Here is a simple recipe to make your own hand sanitizer.
Who am I? I am Helen Ward, an herbalist from Three Springs Farm of Vermont, Waitsfield, VT and the Educational Director of Rosemary Gladstar’s The Science & Art of Herbalism Online and Herbal Home Study Course.
DIY Hand Sanitizer – DIY hand sanitizers must contain at least 90% alcohol (recommended by the CDC).
The recipe I follow:
2/3 cup Everclear (using Everclear at 190 proof will keep the alcohol content at 90% for the CDC recommendations)
1/3 cup aloe vera gel or glycerin
10- 20 drops essential oil (Eucalyptus, Tea tree, Thyme, Lemon and Rosemary are some great options for adults and have antiviral properties
Combine all ingredients, place in small bottle – shake and use as needed!