How to make Hand Sanitiser with Essential Oils - ECO. Modern Essentials

March 04, 2020 2

Sometimes you find yourself in a situation with no access to hand wash and water. It may be while traveling, after using grocery trolleys, handling money or after coughing and sneezing - these are all great times when hand sanitiser can be utilised.While a little dirt isn’t bad for you, basic sanitation is necessary to prevent the spread of germs. Hand sanitisers are super simple to make with a few household ingredients and are great to keep in your handbag or car for a quick refresh when needed.

Note: For a stronger antiseptic recipe, the WHO recommends using minimum 60% rubbing alcohol. You can modify this recipe to fill 2/3 of your bottle with rubbing alcohol and the rest with Aloe Vera.

What essential oils do you need for hand sanitiser?

Lime

A great antiviral and disinfecting essential oil.

Kunzea

Kunzea has expectorant and antimicrobial properties.

Frankincense

Frankincense may help boost our immune systems.

Hand Sanitiser Recipe

Ingredients


30ml dropper bottle

 

Aloe vera gel

 

1 tbs rubbing alcohol

 

10 drops Kunzea essential oil

 

10 drops Lime essential oil

 

5 drops Frankincense essential oil

Method


1. Add essential oils to the 30ml bottle.

 

2. Add the rubbing alcohol and fill the rest with aloe vera gel.

 

3. Place your cap or dripper on and shake well.

How to use


Hand sanitisers are to sanitise and not wash. Ideally, applying hand sanitiser to clean hands will allow better absorption and overall better use. Do not apply to hands if your hands are covered in dirt and grime.

 

1. Apply the sanitiser to the palm of one hand.

 

2. Thoroughly rub hands together making sure you cover front and back of hands as well as in between fingers.

 

3. Continue rubbing until hand sanitiser has absorbed.

Everything you need

ECO. 95ml Bottle & Mist Spray Pump Accessories Pack (1386574938167)

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Frankincense Pure Essential Oil (638666866743)

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Disclaimer: ECO. recommends a hand sanitiser for those times in need. This is not a substitute for hand washing and we encourage a thorough 20 second ritual each time when washing your hands. This recipe is not 60% alcohol as recommended by health organisations to properly dismiss common viruses. Please seek medical advice for concerns of virus contamination.

Author: Georgia Doherty
Marketing Assistant

Georgia is the Marketing Assistant at ECO. Modern Essentials. Georgia oversees the company's social media platforms, helps coordinate brand collaborations, creates content + DIY recipes and manages ECO.'s affiliate program. She is a qualified Beauty Therapist with extensive Dermal Therapy qualifications and a Diploma in Training Design & Development. Georgia is passionate about leading a happy & healthy life and helping educate those around her.



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