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Homemade hand sanitizer with essential oils

Homemade Hand sanitiser using essential oils

Now it is more important than ever to keep ourselves especially our hands germ-free. Germs are everywhere, anything we touch, any item we use and they can be very life-threatening such as the COVID-19 virus. Therefore we must keep ourselves germ-free by either using soap/water or a sanitiser. Sanitisers are a very good option to keep your hands clean when you cannot wash your hands with soap.

Why use essential oils?

It is not surprising to see people switching to natural extracts and oils to avoid harmful synthetic products. One of the most precious gifts of nature is essential oils packed with a plethora of remedial and therapeutic properties. You can never go wrong with these. Apart from their medicinal benefits, they are very good for cleaning disinfecting due to their antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. Some of the best essential oils are:

  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Peppermint oil
  • Clove oil
  • Lemon oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Tee tree oil

Why homemade sanitiser?

Due to the corona outbreak, the market is either flooded with costly sanitisers or you can’t seem to find it even in grocery stores. If you are suffering from one of these two conditions or you want to be creative and take control of what kind of sanitiser you use, you can make one at home. In this blog, we shall tell you all about making homemade sanitiser using essential oils.

What do we need to make homemade sanitiser?

You can make sanitiser using essential oils in two forms either a gel or a spray. To make these types of sanitisers at home you need the following items or ingredients.

  • Isopropyl alcohol, a powerful germicide against bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
  • White vinegar strong disinfectant against a variety of viruses and germs.
  • Aloe Vera gel moisturizes the skin and protects against the harsh effects of vinegar or alcohol.
  • Distilled water is best to make a base for other chemicals as it is sterile, germ-free, and boiled.
  • Glycerin protects against dermatitis due to repeated use of sanitisers.
  • Essential oils have anti-inflammatory and disinfectant properties good for cleaning.

How to make homemade sanitiser with essential oils?

Making a sanitiser at home is not a tricky task and you can easily make it at home. Before starting decide what you want to make, a sanitiser gel or a spray.

Gel Sanitiser
  • DIY gel sanitiser with essential oils 

To make a sanitising gel, take 2 parts of alcohol (isopropyl 90- 99 %) and 1 part of part aloe Vera gel. You can add few drops of essential oils such as lemon, lavender, or clove oil.

  • Sanitisers spray with essential oils

If you want to make sanitising spray, pour 3/4 cup distilled water in 8 ounces spray bottle by using a funnel. Add vinegar to the water but if you don’t like vinegar you can use vodka or rubbing alcohol. Then add 7 drops (each) of 2-3 essential oils (clove, eucalyptus, peppermint oil) and close the bottle. Gently shake it to mix the contents and your homemade sanitising spray is ready.

 Summary

Sanitising spray using Lavender oil

To maintain a healthy life, keeping your hands clean is most important. Homemade sanitisers made with essential oils can be very effective to keep germs away. You can use a variety of essential oils such as peppermint, lemon, or clove oils and enjoy their antimicrobial properties.

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