Incredibly Easy, DIY, Toxin Free Hand Sanitizer - Yes you can!
Are you a zero entry person?
I am a zero entry kinda girl. I search for ease.
I crave simplicity, the easy way, if it's to complicated... I'm out!
I look for recipes, and tasks with short (and not too many) steps, simplistic directions. I guess it's my nature... but I also think it's my desire for time freedom.
Time is the one commodity we cannot make more of. We can make more money, but precious time, once that minute is gone, it can't be gotten back.
So, what I'm trying to say is...
Yes you can make better choices... I promise it's not hard! Or time consuming!
Why hand sanitizer? Well, because of the pandemic, hand sanitizer has become even more of an everyday item. An item that contains ingredients like triclosan.
Triclosan - Recent studies have also found that Triclosan interferes with the body's thyroid hormone metabolism and maybe a potential endocrine disruptor. Children exposed to antibacterial compounds at an early age also have an increased chance of developing allergies, asthma and eczema.
Source: Beyond Pesticides
When avoiding asthma triggers, and in the interest of doing better for your general health, it's best to avoid products with triclosan. Hand sanitizer being one of the most popular offenders!
I use a plant based hand sanitizer with essential oils and high quality ingredients, but if I run out before my monthly wellness box arrives, I'll whip up a batch of DIY hand sanitizer... so stinkin easy!!!
DIY Hand Sanitizer Recipe:
Isopropyl Alcohol or Grain Alcohol (Like Everclear)
Optional - Healthy fatty oil like jojoba oil or Avocado oil
How to make it:
- Fill tube mostly with aloe vera gel (I eyeball it) - you can get the tubes I use here (pictured below). Or the more traditional tubes here.
- Add a splash of alcohol, I add just a few drops.
- Add 2 drops of each Essential Oil, or as many as you'd like. I use Thieves blend, which is these 5 oils combined and formulated for efficacy.
- Shake until combined.
Thats's it! See, super easy! And the best part is no asthma triggering triclosan!
I make this hand sanitizer in this video! Just click the graphic below!