There must be lots of people who want a hand sanitizer that doesn’t include alcohol. I’d never really thought about it before my local news did a story about an alternative. Apparently essential oils have the same antibacterial qualities as alcohol, and they smell better, too!
This is not an endorsement for the safety, efficacy or frugality of the recipe or it’s contents. Always check with your doctor and lawyer before doing anything, especially anything I talk about. Use at your own risk. Don’t sue me.
According to my local news, this is how you make “natural” hand sanitizer:
Fill a small spray bottle halfway with sterile (I’m assuming distilled) water.
Add to it:
1 tsp Aloe Vera gel
1-2 drops of cinnamon oil
1 drop of eucalyptus oil
1 drop of clove bud oil
1 drop of rosemary oil
5 drops of lemon oil (for scent_
Top it off with more sterile water.
Shake well and… voila!
Not frugal, certainly. You can get a ten gallon tub of off-brand sanitizer for thirty-seven cents (okay, not really). The essential oils aren’t cheap. Still, it’s kind of a neat idea. Put it in pretty spray bottles and it might make a nice stocking stuffer idea, too. Especially for all you crunchy people!
Whatever type you decide on, please wash often. I don’t want to catch H1N1, Swine, or any other Flu or virus, thankyouverymuch.