DIY Project #2- Hand Sanitizer

Today, I made the essential oil hand sanitizer that I mentioned in this post.

I had leftover Aloe Vera gel from the summer so I got that out. I bought a small bottle of Vitamin E oil that had the least amount of ingredients (the most pure) at Sprouts. Then, I cleaned out an old hand sanitizer squeeze bottle I had on hand.

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Next, I added 8 drops of DoTerra On Guard essential oil.

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I stirred them together, added a little water and it made a creamy lotion/gel consistency.

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Next, came the tough part- getting it in that teeny squeeze bottle. I looked through all my kitchen drawers and finally found a cake decorating tip! I used it as a tiny funnel and spooned the gel into it. It took a while to slowly fill up the bottle.

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Finally, done! I’m going to buy some bigger squeeze bottles to put the rest of the gel in. I am putting this one in my son’s school backpack!

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This is very exciting to me (I know, I’m a nerd) because it is all natural and much better for the skin than other hand sanitizer I usually buy! I feel great using this on my kids knowing how good the quality of ingredients are and how effective the On Guard oil is in protecting them from germs. DIY project #2 done!

A Better Hand Sanitizer

I have been searching a long time for a better hand sanitizer. I don’t like using the harsh gels that contain a lot of alcohol and are drying. My oldest son has sensitive skin and always has irritated skin on the tips of his hands. I send a small squeeze bottle of hand sanitizer with him to school and keep hand cleaning wipes in my car and purse all the time. (I confess I’m a bit of a germaphobe. I’m working on it.) I always worry the more “natural” alcohol-free hand cleaners won’t disinfect as well, so I’ve continued using the not-so-natural kind.

Today, I received my seasonal DoTerra Living fall magazine issue in the mail and am so excited to see a recipe for homemade hand cleaner! It’s all-natural, safe, alcohol-free and should be non-irritating. So far, we’ve had good experiences using the On Guard essential oil daily and no one has gotten sick. I can’t wait to try this hand cleaner that I’ll actually feel good about giving to my family!

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Thank you DoTerra! I’m telling you, it has revolutionized our lives and our home health care!
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