how to make your own natural hand sanitizers

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Hand sanitizer
Do it yourself hand sanitizers

Skip those nasty made-in-China hand sanitizers. Anything you
put on your skin absorbs into the blood stream! Since you don't
really know the quality of the ingredients, it's better to craft
your own.

How to do it? Make your own natural hand sanitizer with
essential oils and aloe vera.

Making our own hand sanitizers is not only fun and economical,
it's healthier!

How to make your own hand sanitizers

Gel hand sanitizers
The basic recipe to make your own hand sanitizer with essential
oils is to start with a quality aloe vera gel.

How to make a basic hand sanitizer:
  • 12 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 14 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 22 drops tea tree oil*
  • 4 ounces aloe vera gel
  • Stir mixture in a small squeeze bottle

Now you have a healthy blend to absorb in your skin.

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    * Do not use essential oils internally. Tea tree oil is
    particularly dangerous if swallowed. Call poison control if
    ingested accidentally.

Why the combination of these three essential oils?

  • Peppermint Essential oil. Peppermint essential oil has
    antimicrobial properties making it a great oil to apply
    topically. Peppermint essential oil also gives a cooling
    sensation.

  • Sweet Orange Essential Oil. Sweet orange essential oil is
    an antiseptic totally appropriate to apply directly to a cut
    or abrasion to disinfect wounds. Great for the skin, sweet
    orange essential oil also can help fight sepsis and a fungal
    infection. An interesting note is that sweet orange
    essential oil has anti-aging applications. It helps lift
    wrinkles! To boot, sweet orange essential oil boosts
    immunity, eliminates toxins, and alleviates anxiety. Among
    the most important benefits of sweet orange essential oil
    is its ability to target and disintegrate cancerous tumors.

  • Tea Tree Oil. Tea tree oil is another prepper favorite
    essential oil. Tea tree oil is an antibacterial, antifungal
    and has much value in prepping.

Spray hand sanitizers.
You can make your own hand sanitizer spray, too! To make a
spray hand sanitizer, substitute aloe vera gel for rubbing
alcohol. Unfortunately, the rubbing alcohol is often excessively
drying to the ski, which is why it isn't for everyone. If you have
sensitive skin, it will appreciate the hand sanitizer you make
from aloe vera gel.

Essential oils to use for Do-it-yourself
hand sanitizers
Here are more essential oils to try in your home made hand
sanitizer recipes:

  • Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil. Cinnamon bark essential oil
    is an antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial. Clear
    your mind and relax with cinnamon bark essential oil. Use
    cinnamon bark essential oil as a astringent, too.
    Researchers recommend the use of cinnamon essential oil
    in hand sanitizers, according to the New York Times.













  • Lavender Essential oil. Crisp and clean, lavender essential
    oil not only smells aromatic and refreshing, it's an
    antibacterial.

  • Frankincense.

Happy endings...
Essentials oils are fun to discover and use. Your new hobby will
make you happier, healthier and more in line with nature. Let
nature be thy medicine!

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