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  • Writer's pictureTracy Tristram

How to make hand sanitiser with just 3 ingredients

Updated: Aug 29, 2020

We don't know about you, but while we've got a fair few snazzy face masks sorted for these crazy times, what we never seem to have enough of right now is hand sanitiser! We're getting through it by the bucket load, so we've decided to plug the sanitiser sized hole in our wallet, and start making our own! Here's how...

What you need

  • 3/4 cup of isopropyl or rubbing alcohol (99 percent). This is available from most chemists.

  • 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel (to help keep your hands baby soft while counteracting the harsh alcohol)

  • 10 drops of essential oil - lavender is our fave. Otherwise lemon juice makes an easy peasy lemon squeezy alternative.

You also need a bowl, a spoon, a whisk and an empty bottle/dispenser.

How to whip up your hand sanitiser

  • Pour your ingredients into a bowl (hot tip: use a bowl that has a pouring spout if you can. A glass measuring jug is perfect).

  • Mix it all together with a spoon.

  • Beat with a whisk until it's whipped into a gel-like consistency.

  • Pour into your empy bottle and, voila. Hand sanitiser ready to rock and roll.

It really is that easy. Or 'handy' one might say...

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