Easy DIY Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer is a staple for most people, especially if you have kids. As a former preschool teacher, it was imperative to keep hand sanitizer on my desk, on the changing table (even though you HAVE to wash your hands after every change), in my purse and I even loved accepting hand sanitizer as a gift. That’s just how important hand sanitizer truly is.

We’re constantly surrounded by a ton of germs on a daily basis and cleanliness is super important. From icky door knobs, public restrooms, and public places in general. Commercial hand sanitizers are filled with chemicals that can be harmful to your skin and most importantly, your kids skin!

This simple DIY hand sanitizer has no chemicals, doesn’t dry your hands and is made with all-natural ingredients. Not to mention, it’s quick and easy to make and can be made at home. With the power of 100%, pure grade essential oils, you really can’t go wrong. The essential oils included are just as powerful as the store-bought version and contains so many benefits, including anti-fungal and antibacterial properties!

Lastly, I hope you have your VODKA ready! No, seriously! The active ingredient in hand sanitizer is 60% ethanol, which is equivalent to 120 proof of liquor. According to sources, it’s suggested to use 180 proof or higher to have some cleaning benefits, which have 90% ethanol.


  1. 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil (here’s where to buy 100% lavender essential oil)
  2. 30 drops of tea tree oil (here’s where to buy 100% pure tea tree essential oil)
  3. 3 ounces high-proof vodka (Everclear is 190 proof), rubbing alcohol can be substituted 
  4. 1 ounce pure aloe vera gel (here’s where to get pure 100% aloe vera gel)
  5. 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E oil to help soften hands 


  1. Add essential oils and Vitamin E oil to a small bowl, or container. Swirl to mix.
  2. Add alcohol and swirl again.
  3. Combine with the aloe vera gel and swirl, or shake well.
  4. Be sure to shake before every use.
  5. Transfer to squirt bottle and enjoy! 

Tips And Warnings:

-Use tinted bottles to avoid exposing essential oils to light. 
-If you’re not a fan of lavender (be sure to test on your skin first), choose another antibacterial oil such as rosemary, sage, or peppermint. (get 100% essential oils, here)
-When handling essential oils, know that they are very concentrated and POWERFUL plant extracts.

**Disclaimer: The information provided is for informational purposes only and shouldn’t be seen as any kind of professional, or medical advice. Please use at your own risk.**

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