Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer - Becca Piastrelli

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creative gal!

You’ve landed on a post I wrote a few years ago -
back when I was known as The Dabblist and was exploring all sorts of ways I could create beautiful things with my hands. It was a powerful time for me — awakening my creativity after suppressing it for so long — but this space has since evolved to reflect the woman I’m becoming.

Hand Sanitizer | The Dabblist

Hand Sanitizer. Sometimes it's just necessary, know what I mean?

But conventional sanitizers contain high amounts of alcohol and synthetic fragrances that strip your hands of vital oils and dry you out. The recipe below contains key anti-bacterial essential oils and soothing aloe to get your hands clean, happy, and healthy.

I think this would be a great project for mamas to give out to friends or send with their kiddos to school. I keep a bottle at my desk at work for post-sneeze attacks, and have found my coworkers asking for a quick spritz throughout the day.

Hand Sanitizer | The Dabblist


1 oz water

1 oz vodka

1 tsp aloe vera gel

1/2 tsp. vegetable glycerin

2 drops each of clove, rosemary, cinnamon and eucalyptus oils

12 drops tea tree essential oil

Pour water and vodka into a glass bottle, leaving half an inch empty at top. Add aloe vera, vegetable glycerin and essential oils. Shake before use. Store in a cool, dark area for 6 months.

Hand Sanitizer | The Dabblist

Want to know where I buy my essential oils? I rely on the beauty of the internet. You can easily get most ingredients through Amazon (and you can get free shipping if you have a Prime membership!), but my go-to is Mountain Rose Herbs. They provide high quality, organic ingredients in sustainable packaging.


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