How to make DIY Hand Sanitizer that can Kill the Corona Virus
The panic caused by the coronavirus (aka covid-19) has caused a run on items from face masks to hazmat suits. Hand sanitizers are no exception. If you’re worried about being able to secure enough hand sanitizers so you can protect your family when you venture out in public, read on to find out how to make your very own DIY hand sanitizer!
Hand Sanitizers that you buy from stores are not some magic potion that was conjured up by wizards. It’s basically several ingredients with anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties mixed into an easy to evaporate solution.
We at thefunnybeaver.com being fans of nature and what’s natural would like to tell you how to make your own DIY hand sanitizer out if natural essential oils.
DIY HAND SANITIZER WITH ESSENTIAL OILS
The editorial team at TheFunnyBeaver.com did a little research and realized it’s pretty simple to make homemade hand sanitizer. It’s also much more cost-effective than buying it pre-made. The homemade hand sanitizer recipe researched is antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal and is also good for your skin! The aloe vera and the vitamin E nourishes the skin, keeping it hydrated and clean. The tea tree oil kills off bacteria, while the lavender, sage and lemongrass kill off virus and make it smell wonderful!
ABOUT THE INGREDIENTS
Shown to have antibacterial as well as antiviral activity against herpes virus, plus it smells awesome!
Sage Essential Oil
Tea Tree Oil
Known to have antifugal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, and antibacterial properties.
Known to have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Aloe vera gel
Known to have antibacterial and antifungal properties and does double duty as a skin moisturizer.
Moisturizer and natural preservative to help keep mixture fresh.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE HAND SANITIZER (enough for 2 oz bottle)
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- 2 oz glass spray bottle
- 10 drops of Lavender oil (Edens Garden essential oil)
- 6 drops of Lemongrass oil (Edens Garden essential oil)
- 25 drops of Tea Tree oil (Edens Garden essential oil)
- 25 drops of Sage oil (Edens Garden essential oil)
- 1 ounce (6 teaspoons) Aloe Vera gel
- 2 ounces (12 teaspoons) grain alcohol
- 1 tsp Vitamin E oil
2 oz glass spray bottle
Lavender oil (Edens Garden essential oil)
Lemongrass oil (Edens Garden essential oil)
Sage oil (Edens Garden essential oil)
Aloe Vera gel
Vitamin E oil
Note: If you’re traveling by air, you can bring up to 10 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less bottles of liquids in your carry on bag.
DIRECTIONS TO MAKE DIY HAND SANITIZER:
- Add all the essential oils and vitamin E oil to a small glass bowl and mix in a swirling motion.
- Add witch hazel (or alcohol) to the mixture of oils and swirl again.
- Take this mixture and combine with the aloe vera gel and mix well.
Transfer your DIY hand sanitizer to small, clean spray bottles. (Use dark colored bottles like the one below so the essential oils in the recipe are not exposed to light).
These DIY hand sanitizer spray bottles are perfect for being on the go! Just throw them into a purse or a backpack and remeber to shake gently before each use.
You could also mix up a batch for home and keep in a large pump container like the one below.
(These DIY hand sanitizer bottles should last several months thanks to the preservative properties of vitamin E oil and the alcohol)
DIRECTIONS FOR USING DIY HAND SANITIZER
Make sure to spray enough sanitizer to cover your hands (2-3 sprays should be enough), rub it thoroughly on your hands and between your fingers and make sure to not wipe it off until it has dried. Use whenever water and soap is not available to clean your hands before eating or touching your eyes, mouth or nose.
IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT THE DIY HAND SANITIZER
Even though the DIY hand sanitizer is made with vitamin e oils and essential oils, your hands won’t feel oily. These essential oils are easily absorbed into your skin and will actually make your hands feel clean and soft after the sanitizer dries.
Beware that some people may experience allergic reactions to essential oils so if you suspect that you might be allergic to these oils, try to mix a few drops with a tablespoon of grapeseed oil and rub it below the crook of your elbow, cover it with a band-aid and wait 24 hours to see if you have any allergic reaction on that part of your skin.
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