Make your own Hand Sanitizer

Make your own hand sanitizer..Really, it is not hard , and for most of you, you may have your own ingredients already …Lets get started!

First of all , I have made this before and was using before this virus thing started, I prefer to know what is in my bath and body products..and I would rather make it than buy it ..if I can. A bottle of sanitizer lasts about 6 months, but since this virus thing..Mine have been depleted, going through a bottle or two a month.

I love to use up my own aloe plants with this recipe, but I have some aloe gel and some liquid 100% aloe too if I need to do it quick. Lets gather the ingredients:

91 %iso propyl alcohol

real aloe or aloe gel/liquid

optional: glycerin

optional: drop or two of essential oils ..I like rosemary, lavender, etc

freshly cut aloe..I do sell these on the farm and market

fresh aloe is not scary to deal with, just be careful it does have thorns as you can see..if you are using fresh aloe…I first cut off the spikes, then slice it in half and scoop the gel out ..that’s it !..can save the tip to replant..these grow easy..the left overs..I stick in the freezer just in case of a burn..sunburn , etc ..aloe has great healing properties!

scooping aloe out
aloe into the measuring cup…cool huh???

you will need 1/3 of a cup of aloe..scoop it in the measuring cup and dump all of the remaining ingredients in to a blender and blend on high for about a minute…pour it in to your favorite dispensing container (i reuse mine) ..also, if using fresh aloe, i keep my sanitizer in the fridge…you don’t have to , I just do ..shake a bit before each use .

that’s it ..easy huh????..


2/3 cup 91% isopropyl alcohol

1/3 cup fresh aloe (or aloe gel/liquid)

tablespoon of vegetable glycerin (optional)..I just like it ,,makes it a touch thicker

drop or two of essential oil (again, optional..i use 1 drop lavender, 1 drop rosemary)

my sanitizer….

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Published by jenmcmullenpearson

I am an active mom, business owner, constant DIY and inventor. Love animals, educating people about simple farm and life, 4-H leader, and more:)

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