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.