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Home remedies, Skin care Beauty DIY: Natural Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizer

Beauty DIY: Natural Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizer

We all use a hand sanitizer at least once in our lifetime. What separates it from a hand wash is that it doesn’t create foam on our hands and doesn’t require water to wash off. It cleans our hands wherever we are without needing water or anything else. What a lot of people don’t realize is that almost all the hand sanitizers present on the market contain alcohol. Alcohol can leave your skin dry, dehydrated and also cause rashes for some people. If you don’t want your hands to get dried up a like date palm but still want them to be clean while you are on the go, use any of these hand sanitizers which are completely natural, can be easily recreated at home and doesn’t contain an ounce of alcohol in them.

Aloe Vera Gel

You Will Need:

  • 2 Tablespoons of Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 Teaspoon of Rosemary Essential Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of Lavender Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of Lemon Juice
  • Water

How To:

  1. Cut a fresh aloe vera leaf and extract a couple tablespoons of aloe vera gel from it. Keep the gel in a small bowl.
  2. Add a teaspoon each of rosemary essential oil, lavender essential oil, and lemon juice to the bowl and mix them well.
  3. Now pour some water into the mix and stir them together to make a thick consistent paste. Don’t add too much water as the sanitizer will become too thin, and try to use pure distilled water only.
  4. As aloe vera gel is quite thick and doesn’t essentially mixes well with the oils, put the mixture over a warm water bath and continue with the process.
  5. Take a clean glass bottle and transfer the aloe vera mixture into it after it has cooled down completely.
  6. Use this sanitizer as you would a normal store-bought one. Keep the bottle in a cool dry place and you can use it for up to a month.
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Aloe Vera is a very active ingredient in a number of skin care products. Its benefits are too many to be explained or even listed. Use this DIY hand sanitizer in place of your normal alcohol rich sanitizer to not only clean your hands but also to keep them healthy.


Sea Salt

You Will Need:

  • 1 Tablespoon of Sea Salt
  • 3-4 Drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 3-4 Drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil
  • 3-4 Drops of Clove Essential Oil
  • 3-4 Drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
  • Water

How To:

  1. Mix all the essential oils together to make a common concoction.
  2. Add a tablespoon of sea salt into the oil mixture and mix them together until the sea salt is completely dissolved.
  3. Now, pour some water on the solution and mix well. Add just enough water so that the mixture becomes slightly thicker like the consistency of an actual hand sanitizer.
  4. Transfer this mixture from the bowl to a clean glass bottle with a tight lid. You can also use a spray bottle if you have one.
  5. The method of application is pretty similar to any hand sanitizer, just squirt a little on your palms and rub them together to wash off the germs.
  6. Prepare a big batch of this sanitizer and keep it with you all the time for instant sanitization.

This sanitizer containing sea salt has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties which help in fighting the harmful viruses and bacteria accumulated on our hands. Sea salt is a good natural antiseptic used to treat various skin problems.

Vitamin E Oil

You Will Need:

  • 6-7 Vitamin E Capsules
  • 1 Tablespoon of Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 Teaspoon of Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of Lavender Essential Oil
  • Water
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How To:

  1. Pierce 6-7 vitamin E capsules and squeeze the oil from them. Keep it in a small bowl.
  2. Extract a tablespoon of fresh aloe vera gel by cutting an aloe leaf. Mix it with the vitamin E oil.
  3. Now add both the essential oils to the bowl and mix them together thoroughly. You can add any other essential oil in this remedy if you want.
  4. When all the ingredients are mixed, add a couple of tablespoons of water in it to bind everything together.
  5. Pour the final mixture into a clean squeeze bottle and keep it in the fridge overnight to allow the ingredients to settle down. You can wash a used hand sanitizer bottle for storage, just wash it properly.
  6. Shake the bottle well before applying it on your palms.

Vitamin E oil has the tendency of trapping the moisture within your skin. This is a very beneficial alternative to hand sanitizers containing alcohol as it cleans your hands properly as well as keeps their softness and hydration intact.


Witch Hazel

You Will Need:

  • 1 Tablespoon of Witch Hazel
  • 1/2 Cup of Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 Teaspoon of Tea Tree Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon Essential Oil
  • 5-6 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil

How To:

  1. Extract half a cup of aloe vera gel from a fresh aloe leaf.
  2. Now, add a tablespoon of witch hazel to the cup and mix it with the aloe vera gel.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients in the bowl and then mix them together thoroughly using a hand blender.
  4. Transfer the solution into a clean squeeze bottle and tighten the cap.
  5. Keep the bottle in a cold dark place away from the sunlight. It has a shelf life of only a couple of weeks so don’t prepare a big batch.
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Witch hazel is a very good disinfectant which soothes your hands and prevents them from going dry. Tea tree oil is antimicrobial in nature which makes it very helpful in a lot of skin conditions.

Essential Oils

You Will Need:

  • 1 Teaspoon of Tea Tree Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of Lavender Essential Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of Rosemary Essential Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons of Water

How To:

  1. Mix all the essential oils together in a small bowl. You might have to keep them over a warm water bath so that the mixture becomes homogenous and more consistent.
  2. Add three tablespoons of water to the solution and mix them properly.
  3. Keep this essential oil concoction in a spray bottle which has been thoroughly cleaned.
  4. Shake the bottle and squirt it a little over your hands whenever you want to sanitize them.
  5. Keep the bottle in cold dark place to retain the potency of the oils. It can survive for a month if stored properly.

This essential oil hand sanitizer will not only kill any germs and bacteria present on your hands but it will also leave a sweet aroma behind which stays for a long time. Bring your hands near the nose and inhale the mesmerizing scent.



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