Making your own hand sanitizer is so simple using 100% dōTERRA essential oils!
My vote for the best oil to use in hand sanitizer is definitely dōTERRA’s OnGuard Blend. This oil blend has an amazing cinnamon spice smell, and boosts your immune system while protecting against environmental threats.
Here’s the recipe::
- 1 oz pure aloe vera gel
- 1 oz purified water
- 2 oz high-proof vodka, grain alcohol or gin (can use witch hazel extract for an alcohol free version)
- 12-15 drops dōTERRA OnGuard essential oil blend
You can also add a few capsules of vitamin E oil to the mix to soften skin even further!
Mix all ingredients into a 4 oz glass pump bottle. Shake well to ensure it’s properly blended!
This is a great alternative to commercial hand sanitizers. Here is a typical list of ingredients from a store bought brand:
water, isopropyl alcohol, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, caprylyl glygol, glycerin, isopropyl myristate, tocopheryl acetate, acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acreylate Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Frangrance (Parfum), Blue 1 (Cl42090), Yellow 5 (Cl 19140)
Fewer chemicals and additives and much better for your skin! What a bonus to boost immunity while sanitizing your hands!