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DIY Plastic Free Hand Sanitizer Made At Home


DIY Plastic Free Hand Sanitizer Made Right At Home

Remember, washing hands is vital along with hand sanitizer to keep yourself and others healthy.

A Hand sanitizer is used to decrease the risk that is posed by infections as it is able to effectively able to kill the diseases carrying bacteria and is available in gel, liquid, or foam forms. They have alcohol content present in them differs.

Ocean Blue Project will be making hand sanitizer for beach cleanups to lower ocean plastic. Our main goal is to lower single use plastic that ends up down rivers or in our Ocean. By making this at home we have an option to use glass containers over plastic pollution.

Making homemade hand sanitizer is easy and doesn’t take all that much time. The best part about making your sanitizer at home. You will also have options to add essential oils and you don’t have to support other products that are use plastic pollution. Moreover, you can use a glass or stainless steel spray bottle which is convenient to take on the go.

DIY Hand Sanitizer Recipe

3 Tbsp of 190 proof alcohol or at least 120 proof alcohol or higher. If you can only find rubbing alcohol or with hazel, you will want to find isopropyl rubbing alcohol that is 70% or higher. Do not use other types of alcohol that contains methanol or butanol since these types are considered toxic.
1 Tbsp Aloe Vera which will help your hands from drying out from the alcohol.
1/2 tsp vegetable glycerin or vitamin E oil to add moisturizing properties to the hand sanitizes and for your hands. Essential oil is optional and you can use just a few drops of tea tree or lavender essential oil.

Simple steps:
First, gather all your ingredients.
Then, combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
Lastly, pour the mixture into reusable glass jar with pump or sprayer.

This recipe will make 2 fluid ounces.

With Corona Virus on the rise so stores are being sold out. You can only find stores selling hand sanitizers in plastic bottles. Thankfully, this article can help you stay safe and plastic free.

CDC recommends hand sanitizes that’s at least 60% alcohol and remember the alcohol is the important part not the essential oil or the aloe.

Photo shows how most hand sanitizes is made of plastic bottles.