Saturday, October 31, 2009

Hand Sanitizer Recipe

Rather than buying small bottles of sanitizer, (and then having to recycle them!), you can make up this homemade version at a fraction of the cost and refill your small bottles when you need them. Store any extra in the refrigerator in a sealed bottle:

8 oz aloe vera gel
12 oz rubbing alcohol

Mix well and store covered. Use on hand when washing with soap and water is not an option.

To increase effectiveness, add 5-8 drops of Tea Tree Oil and/or Lavender Oil. All ingredients are available at the health food store and drug store.

I haven't tried this yet but I am going to the store today to get the aloe vera gel so I will let you know. Also, several co-workers said it rocks.

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