Hand sanitizers kill germs and viruses on your hands. They are very important in keeping you safe from diseases.

Hand sanitizers should be used after touching surfaces that may have germs or viruses on them or when you are on the go.

However you should note that using hand sanitizers should not replace washing your hands. Washing your hands is also very important.  You should wash your hands after eating or if your hand feels really dirty but in a situation where you can’t wash your hands then you should use a hand sanitizer.

Sometimes, you might actually need to wash your hands to get slime off before finishing up with your hand sanitizer.

With the recent rise on the importance of keeping our hands clean and with the outbreak of epidemic all over the world there is a high demand for hand sanitizers so just in case you can’t find a hand sanitizer in your local supply store you can actually make them yourself and that’s the reason for this post.


To make your own hand sanitizer you need just three ingredients. You need;

  • 99 percent Isopropyl alcohol. You can buy isopropyl alcohol from your local drug store or chemical store.
  • Aloe vera gel. You can make your own aloevera gel at home
  • Essential oils – for fragrance and that’s because it’s natural. Essential oils are optional but you can use them if you need a bit of fragrance. I recommend lavender, orange, and tea tree essential oils.


Before you start making your hand sanitizer, ensure that all your working tools are clean. Clean your work area with diluted bleach to kill germs on your work surface.

  • Pour the isopropyl alcohol and aloe vera gel into a clean bowl. Hand sanitizers need to contain at least 60% alcohol to be effective. This means you would need to maintain a 2:1 ratio of isopropyl alcohol to aloe vera gel. For every 4oz of isopropyl alcohol you add, you should mix 2oz of aloe vera gel.
  • Add essential oils to the mix if needed. A few drops is ideal.
  • Stir the ingredients together with a spoon or whisk so it forms a gel.
  • Pour them into plastic bottles, preferably pump bottles using a funnel.

There you have it! Your hand sanitizer is ready!


Don’t forget to protect yourself and stay safe.

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Vanessa ❤️