This DIY Hand Sanitizer is a quick and easy recipe, and you only need a few ingredients on hand! Check out how easy it is to make this hand sanitizer that won’t dry out your hands. You might also enjoy our homemade cleaning wipes. Check out the quick video we made for you below.
I don’t know about you but I can sometimes be a bit of a “germaphobe”. I don’t mean to be, but I am constantly using hand sanitizer. I have a bottle in my car door and I have a bottle in my purse.
If I am ever doing anything anywhere with my hands, you can bet my hand sanitizer is about to be used! I don’t actually buy my hand sanitizer anymore, I make my own. Today I am going to share with you how to make your own DIY Homemade Hand Sanitizer.
You may have noticed I like to use a lot of my essential oils for different things. From making sweet dreams, to cleaning the house, I use them every day.
DIY Homemade Hand Sanitizer
To make your own DIY Hand Sanitizer you will need a few things on hand:
I use a glass spray bottle because the essential oils can have effects on the plastic and break it down over time. Glass is the way to go! These hand sanitizers are also small and perfect to make for traveling or even as teacher’s gifts.
How to Make Homemade Hand Sanitizer with Thieves
Making this homemade hand sanitizer is relatively easy. We even made a quick video showing you how we make a small squeeze tube for travel. (But remember, it’s a liquid, so it will be a little watery. I like the hand pump or hand spray bottle)
To make the Thieves sanitizer:
- Fill the bottle about halfway with witch hazel.
- Add 2 tsps of the Vitamin E oil
- Add 10 drops of Thieves essential oil
- Top the bottle off with water.
- Shake well before using.
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I like to keep this hand sanitizer on hand at all times. It’s my favorite that never dries out my hands. If you are making a larger bottle for around the house, definitely use a glass bottle.
If you are making one quickly for on the go or travel, you can use plastic or silicone. Just realize that over time the oil will eventually start breaking these components down.
In the end, glass is the way to go for long term use.
They are super quick to make and so easy to use. I love the Vitamin E oil in mine so it doesn’t dry out your hands like some alcohol based hand sanitizers can.
All Natural Hand Sanitizer
When I make these I like to make several at a time. I seriously go through hand sanitizer like it is going out of style! In my opinion, you can never have enough on hand.
I even made a printable label. Just print these out on sticker paper and then cut them out to fit your bottles. You can download the printable by clicking here.
When to Use Hand Sanitizer
The preferred way to keep your hands clean and germ free will always be hand washing. But if you’re on the go and don’t have access to a sink and soap, hand sanitizer is the next best thing.
- at the grocery store
- after paying for anything
- ALWAYS after filling up my gas tank
- when going in and out of school with the kids
- after touching any public surfaces
- after hand shaking
I even have my kiddos trained to use hand sanitizers when hand washing isn’t available. It’s just another way to help fight all of those nasty germs that are everywhere we go. We love our DIY Homemade Hand Sanitizer.
Are you interested in learning more about essential oils? You can find more information on Young Living Essential Oils here.
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