How to Make Homemade Hand Sanitizer at Home?
With changing lifestyle products in markets also get developed and changes according to your needs. Unlike the old times, when one has to search for soap and water, whenever they need to clean their hands. To your convenience and to keep you going there are hand sanitizers available in the market in form of wipes and sprays and hand rubbing solutions. You do not have to panic while going out at picnics, using public washrooms or traveling in train and buses where you find inconvenience. And also if you get the facility, hygiene does matter.
Water can be polluted and unhygienic at many places and can cause infections. This situation also occurs when dealing with children. They get their hands dirty every other minute and it becomes a hell of a task to get their hands washed. Hand sanitizers are the perfect solution to your problem as they are portable and take no time to evaporate. They work by removing the outer layer of oil on your skin and contain alcohol that kills bacteria in the hands just by rubbing your hands. But better to avoid these chemical sanitizers as these are not good for your skin. The worst part is that the chemical present in them not only kills the bad bacteria but can also kill the good bacteria which are essential for your skin.
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Natural Homemade Hand Sanitizer
Good bacteria protect us from any harmful pathogens present in the environment. Unfortunately, all the sanitizers present in the market are can expose you to more infection. Prevent yourself from these harmful toxins and prefer making nontoxic homemade hand sanitizers. Non-toxic homemade hand sanitizers are made with natural essential oils and plant based options. They are good for your skin in many ways. They not only provide you hygiene but make your skin soft and smooth. Let us make a natural scenting nontoxic homemade hand sanitizer.
- 1 Cup Aloe Vera Gel
- 1-2 Teaspoons of witch Hazel
- 25 Drops Tea Tree Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Castile Soap
- A Squeeze Bottle
Take a bowl and add all the above ingredients one by one to it. Then fill the mixture into the squeeze bottle. Your nontoxic homemade hand sanitizer is ready. Witch hazel is optional to use. If you do not get it in the market you can try buying online. There are two types available, alcohol-based or alcohol-free. If you prefer a strong bacteria-killing sanitizer then go for the alcohol based one. You can use this sanitizer by squeezing a little bit on your hand and rub it all over your hand. Shake your hand to let them dry. You can also add glycerin or vitamin E to it as they both are amazing moisturizers.
All the ingredients used in preparing this nontoxic homemade hand sanitizer are natural and easily available. The tea tree oil is well known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties that are super efficient at killing viruses, bacteria, and fungi; whereas, witch hazel is an antiseptic. The aloe vera gel acts as a moisturizer with killing germs at the same time. It also has the antibacterial and antifungal properties. It also helps your hand sanitizer to give the gel consistency same like the store bought sanitizers. And castile soap which is made by boiling olive oil has wonderful cleaning power. This nontoxic homemade hand sanitizer remedy is cost-effective, works quickly and has a longer effect on your skin.
Other than this hand sanitizer, there are several other recipes that are readily available in your home. Vinegar is considered as a hand sanitizer in itself. It has the essential antibacterial properties needed to kill the germs. You can add any of the essential oil to the vinegar just to give it a fragrance. There are a variety of essential oils available such as sandalwood oil, lavender oil, peppermint oil, lemon oil, clove oil, rosemary oil, eucalyptus oil and much more which are known for their amazing exotic smells. Make your own custom nontoxic homemade hand sanitizers. Remember, if you have sensitive skin then avoid using too much amount of essential oil to your recipe, otherwise, it will cause rashes and irritation.
We recommend the hand sanitizers only to be used as the substitute for soap and water when going out. No cleaning would be compared to soap and water. And overuse of hand sanitizers is never suggested as it weakens our ability to fight the bacteria.
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