These are one of the most challenging times, and people are looking for ways on how they can come up with homemade hand sanitizers. Most people may not have the money to buy hand sanitizers regularly, so preparing one for themselves would be a better idea. This guide will help you know how you can make homemade hand sanitizers for your family and what you will need.
Oils You’ll Need for a Homemade Hand Sanitizer
There are a ton of oils you can use. Below are examples of oils that have been proven to work:
- Orange and lemon oil. The two smell pleasant and can act as natural disinfectants.
- Tea tree oil will also be helpful when it comes to preparing hand sanitizers. Tea tree oil helps in killing mould, viruses, and fungi.
What Alcohol Should I Use?
You probably are wondering what alcohol products you can use to prepare your homemade hand sanitizer. Below are some that can offer you value:
- Witch Hazel is one of the alcohol products with minimal anti-microbial elements but offers the best nourishing effects on the hands.
- Vodka is another alternative. It has about forty to forty-five percent alcoholic content and would be quite helpful in preparing your hand sanitizer.
- The last on this list is Everclear 190, which also has the highest alcoholic content among the three – ninety-five percent alcohol. If you dilute it, it can make a hand sanitizer of about seventy percent alcohol content.
Should I Include Aloe Vera?
This is not a good idea because aloe vera doesn’t mix in. So use the hand sanitizer you have prepared without including any other thing.
What Bottles or Sprayers Should I Use?
Because homemade hand sanitizers are obtained from essential oils, it would be best if you store them in dark bottles to prevent its reaction with sunlight. Also, the two-ounce size sprayers go a long way to ensure the convenience of your hand sanitizer.
- Two- ounce size sprayers.
- A few drops of vitamin E oil.
- Three tablespoons of witch hazel along with vodka or aloe vera extract.
- Five drops of tea tree, lemon, and orange essential oils. (The five drops applies to each extract.)
- Distilled or filtered or warm water.
- Instructions manual.
- Labels and scissors.
- Into the spray bottle, add a combination of witch hazel, essential oils, vodka, and vitamin E oil. Shake for at least 15-20 seconds to achieve the desired blend.
- Once you’ve acquired a perfect blend, fill the entire bottle with water and again, shake for 20 seconds in a separate sprayer.
- Use a clear sellotape to stick the label to the bottle. Ensure that the entire label is laminated by the packing tape so that it holds firmly.
- Finally, it’s time to apply. To do this, shake your jar to reinstate the oils you included in your recipe. Sprinkle liberally on your hands, then rub them together.