How to Make Hand Sanitizer Spray- fast, easy and effective!
Hand Sanitizer is sold out everywhere these days! Luckily, you can make your own using readily-available products.
Alcohol is the basis of many hand sanitizers. 99% isopropyl alcohol is the best to use, but you can make do with a lower concentration (up to 70%). Isopropyl alcohol is yet another product that seems to be sold out in stores and online. Thankfully, many of us have a bottle stashed in our medicine cabinet!
How to Make Hand Sanitizer Spray
Small Spray Bottles (Note- at the time I wrote this post, small spray bottles for hand sanitizer were sold out on Amazon. I bought travel perfume bottles as an alternative. They take one extra step to fill, but they work great! You'll only need 1 empty spray bottle to mix everything in and fill the perfume bottles.)
99% Isopropyl Alcohol (Note- The World Health Organization says hand-washing with soap and water is the best way to clean your hands, but when that's not an option, the agency recommends using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and wipes with at least 70% alcohol; however, 99% isopropyl alcohol is the highest recommendation.)
Aloe Vera Gel (Note- at the time I wrote this post, Aloe Vera Gel was still widely available on Amazon. If you're looking for a substitute, you can also use Witch Hazel or Fractionated Coconut Oil.)
Essential Oils of your choice (I used Tea Tree Oil and Lavender)
Using an empty spray bottle (this one is from a makeup setting spray), pour the alcohol in until the bottle is slightly less than ¾ full.
Add a few pumps of aloe vera gel, witch hazel or fractioned coconut oil.
Top with 10-15 drops of essential oil. Screw the top on and shake vigorously.
To fill the travel perfume bottles (skip this step if you're just filling spray bottles): pull the nozzle off the spray bottle. Place the perfume bottle on top (there's a hole at the bottom) and push down to pump. The perfume bottle will fill up.
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