If you can't wash your hands, it will cleanse your hands.
Don't panic, you can make your own at home with ingredients you probably already have!
Hand sanitizer that you buy in the store is not a complex formulation, the active ingredient "ethyl or isopropyl rubber alcohol 70%" this is all you need along with a little water and measuring tools to make your own.
8oz hand sanitizer recipe / formula:
You will need a glass jar or cup (measure baking, Pyrex glass jug, it is probably already in your kitchen cabinets)
- An 8oz empty clean bottle. Tip, if you chose to use aloe vera gel in your prescription, you want a pump bottle, if you choose water, you want a bottle with a splash pad.
- 2/3 cup 70% rubbing alcohol, ethyl or isopropyl alcohol 70% (at least 60% by volume alcohol)
- 1/3 cup of vera gel or water
- 2-6 drops of essential oil
- ¼ tablespoon of vitamin E oil
I like to use essential oils to get natural scent and color in my cosmetic formulations as opposed to dyes and synthetic scents.
Many essential oils are known for their super hydration properties such as rose and vitamin E oil to help keep your hands hydrated, often leaving your hands dry from alcohol in detergents.
Add 2-6 drops Essential oils in the alcohol and aloe vera gel or water mixture, put on top and give a small shake.
Essential oils with lavender and roses are a nice and soothing scent, but I prefer a refreshing citrus scent like lemon or mandarin essential oil.
I do not recommend peppermint or oregano essential oil as they can irritate your hands.
Add ¼ tablespoon of vitamin E oil, on top, a little shake and spray or pump.
I chose water and added essential lemon oil and vitamin E oil to my hand sanitizer.
Label bottle 'Hand sanitizer Alcohol 7-5' with sharp or label manufacturer.
Discard the glass measuring cup for use in the kitchen or label "alcohol use" to keep in future recipes for remedies.
I timed myself and it took me 5 minutes before I stopped for my own hand disinfection spray! Enjoy!