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Homemade Hand Sanitizer

Homemade Hand Sanitizer

If you want a safe hand sanitizer without potentially harmful chemicals, try this all-natural formula. It is perfect for all skin types, and the kitchen-cupboard ingredients really work to kill germs.

1/4 cup witch hazel extract
1/4 cup aloe vera gel
1 tsp. vegetable glycerin
1 tbsp. lemon juice or organic apple cider vinegar
10 drops tea tree oil

1. Place ingredients in a lidded glass jar and shake to combine.

2. Place a dab on your hands and massage into your skin.

3. Rinse with warm water.

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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8:33PM PDT on Nov 4, 2011

Thanks, plan to try this one.

1:17PM PDT on May 1, 2009

what about a mix that you don't need to rinse off?

3:47PM PDT on Apr 4, 2009

Yes lavendar would also work along with tea tree e/o because it too has a disinfectant property and is also good and safe for the skin :p

6:27AM PDT on Sep 2, 2008

Would lavender oil work too?

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