That time of year is approaching. Everyone is sick or sneezing or coughing and it honestly feels like walking into a sick-ward when you step into the grocery store. But no fear! This hand sanitizer is all natural and unlike many other hand sanitizers, isn’t 99.99% effective so you aren’t creating super bugs in your home.
As the arrival of baby is right around the corner we want to be very prepared with cleanliness in our home as far as germs go. This sanitizer is cheap and easy to make, so as family begins to visit after our little one is born, asking them to spritz up with sanitizer several times a day will be no big deal.
What You’ll Need:
Small Spritz bottle – I found mine at Walmart for only a few cents
1 Tbs Aloe Vera
1 Tbs Witch Hazel
10 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
10 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil
Combine all ingredients in your bottle except for the distilled water. Once the ingredients are added, fill the rest of the bottle up with the distilled water.
This makes a more “spray” time disinfectant. If you are looking for more of a gel substance increase your ratio of aloe vera to distilled water. Also if you want more of a gel substance use a different styled bottle so that your spritzer doesn’t become clogged. We made this in large quantities so that we can easily refill the bottles around the house.
Be sure to shake before each use.
Keep well this cold and flu season by washing your hands (and your family’s hands), use sanitizer often, clean high traffic areas (door knobs etc) with disinfectant spray (I like this one), and be proactive about illnesses as they occur – i.e. treat cold and flu symptoms immediately with natural remedies.