• Rubbing alcohol (91%)
  • Aloe vera gel (Stores keep it near the sunscreens.)
  • Essential oil (optional)
  • A bottle (A soap or lotion pump dispenser works nicely.)

Mix 3 parts rubbing alcohol with 1 part aloe vera gel. So, for 1 cup of hand san sanitizer, you’ll mix 3/4 cup of the alcohol with 1/4 cup of the gel.

The rubbing alcohol sanitizes your hands while the aloe vera moisturizes them.

Tea tree oil is a good choice for your essential oil. It’s antiseptic and antibacterial.  Lavender goes nicely with it and it’s calming. Lemon essential oil is a good addition to offset the tea tree’s aroma. Cinnamon is another great antiseptic. You’ll want about 10-12 drops or so each.

Mix everything together thoroughly, stirring by hand, pour into your bottles and your homemade hand sanitizer is ready to use.