Now that we are living in the Midwest again back near my beloved Michy, I am beyond excited to experience everything that all the wonderful seasons have to offer! That being said, a couple of things that tend to increase around fall and winter are colds and flu – not cool, guys!
Of course, one of the biggest preventatives of these bugs, along with many other diseases and illnesses is to wash your hands regularly. Did you know that October 15 is global hand washing day every year?!? Good timing for this post, huh?
- Side note: this post was originally written in October of 2018
So, the question is, what to do when you’re out and about, and there’s no soap and water to wash your hands at a time when you need to (think porta-potties, being out in nature, etc)? Hand sanitizers are a great alternative, but the problem with that is that most store-bought hand sanitizers contain questionable ingredients at best, and downright dangerous ingredients at worst!
Hence, making your own hand sanitizer is super helpful for instances like this, and the good news is that doing it is really easy! The recipe I’ve come up with is actually great for moisturizing the skin, and it’s free of any toxic ingredients! Awesome!
NON TOXIC D.I.Y HAND SANITIZER
- 1 Tbsp. rubbing alcohol (If the rubbing alcohol concerns you, you can also use witch hazel in its place to make the recipe gentler and alcohol free, or you can even use vodka for a weaker alcohol in its place)
- 3 Tbsp. aloe vera gel
- 1 Tbsp. aloe vera oil
- 1/4 tsp.colloidal silver (optional)
- 8 drops cinnamon essential oil
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil
- 7 drops lavender essential oil
1.) Put all of the ingredients in a small bowl, and stir to combine completely.
2.) Carefully pour the mixture into a small bottle container, cover and shake to combine even more. Anytime you need to sanitize your hands, apply a small amount onto your hands and rub in.
Safe, non-toxic, moisturizing, and it works! Enjoy!
DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor, and any recipe for food, beauty products, cleaning products, or the like is not a means of diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure for any disease or condition, mental or physical. One should always consult their medical professional before making any significant lifestyle changes.