Hand sanitizer is one of the most popular product these last years. You can’t meet one person who never used it, because it remains a rapid way to clean your hands on the go. Still, new researches explain that hand sanitizer is probably bad for your skin and your health.
Because it is alcohol-based, hand sanitizers will dry your skin and kill all the bacteria in your hand. The problem is, some of these bacteria are good for your health and work as a barrier to protect the skin and help fight different infections you might get exposed to. Another reason to let go of this habit and stop using hand sanitizer, is that it will increase the body’s absorption of Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used for making hard plastic, that can lead to hormonal disorder infertility, diabetes and cancer.
So, instead of using store bought hand sanitizer why don’t you make you won? Here are 2 natural and cheap hand sanitizers you can make by yourself and that are safe for your kiddos little hands!
1 – Tea tree oil hand sanitizer
You will need :
- 10 drops of tea tree essential oil
- 1 teaspoon castile soap in 150ml of water
Mix all your ingredients and keep your hand sanitizer in a spray bottle. Use it to clean your hands whenever you want.
2- Aloe vera hand sanitizer
To make your own hand sanitizer you will need :
- 150 ml of water,
- 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel,
- 2 drops of cinnamon essential oil,
- 2 drops of rosemary essential oil,
- 2 drops of clove essential oil,
- 2 drops of eucalyptus essential oil,
- 5 drops of lemon essential oil.
Pour your ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well : Your hand sanitizer is ready!