How to Make Natural Homemade Hand Sanitizer
You will want to learn how to make natural homemade hand sanitizer full of safe and good smelling ingredients. Many people aren't fans of commercial hand sanitizers that contain drying alcohol and sometimes contain triclosan and antibacterial ingredients that may help contribute to resistant strains of bacteria. This natural remedy antibacterial hand sanitizer recipe is great for when you might feel the need to use something when you are out and about. When you are home, you can wash your hands with some homemade foaming soap whenever needed, and just keep the antibacterial hand sanitizer on hand for when needed. With an all natural hand sanitizer, you know its safe to use for both you and the environment. This all natural recipe does contain essential oils that are in higher concentrations than what you would typically use. You will want to make sure you know of any risks of using essential oils beforehand.
It should be noted that this all natural hand sanitizer isn't as sanitizing as commercial versions of hand sanitizers. After visiting a place like a hospital or other spots where there might be resistant strains of bacteria you probably want to use something a little stronger. To make this all natural recipe for homemade hand sanitizer you will need organic aloe vera gel and some essential oils. Suggested essential oils for this all natural remedy include orange which is a natural antiseptic and antioxidant, cinnamon which is antibacterial and antifungal, clove known to be antimicrobial and antibacterial, rosemary which is antifungal and antibacterial and lavender which is antibacterial and antiviral (also smells great). The nice thing about this all natural hand sanitizer recipe is that it doesn't dry out the skin and is nourishing because of the aloe vera in the recipe. This is fun all natural recipe that the kids can help out with. You will mix all of the ingredients together and then store in a reusable silicon tube if you have one. Then use as needed to naturally remove germs from the hands. It should be noted that you always want to check with a health care provider or doctor before using essential oil, especially on children. There is also a recipe for a stronger all natural homemade hand sanitizer on the site.
Essential oils are usually extracted by the process of distillation, often by using steam. Other processes for extracting essential oils from plants include expression, absolute oil extraction, solvent extraction, resin tapping, and cold pressing. Essential oils can be used in perfumes, soaps, cosmetics, and other products. Essential oils can also be used in recipes for flavoring food and drink recipes. Essential oils can also be adding to incense and household cleaning products. Essential oils have been used medicinally in history as an all natural remedy for hundreds of years.
Thank you to Katie from the “Wellness Mama” site for sharing this recipe for making all natural homemade hand sanitizer. Her goal on the all natural ideas site to help other families live more naturally through practical tips, real food recipes, natural beauty and cleaning tutorials, natural remedies and more. On her site, you will find simple answers for healthier families, with all sorts of natural remedies and ideas for the natural home, health, natural remedies, beauty, recipes, motherhood and more. *
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