Winter’s grip is tight this year! With it, comes cold and flu season; in our neck of the woods, flu, this year is being called a state-wide Epidemic! Not only is the word “Epidemic” being used, but it’s turned into a deadly one at that! In an effort to keep those germs as far away from my family as possible, I whipped up an all natural, homemade hand sanitizer!
This takes literal minutes to do and keeps those toxic chemicals that fill commercial hand sanitizers out of our bodies. Our skin is our biggest organ, I want it absorbing the good stuff, not the bad. I want it absorbing the excellent things God gave us, not the man made chemical laden. We can do this so easily– ready to make up a batch? Gather up your supplies!
We’ll need a glass jar (I use canning jars for just about everything), lid, a Tablespoon measure, some Aloe Gel (store bought or you can cut a stalk or two off your plant), 6 ounces of water, and essential oils. Now you can use a variety of essential oils, this recipe calls for 10 drops of each: Cinnamon, Lemon, Clove, Rosemary and Eucalyptus, I use a blend from doTerra called On Guard that contains all of the above and has been shown to kill MRSA. That is what I want in home remedies arsenal, to protect my family! You can follow this recipe exactly or you can mix up your own blend– Clove is the really super key ingredient–it is powerful! I love the doTerra blend of On Guard, it’s already blended all the best oils for fighting germs, for me!
So, I take my canning jar and pour in my 6 oz. of water, add in 2 TB. of Aloe Gel, and my 50 drops (total) of essential oils. I stir it up and pour it into a clean little sprayer bottle. Done. It is that simple! I had only a tiny sprayer bottle on hand so I stored the rest in the canning jar with the lid secured and marked clearly. I keep one in the kitchen and one in each vehicle. Give it a quick shake up (to mix the oil/water together), spray it on your hands, rub together and you’re done. The Aloe is soothing to the skin and the essential oils naturally kill any germs.
I love making up all natural goodies here at my homestead to care for my family; the are healthy, cost-effective, simple and the best way for me to care for those I love!
From my Homestead to yours,