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Combat Flu Season By Making Your Own Hand Sanitizer

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It’s cold and flu season (and has been for a while).  We heed all the warnings.  Wash your hands, cough and sneeze into your elbow instead of your hands and stay home if you are feeling ill.  Of course, people are also using an abundance of hand sanitizer, which makes your hands dry out.  But, I found one that is alcohol free that you can make at home from jill at

This is going to be a money saver for my co-host Ken because he’s a germ-a-phobe and douses himself in it daily.  (NOT kidding)!  Essential oils are the IN thing now and this alcohol free home made hand sanitizer utilizes several of my favorites.  The cool thing is that by being alcohol free that means it won’t dry out your hands!

Jill and her website is a great resource for several home made cleaners and personal products that will save time and make great gifts.  I made her home made laundry soap and will include that after we make our hand sanitizer.  Thanks, Jill!

Alcohol-Free Homemade Hand Sanitizer

  • •6 oz. of water
  • •2 Tbsp of Aloe Vera Gel
  • •10 drops each of rosemary, cinnamon, eucalyptus & clove bud essential oil
  • •20 drops of either lemon, wild orange or grapefruit essential oil – pick your favorite.

That’s it, that’s all you need!  Plus, it’s easy to make!!!

I took the labels off a liquid soap bottle that I had at home and washed it out really good.  (side note:  don’t just wash it in the dishwasher, it makes LOTS of suds).  Put the water, aloe vera gel and you favorite essential oils in (smells so good), put the top on tight and shake well.

It’s ready to use in the regular fashion by rubbing a small amount onto your hands.  Repeat often.  Hope it helps to keep you and your family healthy without dry hands.

I appreciate that Jill from shares her info with everyone, you’ll find lots of interesting tips and ideas on her website!  I’m a fan!

Home Made Laundry Soap Recipe




When soap and water aren’t available, mix yourself up a batch of this sweet-smelling natural spray and you’re good to go.


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