Hand sanitizers are easy solutions to instantly sanitize or clean your hands. They come handy when you are out for long and cannot really g and wash your hands. It is also an important addition t your handbag essentials if you are in the medical field! Hand sanitizers kill germs including fungus from the surface since it contains anti0micrbial ingredients that are meant to instantly work. Many commercial hand sanitizers contain alcohol that makes your hands dry and if you are the one who uses a lot of sanitizers several times a day, you probably know this! Here is a simple DIY hand sanitizer that contains no alcohol and is easy to make:
ALOE VERA GEL
Aloe vera gel is long known for its skin-soothing and sanitizing properties. Primarily water, the gel also contains antioxidants, vitamins, enzymes and minerals, active ingredients which nourish skin and provides a deep moisturizing effect. Even though the clear transparent aloe gel is sticky, it moisturizes skin without making you feel greasy. It has potent antibacterial and anti-fungal compounds that kills germs instantly. Aloe vera keeps hands soft and supple. Also, it gives a nice texture to the hand sanitizer.
Witch hazel is a well-known anti-microbial agent. Due to its antiseptic and antibacterial qualities the extract derived from the twigs, bark, and leaves of Witch Hazel is often used in skin ointments, astringents, aftershave lotions, soaps and shower gels. Witch hazel contains astringent tannins that makes it a great ingredient in a hand sanitizer!
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
Apart from adding a nice fragrance to the hand sanitizer, lavender essential oil also shows anti-microbial activity. Lavender essential oil has anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties that sanitizes your hands and also treats any minor nicks or cuts. HOME REMEDIES WITH LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL
Need I say anything about this wonder ingredient? Tea tree oil and its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties are known to all. It has great sanitizing properties that work instantly making it a great ingredient in hand sanitizer. Top 15 Home remedies using tea tree oil
Homemade Natural Hand Sanitizer recipe
Arm yourself with a softly scented natural version of hand sanitizer using this recipe:
- 1/2 Tablespoon witch hazel or distilled water
- 8 Tablespoon pure aloe vera gel
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil
- ¼ teaspoon Vitamin E oil – a natural preservative to increase shelf life
Add essential oils to aloe vera gel to a small glass bowl or container. Add witch hazel to the oils and swirl again. Add Vitamin E oil and mix well. Pour the mixture in a clean bottle with flip open cap for the ease of usage. Shake gently before each use. Carry it in your handbag and use it like a regular hand sanitizer.