How to Make Homemade Hand Sanitizer: These DIY Hand Sanitizer Recipes Are All Natural Family Health

With the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcing concerns about methanol-contaminated hand sanitizers, now may be the time to start making your own DIY hand sanitizer. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is stressing the importance of good personal health habits as a way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The CDC states that you should wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol is the next best option.

With hand sanitizer in high demand right now, you may find it sold out in your local stores. If you can’t find hand sanitizer or just like making your own DIY personal-care products, here are two easy homemade hand sanitizer recipes to try. The recipes can be doubled or tripled to fit your needs:

Two-Ingredient Hand Sanitizer Recipe

You’ll need:

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Combine the aloe vera gel and rubbing alcohol in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Put the funnel into the opening of the soap or hand sanitizer bottle. Carefully pour in the rubbing alcohol mixture. 

Essential Oil Hand Sanitizer Recipe

If you're on the go, try this hand sanitizer recipe that uses essential oils. Toss them into your purse, kid's backpack and keep one in your car.

You'll need:

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Using a funnel, pour into small plastic travel-size lotion bottles. Shake before each use. 

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Comments (10)

Julie Rose
This is genius! 🙌
Elisa Schmitz
What a great alternative to buying hand sanitizer. Everywhere I go, it's sold out. And, I love the idea of adding essential oils! Nice!!
Donna John
Haven't noticed if my stores are sold out, but love the idea of making my own. Especially with essential oils.
Gwen Johnson
Love homemade cleaning and beauty recipes.
What a smart idea.
Donna John
I made the second recipe last night. I used my Immunity essential oil blend from Rocky Mountain Oils and it came out great. Poured it into a glass squirt jar and we're already in the habit of using it when we get home and on and off throughout the day. Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds Rocky Mountain Oils
Elisa Schmitz
How great is this, Donna John ! I'm so glad you made it and added the essential oils. I have been wanting to try it. I have all the ingredients, just have to make time to do it. Thank you for sharing, and stay healthy! xoxo
Donna John
Made another batch of this yesterday. Used Candy Cane essential oil this time. Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Are this ones safe to use? How can I know if I am allergic to some of the ingredients?
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