How To Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer
Nasty germs are everywhere! There has never been another time in recent history where that statement hasn’t more true. With the recent emergence of deadly viruses, but even to avoid the common cold, it is vital to keep clean. This is especially true with kids at school, sports, and other activities. Hand Sanitizers are a great way to stay clean when hand washing is impossible! Learn how to make your own DIY Hand Sanitizer gel using essential oils using this easy recipe, and keep viruses and bacteria at bay.Jump to Recipe
Kids Who Play Sports Are Exposed to Lots of Germs
While there are so many benefits to having kids play sports, one the drawbacks is a big one, illness. Kids pick up germs and bacteria easily and sweaty sporting events can really exasperate the issue. Many kids head straight to practice immediately after school, which means maybe they washed their hands, maybe they didn’t! Sometimes kids share drinks (no matter how many times we ask them not to), or exchange germs through bodily fluids like sweat. Just talking in close proximity to someone can spread saliva. Touching shared equipment, playing in steamy gyms, or even being exposed to the open air. Anything and everything can make a kid susceptible to getting sick.
Washing Your Hands Is Always Best
Cleansing hands properly, for at least 20-30 seconds is recommended as the best way to stop the spread of bacteria and viruses. Sometimes though we don’t have access to soap and water, so having hand sanitizer available for easy use can be a good way to stay healthy.
Do Not Skip the Alcohol
Any hand sanitizer that claims to work without the right amount of alcohol in it, is misleading. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recommends that any sanitizer blend be a minimum of 60% alcohol in order to be effective.
This can minimize exposure to microbes, but can also dry hands out quite a bit. The World Health Organization states that adding an emollient such as aloe vera gel can help to prevent drying skin while providing a pleasant smell.
As of late because of the alarm of Covid-19, stores are running out of hand sanitizer, and anti-bacterial items such as wipes. What are we to do? Well, necessity is the mother of invention, is it not?
Try this DIY Hand Sanitizer Recipe to make sure that you and your family steers clear of germs that can cause disease and illness.
DIY hand sanitizer can last for weeks if stored in a closed bottle.
Essential Oils Are Effective In Preventing Illness
Essential oils have helped my family stay relatively healthy over the years without the extra manufactured chemicals traditionally found in medicines.
This recipe contains a special essential oil blend called OnGuard, by doTerra. This is a unique blend of Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf, and Rosemary Leaf/Flower essential oil
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DIY Hand Sanitizer
- 5 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
- 4 tbsp Water
- 1/4 tbsp Vitamin E Oil
- 8-10 drops doTERRA On Guard blend
- 2/3 cup isopropyl alcohol
- In a bowl, combine aloe vera gel and vitamin E oil.
- Add the doTERRA On Guard blend to the aloe vera mixture.
- Add water and mix well to combine.
- Add more or less water depending on the consistency you want.
- Pour into container, and keep closed until use.
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Barbara is the mom behind the blog. She began writing in 2012 as the creator of Hello Life, a craft & lifestyle blog. As life evolved, and her kids became more involved in sports, she aimed to create a site that would resonate with moms like her, and in 2017 Modern Sports Mom was born. Like many of today’s mamas, she loves being creative, cooking, and fashion, and when there are a few minutes to spare, a good book. A baseball and football mom, she is fueled by her strong faith, dedication to her family, and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee! Barbara lives in California with her husband, kids, dog, and cat.