In an earlier post, DIY Hand Sanitizer, I made hand sanitizer in a plastic squeeze bottle with just three ingredients. Since then, I have found a way to make a hand sanitizer spray with essential oils. This recipe is a little more complex and uses a few more ingredients. I used orange essential oil, but which essential oil you use is up to you. Please see the earlier post, DIY Hand Sanitizer on April 11, 2020 for a list of essential oils and their properties. This recipe also calls for a carrier oil. I used sweet almond oil, although you can also use fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil.
- 1/2 tsp. Carrier Oil: fractionated coconut oil, sweet almond oil, or jojoba oil
- 2 – 3 drops vitamin E
- 10 – 15 drops essential oil
- 1/2 tsp. vegetable glycerine
- 2 tsp. Aloe vera gel
- Isopropyl alcohol 90%+
- 2 oz. spray bottle
- Add 1/2 tsp. carrier oil, 2 – 3 drops vitamin E, 10 – 15 drops essential oil, and 1/2 tsp. vegetable glycerine to the spray bottle.
- Next, add 2 tsp. aloe vera gel. This can be a little tricky. If you’re using a funnel, you might want to scoop the aloe vera into the bottle instead.
- Fill the rest of the bottle with isopropyl rubbing alcohol 90%+.
Finally, place the spray pump back on the bottle and give it a good shake to mix all of the ingredients. If you’d like, label the bottle with a sticker.