With the huge outbreak of Covid 19, everyone must sanitize their hands regularly as per the instruction of the World Health Organization. If you are one of those, who haven’t left any grocery store in this spike of a pandemic for sanitizer and unable to find then don’t worry we are here to help you out in this by making handmade sanitizer. It will only take a few minutes for preparation. WHO has to recommend people to use that sanitizer which has at least 60% alcohol because it would have the best properties to fight with disastrous germs. Take a look below we are going to share easy to make handmade hand sanitizers.
Essential Oil Palm Sanitizer
You might have used essential oil for different purposes of skin, but adding in sanitizer would also give you the best feel. Make a combination of lemon, tea tree and lavender essential oils along with witch hazel and aloe Vera gel. Trust me; you would love the fresh smell of hand sanitizer. Essential oils give moisture and nutrients to hands. It also provides antibacterial properties, and when it comes to antibacterial, then cinnamon, tea tree, oregano, rosemary, clove and thyme are the best essential oils that can be added in hand sanitizer.
Citrus mint Palm Sanitizer
You can gift this hand sanitizer to your friends as well because the fresh aromatic fragrance of citrus and mint is going to make everyone fall in love. Take:
- Ethyl Alcohol or 99% isopropyl alcohol
- 4 drops of Tea tree essential oil
- 8 drops of Peppermint essential oil
- 1/8 Sweet orange essential oil
- Aloe Vera juice
Mix everything well and put this mixture in a clean dry spray bottle.
Lavender Palm Sanitizer
Combining lavender with different essential oils would give not only soothe the smell but keep your hand’s germs free. It would disinfect the germs with the presence of rubbing alcohol. You must be thinking of why rubbing alcohol is essential in every sanitizer? Rubbing alcohol is not safe for intake, and it would give you so many health concerns, or you might have to take part in alcohol recovery programs, so it’s safe to use in hand sanitizers. When it comes to lavender hand sanitizer, Take:
- 2/3 cup of rubbing alcohol
- 1/3 cup of Aloe Vera Gel
- 20 drops of lavender essential oils
You can increase the amount of alcohol for significant results. Don’t increase the amount of alcohol because it would dry your hands so always keep aloe Vera amount greater than alcohol to bring moisture back. Lavender oil is a soothing oil for skin.
Alcohol Palm Sanitizer
DIY hand sanitizers with isopropyl and ethyl alcohol are much more effective to disinfect your hands. Isopropyl alcohol is best for disinfecting. You can also use vodka or grain alcohol. All you need is to take:
- 2-ounce aloe vera gel
- 6-ounce vodka or grain alcohol
Combine both ingredients well and make sure there is no lump in hand sanitizer. Once you are done with the mixture, then add this mixture into the container. It’s up to you to add different essential oils in this formulation for a refreshing fragrance.
Citrus Palm Sanitizer
Citrus hand sanitizers can have witch hazel, vodka or high proof grain alcohol. Majority hand sanitizers have witch hazel for an everyday germ-fighting solution and mix it up along aloe Vera to keep your hands moisturized.
Take the following things for citrus hand sanitizers:
- 5 drops vitamin E oil
- 5 drops lemon essential oil
- 5 drops orange essential oil
- 3 tablespoons of witch hazel & aloe Vera
Mix everything in a spray bottle and shake well for at least 15-20 seconds. Whenever you use hand sanitizers, make sure you have shaken well before every use.
Here we are going to share spray formulation as per described by WHO. Take a look and make this at home:
- 1 cup of isopropyl alcohol
- 1 tbsp. of hydrogen peroxide
- 1 tsp of glycerin
- 1.4 cup of sterile, cold water
Pour alcohol and then add hydrogen peroxide. Make sure you have added glycerin and combine it well. Sanitize the spray bottle as well and then add mixture in this.
Gel Palm Sanitizer
Use Aloe Vera gel and then add germ-fighting rubbing alcohol along with essential oils to make this gel hand sanitizer. Take:
- White distilled vinegar
- Aloe Vera gel
- Essential oil
- Rubbing alcohol
Mix filtered water and Aloe Vera with ½ cup of white distilled vinegar along with essential oil of your choice.
Palm Sanitizer without Aloe Vera gel
Hand sanitizer can be made without aloe Vera gel, and it is substituted with glycerin. Aloe Vera gel is used for moisturizing, but glycerin also has excellent moisturizing properties and won’t dry your hands with alcohol. Just mix glycerin with rubbing alcohol and pour it in a container for further use.
The shelf life of DIY Palm Sanitizer
Market-based hand sanitizers have high alcohol content, and it can live up to several months, but DIY hand sanitizers have essential oils, so it needs to be kept away from heat and direct sunlight. These hand sanitizers are safe for children to use because after applying gel sanitizer children don’t lick their hands.
Is there any alternative for Hand Sanitizers?
Nowadays, it’s challenging to get your hands on to hand sanitizers in the market, and the only solution is left homemade sanitizers. If you people want to know about its alternatives, then you can wash your hands with water and soap but use only antibacterial hand soap because it has to disinfect properties.
These are the few DIYs for handmade hand sanitizers to keep you safe from Covid. You can adjust as per your choice either if you are making small-batch or a larger one. Add essential oils as per your choice for a refreshing smell. Do let us know what recipe is your favorite and how much time was required for preparation. Keep yourself and family safe in this pandemic.