If you live in cities, grime and germs are a given and carrying water and soap everywhere is hust not feasible! No wonder it has become so fashionable to carry hand sanitizer wherever you go. It comes in attractive bottles and smells great. Just a few squirts on your palms and you are ready to go. In fact, it is so convenient to us people sometimes prefer sanitizers to soap and water.
But in recent years, there has been a lot of speculation about the safety factor of using hand sanitizers. Triclosan, a controversial antimicrobial, is an essential ingredient in most store-bought and sanitizers today. It is known to cause endocrine disturbances and even cancer. Not to mention sanitizers are full of toxic, chemical perfumes which can trigger allergic attacks in a lot of people. If you are one of those who can’t do without the hand sanitizer, here is how you can put together a three-ingredient hand sanitizer that is safer than your store-bought ones!
Cup Aloe Vera Gel
60 ml Vodka
Two Drops Of Tea Tree Essential Oil
1 Small Pump Bottle
Assemble the ingredients in the bottle one by one, starting with the vodka and followed by aloe vera gel. Shut the bottle and shake all the ingredients till everything has combined properly. Add two drops of tea tree essential oil into the concoction. The step is crucial since tea tree oil, a powerful antibacterial and antifungal is the ingredient that gives the santising quality to the concoction. Give it a final shake, and your homemade hand sanitizer is ready.
Tea tree oil is fragrant by itself. But if you want it to smell better, feel free to add citrus essential oils or lavender oil to the sanitizer. Squirt a few drops to your palms and rub them together. The alcohol and tea tree oil combination will take care of grime and bacteria in your hands. While the aloe vera will keep your palms baby soft.
Try it out today and you will never go back to those nasty chemical hand sanitizer again