3 Clean DIY Hand Sanitizers That Will Keep You Protected

Hand sanitizers are a hot commodity these days, and can be found in almost every store you go to, at the ends of at least two aisles. I get it: we all want germ-free, clean hands.

However, these sanitizers come with a very big problem. They kill all bacteria, including the good microbes, which is one of the ways we get antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or “super bugs”. It also weakens our immune systems, which makes this one of those vicious cycles.

And with how much sanitizer we’re using these days, are your hands feeling dry and painful? No surprise, considering there’s a whole lot of ingredients that I either can’t pronounce or have numbers in the name.

So why don’t we take a look at some homemade options for clean DIY hand sanitizers that won’t break the bank, immune systems, or hands…

#1: Coconut Oil and Oregano


Mix 10 drops of oregano oil and 2 tbsp  fractionated coconut oil. Add to a squeeze bottle for use. 

Why this works:

Oregano has disinfectant and antibacterial properties.

Coconut oil is antibacterial, anti-aging, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory. Oh, and it moisturizes and soothes the skin.

#2: Aloe Vera and Rubbing Alcohol


Mix 2/3 cup of 99% rubbing alcohol and 1/3 cup pure aloe vera gel in a small bowl until combined. (Add 50 drops of your choice of essential oil if you want to use some after you’ve mixed the first two ingredients.) Store in a small mason jar or squeeze bottle.

Why this works:

Aloe vera is a skin-soother, as I’m sure we all know, but it is also an antimicrobial.

Rubbing alcohol is a disinfectant, antimicrobial, and antiseptic, but it can make your skin quite dry.

#3: Witch Hazel and Essential Oil Spray


Mix 3 oz. witch hazel (you can also use rubbing alcohol instead; use less essential oil if you use rubbing alcohol), 2 tbsp pure aloe vera, and 15-20 drops of an essential oil (Lavender and tea tree, geranium, lemongrass)

Why this works:

Witch hazel has powerful antiseptic and antibacterial properties and is also useful as a skin toner!

Mother Nature is so phenomenal and considerate to provide us with healthy, sustainable ways to protect ourselves from those bad bugs. She never ceases to amaze…





Here is a round-up of products mentioned in the article for your shopping convenience!

Aloe Vera and Rubbing Alcohol Hand Sanitizer 

Coconut Oil and Oregano Hand Sanitizer

Witch Hazel and Essential Oil Sanitizer Spray


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