DIY Citrus Hand Sanitizer
DIY Citrus Hand Sanitizer
If store shelves are bare of hand sanitizer in your area, here's a DIY citrus hand sanitizer recipe that will keep the germs at bay and your hands smelling tropical.
In addition to washing our hands with soap and water during the #Covid19 crisis, I thought it a good idea to have a few bottles of hand sanitizer in the house to use.
I've put bottles of my homemade citrus hand sanitizer by the front door, powder room and kitchen for easy access.
The recipe is so simple and combines ingredients that you likely have in the bathroom cupboard OR can purchase online without risk of 'out of stock' messages.
Clean + Cute
And as with anything that's good for us, making it both easy to use and attractive to look at always helps makes the medicine go down!
With that, I've created some 4"x2" labels that you can download and print onto Avery Shipping labels and wrap around your DIY citrus hand sanitizer bottles.
I designed two version of the label:
1. Satsuma Citrus Hand Sanitizer
2. Spread Love Not Germs Hand Sanitizer
If you'll be using an essential oil in your recipe other than orange or lemon, you may want to opt for version 2.
You can find the file to download and print below in this post.
DIY Citrus Hand Sanitizer Recipe
To make your own hand sanitizer, simply combine the following ingredients in a bowl or glass measuring cup with a spout of easy container transfer.
If you don't have a spout on hand, use a funnel to pour your mixture into your chosen pump bottle or squeeze container.
2/3 cup 99% rubbing alcohol - there are two common levels of alcohol - 70% and 99% - opt for the 99% to ensure germ abatement.
1/3 cup aloe vera gel - I used a tube of summertime sun burn relief that I had in our bathroom cupboard
10 drops citrus essential oil - use whatever scent you and your family prefer so that it's easy to use and tones down the alcohol scent or your hand sanitizer.
When your mixture is combined, use a funnel or spout to pour into a container that allows easy access.
I've used a pump bottle and squeeze bottles for travel size sanitizer that I leave in the car, tote bag and the kids' backpacks.
DIY Citrus Hand Sanitizer Labels
DIY Hand Sanitizer Labels (Word)
These 4"x2" Avery Labels 8163 are great for 6 oz. to 10 oz. bottles.
Use It to Lose It (germs, that is!)
You'll want to shake up your mixture to help distribute the gel into the alcohol and oil solution.
The gel will settle to the bottom so you want to make sure you have the germ fighting alcohol in every pump!
Care to Mingle?