Hello, all and happy Monday!
I have a guest blogger today. Please meet Kathleen Crane.
She's here to tell us how to make your own DIY Eco-friendly hand sanitzer.
Take it away Kathleen!
Hand sanitizers can be a great way to protect
yourself in the approaching flu season. For
those that are extra careful with what you
put on your body, or your kids' bodies, then
you probably know that commercial hand
sanitizers are full of chemicals that can cause
allergic reactions, eczema and often, they dry
your hands which is very unpleasant as well.
But if you are an advocate of hand sanitizers
and you want to use them regularly to protect
yourself and your family, you might try
making it yourself. Knowing the exact
ingredients, will you give you a
sense of calmness, because it is much safer
than the chemically induced ones, and
as well these homemade hand sanitzer smell
so much better than the store bought kind.
You'll find this recipe to be to
be quite simple. Most recipes are for more
than just a small bottle of hand sanitzer. You
can make a larger bottle and then refill
your smaller ones, which will save you a
lot of money, rather than having to buy
hand santizers on a weekly or monthly basis.
You will need Aloe Vera gel or a concentrate
(keep in mind they will
be proportioned differently).
You will also need
Vitamin E, tea tree oil or
2-3 more essential oils of your choice
(depending on the properties each has, or
simply choose them based on which
ones smell the best to you). And you will also
need olive oil and water.
For my hand sanitzers I followed the below
1/4 cup (2 oz) olive oil
1/2 cup (4 oz ) Aloe-Vera concentrate
¼ teaspoon Vitamin E oil
15 drops Tea Tree Oil
20 drops Orange/Lavender
( or any scent of essential of your choice)
1 cup (8 oz) water
Tea tree oil is an all-natural product that has
antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and
is a great disinfectant.
Vitamin E will soften your hands, plus it will
preserve the hand sanitizer longer.
This recipe is for a 16 oz bottle, but If you
have a glass bottle I would suggest you
store it in there.
When you finish making the sanitizer, simply
fill your smaller bottles and keep them in
places where you need them the most.
You can use these for work, keep them
in your purse, car, kids bedroom, better yet,
just put one everywhere. You should have
enough to place them any where you desire!
If you want to make smaller portions with a
variety of scents the recipe below would be a
better choice to follow.
1 tbs aloe vera gel
1 tsp Vitamin E oil
20 drops essential oils tea tree
10 drops lavender
(or your favorite essential oil scent)
a little less than 1 cup of cool, filtered water
Some people add high-proof alcohol in their
hand sanitizers. Personally I see no need for
it, but you can try adding it, if you wish.
And there you have it, DIY Eco-friendly hand
Take care of yourself and your family in the
best way possible, by using all natural
ingredients that you can use every day.
If your hands could speak, they would thank
This article was contributed by
She runs a small company
called TenancyCleaners Barnes.
You can get in touch with her via G+.
Thank you so much Kathleen for sharing this awesome recipe!
I am so excited to try it!
And thank you all for tuning in today!
Until Next time...