DIY homemade hand sanitizer recipes

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Hand washing remains the best method of disinfection, but there are times when we don’t have available soap and water, so a natural hand sanitizer becomes absolutely necessary.

To order to function properly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that the sanitizer mix should be at least 60 per cent alcohol. But geting way beyond that is still better.

Here are 3 DIY hand sanitizer recipes that will have a good effect if you stick to the guidelines and make sure that the mixing devices are properly sanitized!

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Ingredients you will need:

– 4 tablespoons / 56 ml aloe Vera gel
– 1 tablespoon / 14 ml sanitary alcohol
– 1 tablespoon / 14 ml witch hazel
– 1 tablespoon / 14 ml colloidal silver
– 1 tablespoon / 14ml vitamin e
– 1 teaspoon / 5ml vegetable glycerin
– 1/4 teaspoon / 1.2 ml gelatin
– 1/4 teaspoon / 1.2ml preservative like phenoxyethanol
– 1/2 teaspoon essential oils /2.5ml 2-3% :
         – 15 drops of tea tree
         – 8 drops of lavender
         – 11 drops of orange
         – 11 drops of geranium
         – 12 drops of neroli

Combine gelatin with colloidal silver and put the mixture on heated bath (bain-marie) to dissolve. Colloidal silver can be also replaced with distilled water.

Add sanitary alcohol, aloe Vera and the vegetable glycerin. Continue with the essential oils. For the final touch, add the preservative.

To pour the disinfectant into bottles, you can use a thicker syringe. Most convenient is to put the hand sanitizer in a travel size recipient.

Hand sanitizer gentle gel

Ingredients you will need:

– mineral water – 60 grams
– aloe Vera gel – 10 grams
– Xanthan gum – 2 grams
– 98 degrees grain alcohol – 30 grams
– Lavender essential oil – 13-15 drops
– Tea tree essential oil – 10 drops
– glycerin – 2 grams

Add the water and the aloe Vera gel in a glass recipient. Sprinkle the Xanthan gum over the liquid.

Leave it for a few minutes until the gel is formed and then add alcohol.

Add the drops from the antimicrobial complex and the essential oils (mix it after adding each essential oil separately) and add the glycerin to it.

It is a disinfectant gel that isn’t greasy or sticky and is gentle with the skin. It’s absorbed very quickly and leaves a pleasant fragrance on the hands.

Essential oils spritz hand sanitizer

Ingredients you will need:

– 100 ml – alcohol of 72 (or more) degrees
– 20 drops of thyme essential oil
– 20 drops of clove essential oil
– 10 drops of tea tree essential oil
Mix all these ingredients with antibacterial properties together and put it into a spritz bottle. Shake the recipient before you use it.

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