Tuesday, May 10, 2011

How to make natural Hand sanitizer

 Alicia from Eco Friendly Homemaking hand sanitizer
You will need:

1 cup pure Aloe Vera Gel

1-2 teaspoons Witch Hazel

3-4 drops of Tea Tree essential oil

3-4 drops of Peppermint essential oil

Slowly stir ingredients together. If you find the consistency to be to thin add more Aloe Vera gel a teaspoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency.

Store in a container of your choice and use as you would any other hand sanitizer. Witch Hazel, Tea Tree oil and peppermint all have antiseptic and astrigent properties to them which make them great at killing germs. The Aloe Vera will help sooth skin and keep it from drying out.

I do want to say that Witch Hazel and Tea Tree oil can cause dryness in people with sensitive skin. If you find this to occur just limit the use of it to just a few times a day and see if that works for you. Do you like using hand sanitizers?

Check out more recipes at Eco Friendly Homemaking.

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