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There are chemist tips for making just about anything you want at home. This DIY hand sanitizer is one of those super easy things to make and never have to buy again!
Plus by making your own hand sanitizer, you can control exactly what goes into it including scent!
Since Christmas is approaching, I wanted to make a fun winter scent that would also make great DIY Christmas gift ideas!
Here is how to do it!
PIN THIS: EASY DIY Hand Sanitizer
3 tbsp aloe vera (I recommend this one)
1/2 tbsp witch hazel (I like this one, it is a two pack)
1/4 tbsp rubbing alcohol (91%)
1 tsp wintergreen essential oil (no need for expensive, I like this one)
Small Squeeze Bottles (These are great!)
In a small bowl, add in the aloe vera, witch hazel, and rubbing alcohol. Stir until mixed together.
Add in the oils, mix around a little (don’t worry about it being 100% combined at this point).
Add all of this to a squeeze bottle. It will fill one of these to the very top.
Remember that oils will settle, so ALWAYS give it a little shake before use 🙂
How to Use:
Add a small dime sized amount to hands and rub! It will leave your hands soft and clean!
This will last for a year in the bottle, just always give it a shake before use.
Chemist Tips on DIY Hand Sanitizer
This aloe vera I recommend is natural and non-gmo. An important thing to keep in mind with natural aloe vera is it will NOT be super thick! As you can see in the picture above, it is easy to pour, but still thick enough to make a good mixture with.
Many store-bought varieties contain chemicals to thicken the gel and make it very gelatin like in texture. This is not want you want for making your own hand sanitizer, so make sure to get an organic non-gmo variety like this one I recommend.
If you already have some aloe vera gel on hand and it’s thick, you will need to add some more liquid to it. Increase the witch hazel by a few teaspoons.
Different Scent Options
Since Christmas is right around the corner, I wanted peppermint and wintergreen for the holiday season. I LOVE these scents together and it reminds me of a Christmas!
Other Christmas combinations:
- Frankincense/ white fir
This is such a fun DIY and can be made in just a few minutes! I love adding things like this to my friends Christmas gifts, they love homemade Chemistry Cachet items!