As a mom, I was frustrated that there were not many options for a hand sanitizer without chemicals for my children. As a result of that, I started making my own hand sanitizers. Most commonly I would make a hand sanitizing SPRAY because it was so easy to use. However, my youngest daughter did not care for her hands being spritzed all the time and requested a gel instead.
After playing with a couple different recipes, I found that this one works and smells the best! Since we have been using it for quite some time and still loving it, I felt it was time to share it so others can enjoy it as well. Give it a try!
1/8 Tsp Xanthan Gum
1/2 Tsp Sunflower Oil
1/2 Cup Aloe Gel
1/2 Tbsp Witch Hazel
1 Tsp Vodka*
2-4 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
2-4 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
2-4 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
Mix together the xanthan gum and sunflower oil until combined well – this step is important for the xanthan gum to dissolve well.
Then combine other ingredients. Mix well and put in a container with a lid that is easy to open and close. Keep it in the car or in your purse for a healthier hand sanitizer for you and your family.
*Can use a rubbing alcohol instead if you prefer (rubbing alcohol can be a little harsh on the skin).
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