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DIY Hand Sanitizer Two Ways

DIY Hand Sanitizer Two Ways

Hand sanitizer is really hard to find right now, but great news—studies show that OnGuard essential oil blend is capable of viral inhibition. 

First, you'll need a misting bottle. I have these priced just above my cost right now to help out! These small misting bottles are so great for hand mist, throat spray, mini clean-up sprays for travel, etc. See them here. I also have suggested sizes below the recipes. Labels can be found here: Sheet of 6 or in this collection.

So let's get to making the mist shall we? Here are two options ***Please choose the best option for you, this blog post is not medical advice, and does not intend to treat or prevent any illness or disease**. 

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DIY Hand Sanitizer with Alcohol

NOTE: The CDC has issued a recommendation that products labeled 'sanitizer' contain 64% alcohol. This recipe allows for this percentage. 

Ingredients:

  1. Isopropyl aka Rubbing Alcohol, 64% or higher (70% is probably most readily available). If you have 90% higher you could add a little water to approximate a 64% ratio.
  2. OnGuard essential oil, use 5-20 drops depending on the size of your bottle

HOW TO: Fill your misting bottle with your base liquid to the 3/4 full point. Add essential oil, then attach your misting top. To use: Shake well and mist onto hands regularly in between thorough hand washings with soap and water.

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DIY HAND MIST (Use this option if you do not have access to rubbing alcohol)

Ingredients:

  1. Base liquid. Choose from vodka (dries quickly), or witch hazel. Distilled or boiled and cooled water can be an option if you will use your sanitizer within a few days.
  2. OnGuard essential oil, use 5-20 drops depending on the size f your bottle

HOW TO: Fill your misting bottle with your base liquid to the 3/4 full point. Add essential oil, then attach your misting top. To use: Shake well and mist onto hands regularly in between thorough hand washings with soap and water.

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WHAT SIZE?

You can use any size misting bottle. I like these smaller sizes for keeping in my pocket at all times:

  • 8ml, see it here. These are oil-safe plastic and great for kids.
  • 1/2 ounce, see it here
  • 1 ounce, see it here
  • 2 ounce (purse size), see it here

Or make a larger batch for use in classrooms or the office:

Links:

Pubmed study naming OnGuard is here

in summary, researchers found that On Guard weakened the influenza virus in canine cells by lessening the virus' ability to replicate, making it easier for the immune system to attack it.

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