Back to school seems to bring out all the germs! Lots of kids in a confined area and lots of hugs and sharing items etc…germs are everywhere! You might have even bought a small hand sanitizer for your child to carry to school with him/her. We have sanitizers stashed everywhere…in the cars, in bags/purses, even a few around the house. If you also want to keep the germs at bay, here is a DIY hand sanitizer spray recipe for you!
A few years ago when I started to become more cautious and educate myself on what truly was going into our skincare products, I was shocked to see all the chemicals, artificial colors and artificial scents (aka fragrance) that were lurking inside of what you would think to be “clean” products! Rubbing artificial colors and scents onto your skin..especially onto your child’s skin is really not that great so I opted for a more natural version of DIY hand sanitizer spray that I made with my essential oils.
The essential oils used in this homemade hand sanitizer spray recipe all have properties that are antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiviral. This just shows that you can make natural hand sanitizer without alcohol. However, if you want prefer DIY hand sanitizer with alcohol, I have included a recipe for that as well. To be clear, the CDC suggests using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.
Tutorial For DIY Hand Sanitizer Spray With Essential Oils.
Can You Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer?
Yes, however, this hand sanitizer spray recipe is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. The CDC always recommends washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds over using hand sanitizer if that option is available. This is “because because handwashing reduces the amounts of all types of germs and chemicals on hands.”
Ingredients/Supplies Needed for DIY Hand Sanitizer Spray Recipe:
- 4oz bottle (glass or plastic)
- Pure Aloe Vera Gel
- Vitamin E Oil
- Vegetable Glycerin
- Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil
- Young Living Clove Essential Oil
- Young Living Rosemary Essential Oil
- Young Living Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
Instructions on How to Make Hand Sanitizer Spray:
Start with your bottle top off and add 3 TBSP of your aloe vera gel. Next add 1/2 teaspoon of your vegetable glycerin and 1/2 teaspoon of your vitamin E oil. After those ingredients have been added, drop in your essential oils! Add 4 drops each of your peppermint, clove, rosemary and cinnamon bark essential oils. (We only use high quality essential oils and that’s why we use Young Living Essential Oils) Once your oils are added, top your bottle off with distilled water, screw the top back on and give a quick shake! Your DIY hand sanitizer spray is ready to use.
If your prefer to make hand sanitizer with alcohol:
Isopropyl Alcohol aka Rubbing Alcohol
Essential oil of choice
The key is you need to reach a composition with 70% isopropyl alcohol to kill germs. So, the ratio for ethanol to water is 3 : 1 and then add several drops of essential oil.
Use your homemade Hand Sanitizer Spray anytime! Use one to two sprays at a time and gently rub into hands. It is safe to use on children’s hands as well (keep away from sensitive areas like the eyes). Do you enjoy trying essential oil recipes? Have you ever tried to make your own hand sanitizer before?