½ cup of Pure Aloe Vera Gel
1 ½ cup of Witch Hazel
15 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
10 drops of Orange Oil
4 oz. Spray Glass Bottle
Mix the Aloe Vera Gel and Witch Hazel. Add essential oils. Pour in glass bottle and shake well. Decorate a label and stick it on the bottle. And voila — your hand sanitizer is ready to go!
Your skin will love the aloe vera and witch hazel — no more dry skin from alcohol-based sanitizers! Tea tree oil and lavender oil are bacteria busters as they have antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, and antibacterial qualities. Orange oil was added to create a nice scent along with the lavender oil, and it is also antiseptic. If you don’t care for the smell of tea tree oil, you could experiment with adding more lavender and less tea tree oil.
Caution: Do not leave your children unsupervised while working with essential oils. While the oils are all natural, they are powerful plant compounds, should only be used diluted, and should not be ingested (unless you are following a trusted cooking recipe). The oils in this recipe are generally considered safe on your skin, but please be aware that someone could have an allergic reaction.