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Did you know you could make your own DIY Hand Sanitizer with items you already have stored in your bathroom cabinet? With just a few simple ingredients you can make your own DIY Hand Sanitizer!

Find out how!

DIY Hand Sanitizer

With all the sickness in the world, you can never be too careful. And sanitizing your hands is so important to staying healthy. But what do you do when it’s flu season and the stores are out of hand sanitizer? 

Or when there is a new virus outbreak and the store shelves are empty? 

Well, you make your own hand sanitizer. 

How To Make Hand Sanitizer

DIY Hand Sanitizer Recipe

Here’s What You’ll Need: 

  • Mixing Bowl
  • 1/3 measuring cup
  • 2/3 measuring cup
  • Spoon
  • Funnel
  • Pump Bottled (Empty soap bottles work great)
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Essential Oil (Optional) 

Directions to make your own DIY Hand Sanitizer



Step 1: 

Measure 1/3 cup of Aloe Vera Gel and pour it into a mixing bowl. 

Step 2: 

Add 2/3 cup of Rubbing Alcohol in to the mixing bowl. 

Step 3: 

Stir until the mixture is well combined. 

Step 4: 

Using a funnel, transfer the Hand Sanitizer into a pump bottle. 

Step 5: 

Enjoy your clean hands 🙂 

Why I Love This DIY Hand Sanitizer

When I realized I was going to have to make our own hand sanitizer, I was a little worried about finding a recipe that would help sanitize our hands, but also not dry them out. And this recipe did not disappoint! 

Not only does the alcohol clean and disinfect your hands, but the aloe in the hand sanitizer solution leaves your hands feeling soft. 

When You Should Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

In between washing your hands, hand sanitizer is the best way to keep yourself safe from the germs you come in contact with. 

The times you should be using it include: 

  • Interactions at cash registers
  • Drive-Thru interactions
  • After touching doorknobs
  • After shaking hands
  • If you cough or sneeze
  • If you’re in a public place
  • After using a public restroom

When you think about it, there are a lot of things that you touch every day where you could easily pick up germs and viruses. And if you’re using hand sanitizer properly, then you should be using a lot of it. 

So when you just can’t find hand sanitizer in the stores or you would rather make your own hand sanitizer, this DIY Hand Sanitizer recipe is just what you need! 



Related: How to make your own shower cleaner 


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