When all the hand sanitizer spray (and gel) was flying off the shelves a few weeks ago and then it was nowhere to be found in stores, it didn't bother me a bit because I knew I wasn't going to use that toxic stuff anyway with all the weird ingredients. Mostly I just wash my hands like normal, but as time went on and the nearby COVID-19 cases started to increase (not nearly as bad as they thought though, thankfully), I did want a little something to use on my hands after grocery shopping. Especially before touching my steering wheel, etc. Or if someone tries to come at me with theirs in a store or wherever, I keep this in my purse and just pop mine out. (Or I'll tell them, “Oh I just used mine, thanks anyway!”)
So I found this DIY homemade hand sanitizer recipe online and I actually had all of the ingredients on-hand!
This homemade hand sanitizer spray is adapted from the homemade hand sanitizer gel at that link, so go check out their recipe for that. 🙂 I'll show you the ingredients that I like to use and the exact amounts.
I made 2 bottles of this homemade hand sanitizer spray, one for my purse and one for just inside the door at home in case I want to sanitize packages before they come in the door, etc., although I haven't done much of that, and now they say it's not necessary anyway.
Once you get your spray made and someone offers you theirs when you walk into a store, you can say, “No thanks, I have my own right here!“
Homemade Hand Sanitizer Spray
- 2 two-ounce spray bottles like these -- the darker are best so the essential oils aren't exposed to light which can weaken their effectiveness.
- Here are the labels I used.
These amounts make ONE 2-ounce spray bottle:
- 1 Tablespoon witch hazel
- 3 Tablespoons 70% rubbing alcohol also called isopropyl alcohol -- some said to use only 90%, others said 70% was better, so do you own research on that, but I used 70% because that's what I had. Hopefully you can find some if you don't have it on hand, I couldn't find any to link to.
- 30 drops tea tree essential oil this kind has the best quality for the price in my opinion
- 10 drops lavender essential oil again, this kind is my favorite, free shipping too!
- Fill each bottle one at a time using a funnel, and use the amounts above for EACH bottle.
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