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How to Make Hand Sanitizer

It's at the most difficult times we be come more resourceful and when I was unable to buy hand sanitizer I set about making my own.

It's really very easy and I have all I need already in my house. So here is how you can make your own hand sanitizer and where to buy the ingredients.

1- Pure Aloe Vera gel.

I keep this in my cupboard as it's a fabulous gentle healing gel. It is fantastic for eczema, sun burn , dry skin conditions and so much more!

2- Isopropyl alcohol.

I keep this in my cupboard as I like to shellac my nails and its something used in that process.

3- Essential oil.

You can use Tea Tree if you like as it's purely to mask the smell. Personally I use Lavender and if you don't already know I'm a massive lavender fan. Or if you want to use something different please check first that it is safe to put it directly on the skin (some are not) also if you are pregnant again choose your oil carefully.

4- Empty hand soap dispenser.

Now I wouldn't say I'm a hoarder but I do keep things like this. Purely because when I pop over the boarders to Somerset into Yeovil town they have the most amazing shop called "Take no wrap" a fantastic eco store where you can take empty containers and refill them with shampoo soaps etc.

So, I had everything I needed and very quickly had my home made hand sanitizer!


Simply mix 3 parts isopropyl alcohol to one part Aloe vera gel and add a few drops of essential oil to mask the smell of the isopropyl alcohol. Mix and pop it into your container.

It could not be simpler.

All the ingredients are available on eBay, Amazon and other websites. So why don't you give it a go!

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