How to Make Homemade Hand Sanitizer

I am not a fan of business hand sanitizers.

This may sound odd but I don’t utilize anti-bacterial soap or strong cleaners at home due to the fact that I really believe having a little bacteria around is an advantage.

I’m glad that I began making my own individual care items years ago, especially because the FDA ruled in 2016 that manufacturers should stop using triclosan, a common component in antibacterial soaps and sanitizers at the time, due to its capability to disrupt hormonal agents and contribute to an increase in resistant stress of germs.

Just goes to show it pays to read the research study!

Certain components can be practical in combating infections, and with the present climate of those going around, I am being more proactive than I typically am. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see other procedures I’m requiring to stay well.

Why Put Down the Hand Sanitizer?

My house isn’t a medical facility so I take a gentler technique and make this homemade hand sanitizer to utilize just when we can’t wash our hands or are concerned about exposure to really bad germs.

I can see the appeal of killing “99.9% of germs” when you have a household of small children, and health problem for one usually indicates disease for all. Still, it’s practical to understand some reasons why the antibacterial label appearing on all types of soaps, wipes, and cleaners might not be the option it seems to be.

Reason # 1: Regular hand-cleaning might be just as effective and ought to be the first line of defense. Recent reports show that cleaning with warm water and soap for a minimum of 30 seconds is as reliable as anti-bacterial soaps and sanitizers. They still have their location but make sure to wash hands!

Factor # 2: It might be true that anti-bacterial products eliminate 99.9% of bacteria, however, that.1% is the most possibly hazardous (since it can resist antibacterial agents). This little portion that makes it through then breeds and hands down its antibiotic resistance to its offspring, producing lines of “very bugs” that withstand antibiotic usage. This might be one factor in the dramatic boost in strains like MRSA.

Reason # 3: Triclosan, the chemical in many antibacterial soaps has been shown to communicate with chlorine in the water to form chloroform gas. On top of that, it has actually been shown to be a hormone disruptor, especially in children. I’m glad it’s been phased out from a lot of products.

Reason # 4: Some evidence reveals that kids who grow up in an overly sterile environment have higher rates of allergies and asthma than kids who do not utilize antibacterial products as much. Exposure to various kinds of bacteria, particularly early in life, helps kids’ immune systems to establish.

My method when it pertains to keeping the nasty bacteria at bay is to make certain my kids’ body immune systems are strong. We focus on eating a genuine food diet with lots of fermented veggies and drinks (great germs) and limiting sugar. We likewise focus on great old fashioned play-time outside, where they can get vitamin D from the sun and healthy germs from the soil microbiome.

I use handmade bar soaps or homemade foaming hand soap for all of our hand cleaning requirements, and we made it through another flu season with no cases of influenza.

Coincidence? Maybe, however I do not see the requirement to utilize severe chemicals to sanitize my home daily.

Advantages of Natural Hand Sanitizer with Essential Oils.

We do not utilize even our natural hand sanitizer extremely frequently and select simple hand washing whenever possible. I do keep a little bottle of homemade hand sanitizer by the sink to guarantee security after managing meat or altering a diaper, etc.

Stinking to high paradise, business sanitizers typically consist of drying alcohol that is too strong for kids to use anyhow.

The good thing about making my own is I can make a more gentle version for use around the kids and a more powerful one to use in a place like a public bathroom.

Instead of triclosan or other antibacterial representatives, I utilize necessary oils that prevent germs naturally, taking care to select ones that are safe for kids.

There is also some evidence that these oils can help fight infections, making them potentially more effective.

It is important to keep in mind that these very first two recipes are more like a waterless soap and not a full hand sanitizer.

The CDC explains that a product needs to be at least 60% alcohol to be a hand sanitizer and just the last recipe can reach that percentage.

Homemade Hand Sanitizer Dish (Safe for Kids).

This homemade hand sanitizer recipe is non-drying is an organic gel and nurtures with aloe vera. It’s so basic that your kids can help you make it.

Prep Time 1 minute.
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Active ingredients.

1/4 cup aloe vera gel.
20 drops bacterium destroyer important oil.

Mix all ingredients and store in a reusable silicone tube.
Usage as required to naturally get rid of germs from hands.
Notes. See listed below for some more powerful versions.

More Powerful Hand Sanitizer Dish.
For a stronger hand sanitizer that performs like industrial versions (without the triclosan), try this recipe.

If you work in a health center, this might be a good one for your individual usage. I would not use this recipe on kids!

1 TBSP rubbing alcohol.
1/2 tsp vegetable glycerin (optional).
1/4 cup aloe vera gel.
20 drops Germ Destroyer oil.
1 TABLESPOON pure water or colloidal silver/ionic silver for extra antibacterial power.
other important oils (just for scent).

To make, blend aloe vera gel, optional glycerin, and rubbing alcohol in a little bowl.
Include cinnamon important oil and tea tree oil together with a drop or 2 of any other oils you wish to include for fragrance. Lemongrass, orange, lavender, and peppermint are excellent options.
Mix well and include about 1 tablespoon of pure water (or colloidal/ionic silver) to thin to preferred consistency.
Use a little funnel or medicine dropper to move hand sanitizer into spray or pump type bottles. This can also be stored in small silicone tubes for use on the go.
Use as you would any other kind of hand sanitizer.

Strongest Homemade Hand Sanitizer Recipe (5 Minute Dish).

The CDC advises at least 60% alcohol in hand sanitizer to efficiently fight viruses. This formula follows this percentage and adds aloe vera for gentleness and important oils for additional infection battling. This is the one I am presently using after being in locations where infections are most likely to be transmitted.

Active ingredients.
2/3 cup rubbing alcohol (70% or higher).
2 Tablespoons aloe vera (If not able to discover aloe vera, glycerin can be used as a substitute).
20 drops Germ Destroyer Essential Oil. (You can likewise utilize Bacterium Fighter which is stronger however I wouldn’t suggest for use on kids).

Mix all active ingredients and combine in a spray bottle (these are the best size) or small bottle of any kind. Use as required.
You need to adjust the recipe depending on the strength of the alcohol you’re utilizing. If you’re utilizing 99% Isopropyl rubbing alcohol, you’ll require a different amount of aloe vera than if you were using 70% alcohol. Here are some fast standards?

Option 1 with 99% Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol.
2 parts alcohol.
1 part aloe vera gel.
( For instance: 2/3 cup alcohol + 1/3 cup aloe vera gel).

Alternative 2 with 70% Isopropyl or Rubbing Alcohol:.
9 parts alcohol.
1 part aloe vera gel.
( For example: 90ml or 3 ounces of alcohol + 10ml or 2 teaspoons of aloe vera gel).

Choice 3 with 91% Isopropyl or Rubbing Alcohol:.
3 parts alcohol.
4 part aloe vera gel.
( For instance: 3/4 cup alcohol + 1/4 cup aloe vera gel).

Constantly contact a medical professional or doctor before using vital oils, specifically on children or if you have a medical condition.
Utilizing fresh aloe vera gel isn’t as steady for counter storage; a business brand is recommended.
If you like this recipe, likewise try my DIY sanitizing wipes for cooking area counters or restrooms.

While I prefer to utilize the homemade recipe, I likewise discovered this natural hand sanitizer. It was produced by a Dad who was trying to find a way to get rid of chemicals from products to safeguard his immune-compromised boy.

Other Ways We Stay Well.

This time of year, we focus on a couple of methods to stay well:.

Diffusing Vital Oils: I’m diffusing Germ Destroyer Kid-Safe necessary oil or Germ Fighter Essential Oil (from Plant Therapy) frequently. I’m likewise keeping a lot of their blends consisting of Respiraid on hand in case of disease.

Hand Washing: Sources agree that routine hand cleaning with soap and warm water for at least 30 seconds is just as effective as severe sanitizers so we’re ensuring to wash our hands even more than we generally would, particularly after remaining in any public locations.

Nasal Irrigation: Another step I always take this time of year. We utilize a mixture of XClear nasal rinse with Xylitol and Nasopure Nasal Irrigation, specifically after travel or prospective direct exposure.

Propolis Spray: We spray our throats with Propolis spray before and after leaving your house.

Vitamin C: Numerous sources advise getting sufficient Vitamin C to assist fortify the body against infections. I keep ascorbic acid powder on hand and increase our dose at the very first indication of any sniffles. I also get Vitamin C IVs this time of year, especially prior to and after travel.

Vitamin D: Sources also suggest that having ideal Vitamin D levels may assist protect the body from the worst of viruses and from breathing issues. I check our levels this time of year (EverlyWell has an at-home test) and utilize drops to get our levels in an excellent range (above 50).

Do-it-yourself hand sanitizer formula from the World Health Organization (WHO) scaled down for home use. The US/metric recipes and more: click SHOW MORE below

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, hand sanitizers are in short supply. You can make your own using alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, and glycerin. The formula is from the pamphlet “Guide to Local Production: WHO-recommended Handrub Formulations” at…

When you can, use ordinary soap and water to clean your hands, not hand sanitizer.…

To help prevent shortages, please buy only the amounts of ingredients you will actually use in the next month. If everyone behaves reasonably, supplies will return to normal.

US units — to make one-third quart of hand sanitizer:

 1 cup isopropyl alcohol 99% (see below for 91% or 70% alcohol)

 1 Tablespoon hydrogen peroxide 3%

 1 teaspoon glycerin

 Water to make a total of 1 and 1/3 cups (1/3 quart)


Metric units — to make 320 ml of hand sanitizer:

 240 ml isopropyl alcohol 99% (see below for 91% or 70% alcohol)

 15 ml hydrogen peroxide 3% o 5 ml glycerin

 Water to make a total of 320 ml


Procedure: 1. Put on glasses or goggles for eye protection.

2. Combine the first three ingredients in a container.

3. Add clean water to reach a total of 1 and 1/3 cups (320 ml).

4. Mix thoroughly by stirring or shaking.

5. Pour the mixture into dispensing bottles.

6. Label each bottle “Hand Sanitizer 75% alcohol”

Warning: For fire safety information, see the WHO pamphlet:…


Isopropyl alcohol (also known as rubbing alcohol) kills bacteria and viruses. It is sold in different strengths, typically 70%, 91%, and 99%. The target strength for the final hand sanitizer is 75% alcohol.

 For 99% alcohol, start with 1 cup (240 ml)

 For 91% alcohol, start with 1 cup plus 4 teaspoons (265 ml)

 For 70% alcohol, start with 1 and 1/4 cups (300 ml)

The 70% alcohol case, no additional water is needed, and the resulting sanitizer is 66% alcohol, which is less than the WHO recommended 75%, but still greater than the minimum required 60% for effectiveness.

If using ethanol, per WHO, the target final concentration is 80%.

Do not use 99% alcohol directly as a hand sanitizer. Some water is needed for the sanitizer to work. The final product must be between 60% and 95% alcohol.…

Hydrogen peroxide 3% is an antiseptic sold in drugstores with other disinfectants. The small amount used in the formula is not effective for sanitizing the skin. Its purpose to kill any spores in the ingredients and containers.

Glycerin (also known as glycerol) is a clear, thick liquid used as a moisturizer in skincare products and as a food ingredient. It helps prevent your hands from drying out. You can find it in the drugstore with other skincare products.

If your water is not absolutely clean, first boil it and allow it too cool to room temperature. If your containers and ingredients are not absolutely clean, allow 72 hours for the hydrogen peroxide to kill any spores present, and keep the solution away from sunlight and UV light, which break down the hydrogen peroxide.

Some viewers are asking if they can substitute, omit, or add specific ingredients. Sorry, I don’t know. I just took the WHO formula and scaled-down the quantities. The WHO pamphlet recommends not to add any fragrance or gelling agents.

The consistency of the final product is a liquid, not a gel. A spray bottle is useful for applying the sanitizer to your hands without dripping. Be careful to direct the spray at your hands. Label the container and keep it away from anyone who might misuse it.

Beware of DIY hand sanitizer formulas that result in a final alcohol content of less than 60%. For example, mixing two parts 70% alcohol with one part aloe vera gel results in a final 47% alcohol content, which is too low. 80-proof vodka is only 40% alcohol and therefore not suitable for making sanitizer.

Disclaimer from WHO: “All reasonable precautions have been taken by the World Health Organization to verify the information contained in this document. However, the published material is being distributed without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. The responsibility for the interpretation and use of the material lies with the reader. In no event shall the World Health Organization be liable for damages arising from its use.”

More info from WHO:…

DIY formulas to make 1 quart or 1 liter:…

I am donating my share of ad revenue from this video to the WHO COVID-19 Response Fund:

Note: This video is not sponsored or endorsed by WHO.


DIY Natural Hand Sanitizer

Little hands carry lots of germs and I found the perfect recipe for an all-natural and effective hand sanitizer that you can make with just a few simple ingredients!

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Supplies below

Supplies: Aloe Vera Gel

Witch Hazel – you can purchase at any drugs store but I recommend getting one that is 86% witch hazel, 14%alcohol

Tea Tree Oil

Vitamin E Oil (optional)

Essential Oil (optional)

I used lavender this is a great essential oil starter kit that includes tea tree and lavender

Recipe (makes slightly more than 1 cup):

8oz Aloe Vera 1 Tbs Witch Hazel

1/4-1/2 tsp Tea Tree Oil

1/4 tsp Vitamin E Oil (optional)

10-20 Lavender Oil (optional)

*you can use any essential oil for the scent but Lavender and Peppermint are good choices because they have antibacterial properties.

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So let’s make some.

I think I like the 50/50 mix the most, but the 70/30 is pretty good too.

Ingredients: 99% Isopropyl Alcohol…

Aloe Vera…

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I decided I could make my own and I would EASILY be able to get my hands on what I needed to do my own BUDGET Friendly DIY HAND SANITIZER here at home!

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DIY Hand Sanitizer

In this video, we go over how you can make your own hand sanitizer at home with just a few basic items.

What you’ll need:

91% Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol)

Aloe vera gel

Mixing bowl

Spoon or something for whisking

Small container, such as a 3 oz. travel bottle

Optional: essential oil to give the liquid a fragrance

Directions: In a mixing bowl, stir Isopropyl alcohol and aloe vera gel together until well blended.

Add 8-10 drops of scented essential oil (optional, but nice!). Stir to incorporate.

Pour the homemade hand sanitizer into an empty container and seal.

Write “hand sanitizer” on a piece of masking tape and affix it to the bottle.

By Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center


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