Homemade Hand Sanitizer Recipe
Make Nontoxic Hand Sanitizer at Home to Keep Your Hands Soft
Hands perform many tasks every day. While sitting, walking, working or even sleeping these come in direct contact with metals, wood, utensils, items, clothes and thousands of other things. Bacteria, fungi and viruses are present everywhere, viruses can even travel a distance in air, and hands are the most prone to collect all these microorganisms easily and in bulk.
As hands are the most prone organs of the body to get dirty these are also used to eat and even touch some delicate organs like nose, eyes and mouth frequently. These openings in body like nose, mouth and even eyes are easy ways into human system for germs and infectious agents to enter. To keep germs and other infectious agents from entering into the systems hands shall be washed thoroughly and frequently. But doing this is not possible and one cannot rely on washing hands for effective protection.
With growing pollution microorganisms are becoming more and more dangerous and stubborn so maintaining a distance from these has become very vital for sound health. Efficient and powerful hand sanitizer is effective way to keep hands clean and free from hazardous germs and infection causing agents. It is easy to use and carry and is not harsh on skin. Frequent soaping of hands can make skin rough and whitish in color as water and salts present in soap can be corrosive, but good quality sanitizer protects skin and maintains its color, softness and moisture along with keeping it clean and free from germs.
Drawbacks of Commercial Hand Sanitizers
Commercially designed hand sanitizers are available all over internet and in the market. These come with captivating fragrances and in attractive packing, but what these bring along with fragrance and pack is load of chemicals and harsh acids. Since hand sanitizer forms a coat over palms to kill germs and protect skin from coming in contact with germs present in air and over items of use, good part of it comes in the digestive tract too along with food and while touching mouth, nose and eyes.
The chemicals and acids used in commercial sanitizers, even if in small amount, are seriously harmful for digestion and internal systems. People using these regularly and frequently are at high risk in place of protection. These sanitizers are toxic themselves and raise threat to health of a person. Nontoxic homemade hand sanitizers are far better choice for effective and reliable protection not only from germs but also from toxic substances present in commercial sanitizers.
Homemade Hand Sanitizer Recipe
Here is recipe for nontoxic homemade hand sanitizer which gives optimum protection from germs and toxins.
- Aloe vera gel
- Cinnamon essential oil
- Tea tree essential oil
- Filtered water
- Vegetable glycerine
- Rubbing alcohol
First you need ingredients all in place before starting the preparation. Take rubbing alcohol, aloe vera gel, cinnamon essential oil, tea tree essential oil, filtered water and vegetable glycerine. You can take colloidal silver or ionic silver in place of filtered water and can add another essential oil of your choice for fragrance.
Procedure to Make Hand Sanitizer at Home
- Take bowl and add one-fourth cup of aloe vera gel, 10 drops each of cinnamon and tea tree essential oil, one tablespoon of rubbing alcohol and a teaspoon of vegetable glycerine.
- Mix all the ingredients well, you can add another essential oil of your choice like lemongrass, peppermint, lavender, orange etc., and add distilled water or colloidal or ionic silver till you get desired thin consistency.
- Mix again so that you get a smooth liquid. Use a dropper to transfer this mixture to spray bottle and use it as reliable safe nontoxic homemade hand sanitizer. You can opt out vegetable glycerine if that is not available.
Make sure that you purchase oils from reliable source and these are pure and safe. Prefer to use fresh aloe vera gel in places of packed one for better results.
Aloe Vera gel used in this sanitizer will not only cleanse the pores and lines of the palms and skin which mostly provide bacteria and fungi a safe breeding and living place but also improve texture and maintain moisture of skin. Tea tree essential oil is renowned for its anti-bacterial and antiviral properties like Aloe Vera gel which make this sanitizer very safe and highly effective.
Cinnamon oil provides safety against all types of germs and allergens along with tea tree and Aloe Vera gel. All these ingredients have proven track record of their efficacy and also safety and do not cause any sort of ill-effect on health. All you need to do is spray sufficient amount over palms and rub the content all over including back of palms to gain optimum protection from germs and infectious agents.
All the ingredients used in this are safe and consumable for human beings these do not cause any ill-effect over respiratory or digestive system as caused by commercial sanitizers. You can wash hands as and when you get a chance but can also rely on cleanliness provided by this sanitizer. This is safe for all types of skin like oily, dry and works in all sorts of weather conditions.