Instead of stripping your hands of natural oils with pricy store-purchased hand sanitizer, try making your own with eco-friendly ingredients. You probably have everything needed in your home for this helpful spray, which makes this quick DIY cost just about nothing to mix together. Upcycle a small spray bottle for this sans-alcohol cleaning spritzer, or pop in an old perfume container for a really chic look.
Keep reading for the easy directions:
What You'll Need:
- 1/4 cup witch hazel
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
- 10 to 15 drops lemongrass, lavender, or tea tree essential oil
- 2-ounce spray bottle
- Add the witch hazel and aloe vera gel to the spray bottle using the funnel. The witch hazel naturally cleans hands without being harsh, and aloe vera gel soothes hands.
- Now add the vinegar, which is an eco-friendly antibacterial. And don't worry about smelling like a pickle farm — the addition of an essential oil helps cover the smell. Add a few drops of your favorite scent, such as lemongrass, lavender, or tea tree oil, which are all natural antibacterials too.
- Top the bottle with the spray top, and give it a shake, distributing the ingredients. Stash it in your bag or on the edge of your desk, and you're a spritz away from clean hands.