DIY Hand Sanitiser

September 17, 2014

This is a really easy DIY – come on, you must know by now that’s all I do on my channel/blog! (video here)

I’ve already shared an alcohol free hand sanitiser on the blog before but I wanted to do it again, with better pictures and a slightly amended recipe, even simpler than before!

Now, I want to say that I am not a germophobe, I think a little bit of exposure to germs and bacteria helps our bodies build up a natural immunity HOWEVER I do find myself using hand sanistiser a lot when I am out and about because I can’t use the soaps in public toilets. After using a public loo I rinse my hands with water then use a hand sanitiser (DIY or Dr Brronner’s) to get the nasty public toilet germs off them!

Obviously I always advise caution and discretion, especially with essential oils, but I am perfectly happy to use this on Maddie’s hands. (FYI she is 4, nearly 5 years old)

Aloe Vera

I chose Aloe Vera as the main base for this DIY, it is very moisturising and won’t dry out your hands like alcohol can. Okay, it may not be quite as anti-bacterial as alcohol but it does have anti bacterial and anti microbial properties.

Like I said it will moisturise your hands as well, I love it when an ingredient not only serves a purpose (base for the oils) but also really contributes to the finished product.

Essential Oils

EO’s are going to be the ones to really stop those naughty little germs in their tracks. I have chose tea tree as I know my skin doesn’t react to it and it is one of the more anti bacterial oils out there. You can choose anything you like that you know works well for your skin. In my previous DIY I used citrus oils as they smell lovely and work really well at killing bacteria but I wanted to move away from those this time just in case there is any photo sensitivity.


All you need to do is mix a few drops of tea tree (or pretty much any other essential oil) with Aloe Vera.

I like to put mine into a pump dispenser so that I can easily carry it around in my hand bag and use it whenever, but a small pot would work just as well.

So there you have it! I told you it was very simple! You know my motto: simple yet effective!

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All opinions are honest and my own, any suggestions made are based on my own experiences and are meant as a guide. Please always take care when making any DIY products and patch test to rule out an adverse reaction.

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