So if like us and you are in the same position in that you can’t get hand sanitiser or anti bacterial wipes, here is my recipe for a home made version. Yes I know the health officials say do no make your own sanitiser. Be mindful, it will not be as effective as the real stuff but what harm can it do? As long as you stick to the proper protocol of washing your hands, not touching your face and social distancing, I feel any type of sanitiser even if only 5% as effective as the shop bought stuff, it just has to better than literally nothing!
HOME MADE HAND SANITISER
- 200 ml 80-90% alcohol liquid such as rubbing alcohol or surgical spirit
- 100 ml pure aloe vera gel
- 30 drops of pure tea tree essential oil
- 20 drops pure lavender essential oil
- 1 tbsp Vitamin E oil or Almond oil
Mix together the alcohol based liquid and the tee tree and lavender, add the vitamin E (helps keep your hands protected) and then the aloe vera. Pour into a pump bottle. Keep the bottle away from direct sunlight. And that is it. As I said, better than nothing, and actually smells really nice.