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Hand sanitizers were invented in 1966 by Lupe Hernandez who was a registered nurse in Bakersfield, California. While diligently studying at home to become a nurse, Hernandez learned that cleaning alcohol can be transformed via gel form for effective cleaning instead of the normal soap and water method.
According to the CDC, alcohol-based hand sanitizers are a superb choice for killing germs for 2 main reasons.
1 When used under supervision, it’s safe for kids.
2 Alcohol based sanitizers are gentler on the skin than soap and can eliminate microbes.
While all these findings are great, it is noted that alcohol can cause dryness to the skin and has been known to give some people rashes.
According to lifehack.org, “alcohol is a skin irritant, which disrupts your natural oil production causing both dry and flaky skin.” They state that with constant use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, the skin on your hands are more prone to age rapidly because of the dryness in alcohol, and you’re more likely to develop wrinkles and other blemishes.
It is easy to create your own alcohol free, natural hand sanitizer at home. We use essential oils and other natural solutions for our formula. Nowadays, people are getting more concerned about chemicals in everyday products and how it affects their health and the environment. A lot of hand sanitizers available on the market today contain chemicals such as isopropyl alcohol, n-propanol, povidone-iodine, or benzalkonium chloride and there are many concerns regarding these ingredients.
The benefit of creating your own natural hand sanitizer is you control the ingredients and their benefits. We do recommend that if there are any concerns using essential oils, you speak with your medical advisor.
8 oz of thick, pure aloe vera gel (natural moisturizer for your skin, kills germs and great protective layer)
1 tsp melted coconut oil (natural moisturizer)
1 Tablespoon of witch hazel (is an excellent astringent)
5 drops of cinnamon essential oil (calms dry skin)
5 drops marjoram essential oil (great for nerve pain, paralysis and digestive disorders)
5 drops lavender essential oil (promotes relaxation and believed to treat anxiety and fungal infections)
5 drops tea tree essential oil (antibacterial)
3 drops lemon essential oil (has uplifting scent, astringent, detoxifying, antiseptic, disinfectant and anti-fungal properties)
3 drops of vitamin E (antioxidant)
Add aloe vera gel, coconut oil, and witch hazel in a small bowl and mix thoroughly.
Next, add cinnamon essential oil, marjoram essential oil, lavender essential oil, tea tree essential oil, lemon essential oil and vitamin E oil and mix well.
Use a small funnel to transfer hand sanitizer into a pump type bottle as this mixture will be thick.
Use as you would any other type of hand sanitizer.
Using fresh aloe vera gel isn’t as stable for counter storage, so keep in a cool dry space. You can use a natural preservative like Preservative Eco for longevity.
It is imperative that you check with a doctor or healthcare provider before using essential oils, especially on children or if you have a medical condition.
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