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Homemade Hand Sanitizer

We have never been fans of hand sanitizer or antibacterial soaps of any kind.  The best defense is always a good soap and water washing.

But there are times when a hand sanitizer is helpful to have around.  Such as when you are not able to get to water right away.

If you are unable to pick up hand sanitizer that is pre-made, you can make your own right at home!

It is important to add enough aloe vera so that the alcohol does not overly dry your skin.  And mix very well!

Here is all you need:

Equipment / Tools

  • Bowl and spoon

  • Funnel

  • Bottle with pump dispenser


  • 2/3 cup 99 percent rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) or ethanol

  • 1/3 cup aloe vera gel

  • 8 to 10 drops essential oil, optional

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and pour them into the bottle of your choice using the funnel.  That's all there is to it!

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