Learn to make your own DIY hand sanitizer with this simple recipe. We all know the best way to help keep ourselves germ-free and healthy is to wash our hands, but sometimes that just isn’t possible. Keep a small bottle of this homemade hand sanitizer made with aloe vera, alcohol and essential oils in your purse or car for those times when you need a little extra germ protection but don’t have access to a sink.
Should you make DIY hand sanitizer?
I was thinking about learning how to make my own hand sanitizer back in January but then I figured that was going a bit too far, even for an avid DIY’er like me.
With concerns of the Corona virus spreading across the US, many people are now rushing to the drugstore to stock up on supplies. Fears over being quarantined for several weeks have caused many people to panic and start hoarding cleaning supplies, toilet paper and other basic household needs.
In fact, I had some trouble finding the correct alcohol I needed to make this recipe at the drugstore so I used Everclear- 120 proof alcohol, which you’ll read about below in the instructions. Because of the alcohol content in the sanitizer I recommend keeping it away from small kids who may be tempted to lick their hands.
Now that people in Washington State (where I live) seem to be going into full panic mode there isn’t a whole lot of hand sanitizer, gloves, masks or anything else we might need to keep ourselves healthy.
Go have a peek in your medicine cabinet and check if you have the following supplies. If not, you can get some of them at the drugstore (if there is any left) or as always, on Amazon, although they are selling out there too.
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