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How To Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

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Keep your hands clean while on the go with this easy DIY on How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer.

This year the cold and flu season seems to be a little more concerning to some but no matter the year or season it's always important to make sure that clean hands are a top priority.

You may not always have access to soap and water, which is preferred, and if you are out and about it's a good idea to keep hand sanitizer readily available.

Some stores and regions are running out of hand sanitizer but there's no need to worry as it is super easy to make your own. You only need two inexpensive ingredients.


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How To Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

Ingredients needed to make your own homemade hand sanitizer

DIY Hand Sanitizer Ingredients:

⅔ cup rubbing alcohol that is at least 90% alcohol

⅓ cup aloe vera gel (available at most drug stores or vitamin shops)

Empty hand soap bottle or small container to carry with you

Instructions:

Measure out ⅔ cup of rubbing alcohol.

Add ⅓ cup aloe vera gel.

Stir well.

Use a funnel to add to containers of choice.

Shake well and you're ready to go. You may need to shake the mixture again every so often if it starts to separate.

The important thing to remember is that the hand sanitizer MUST BE at least 60% alcohol per CDC Guidelines.


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You may also like this delicious recipe for homemade cough drops and cough syrup.

How To Make Hand Sanitizer

It's easy to make your own hand sanitizer per the CDC guidelines with two ingredients in just a few minutes. An easy and inexpensive option when needed.
Print How-To
Prep Time:5 mins
5 mins
Total Time:10 mins

Equipment

  • Empty hand soap bottle or small container to carry with you

Supplies

  • cup rubbing alcohol that is at least 90% alcohol
  • cup aloe vera gel available at most drug stores or vitamin shops

Instructions

  • Measure out ⅔ cup of rubbing alcohol.
  • Add ⅓ cup aloe vera gel.
  • Stir well.
  • Use funnel to add to containers of choice.
  • Shake well and you're ready to go. You may need to shake the mixture again every so often if it starts to separate.

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Notes

The important thing to remember is that the hand sanitizer MUST BE at least 60% alcohol per CDC Guidelines.
Author: Mary Beth

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  1. I don't use hand sanitizer because I think it's harmful to our microbiome, but this recipe seems much less toxic to our systems. Thanks for sharing!!!!!

    P.S. I LOVE Thrive... thanks for connecting me with them.