroom door. Because, um gross, but there are people who use the restroom and never wash their hands.

How to make hand sanitizer

Hand Sanitizer Ingredients:

Tools:

  • Foaming Soap Dispenser (You don’t need to have a foaming dispenser. A spray bottle or squirt bottle works just fine, too)
  • Small Bowl

The easy way to get foaming dispensers is buying the soap, saving the contents for later and washing thoroughly before you use them for making your own hand sanitizer. From Amazon Prime, you can get a battery-operated foaming dispenser for soap or homemade hand sanitizer that sits on the bathroom counter.

DIY Hand Sanitizer Directions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl, except the hand soap.
  2. Gently stir until the coconut oil is melted. 
  3. Pour the mixed ingredients into the dispenser and add the hand soap. Very gently shake and use.

NOTES:

  • You can use solid coconut oil and melt it, or a liquid fractionated coconut oil.
  • Any citrus essential oil will also work. Just be sure it’s a high-quality oil.
  • Be sure you’re not using sunburn gel with aloe in it. It will leave a sticky residue. 
  • This will not leave your hands feeling like you didn’t rinse the soap off of them. This is a tried and true mixture I use on the daily. 
  • This sanitizer will leave a slightly silky feel due to the coconut oil and can help soften the hands.

Again I cannot stress enough that proper handwashing is the best way to prevent the spread of germs. Learn the proper techniques. Sing a short tune in your head. The chorus of most songs will provide you with the time you need.

We all have to work together to help prevent the spread and it a lot of it starts with our hands!

Homemade Hand Sanitizer

Homemade Hand Sanitizer

The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.

Materials

  • ⅓ Cup Warm Water
  • 3 Tablespoons Witch Hazel
  • 2 Tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Antibacterial Hand Soap
  • 5 Drops Orange Essential Oil (Yes, you can skip this if you need too.)

Tools

  • Foaming Soap bottle
  • Mixing bowl

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl, except the hand soap.
  2. Gently stir until the coconut oil is melted. 
  3. Pour the mixed ingredients into the dispenser and add the hand soap. Very gently shake and use.

Notes

  • You can use solid coconut oil and melt it, or a liquid fractionated coconut oil.
  • Any citrus essential oil will also work. Just be sure it’s a high-quality oil.
  • Be sure you’re not using sunburn gel with aloe in it. It will leave a sticky residue. 
  • This will not leave your hands feeling like you didn’t rinse the soap off of them. This is a tried and true mixture I use on the daily. 
  • This sanitizer will leave a slightly silky feel due to the coconut oil and can help soften the hands.

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