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DIY Eco-friendly Hand Sanitiser Recipe

Having an eco-conscious lifestyle doesn’t mean you always have to compromise, especially when it comes to your health.  With cleanliness and sanitation at the forefront of everyone’s minds, we wanted to share our DIY eco-friendly hand sanitiser recipe with you.


Ingredients

  • 1 part aloe vera gel
  • 2 parts 99% rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol)*
  • Essential oils (optional)  - You only need to use a few drops. Essential oils we love to use that have anti-bacterial properties are; tea tree oil, anise oil or rosemary oil.  Please make sure you test your skin for sensitivities first before using it in this recipe.

Tools

  • Container with lid, something that won’t leak like a repurposed glass bottle with a screw-top lid.
  • Funnel (optional)
  • Bowl
  • Spoon or something to stir with

Method

  • Combine the aloe vera gel and rubbing alcohol together, until it becomes fluffy 
  • Add a few drops of essential oils (optional)
  • Using a funnel or spoon add the hand sanitiser into your container, make sure the container has a secure, leakproof lid.

To use your hand sanitiser, apply a small pea-size amount to your hands and rub together until dry. Keep your hand sanitiser out of reach of children and please remember, while hand sanitiser is a great tool to use while out and about, its no substitute for properly washing your hands with soap and warm water, as directed by a physician.  *For hand sanitiser to be effective, it needs to contain at least 60 percent alcohol, according to health organisations.

aloe vera plant in a pot

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