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MYO Hand Sanitizer

Came across these simple recipes in one of my notebooks, articles I have discovered on the internet. These are so simple, and yet so effective.

Here are a few essential oils to choose from: cedar wood, lavendar, lemon, lemon grass, myrrh, neroli, patchouli, peppermint, rose, sandalwood, tea tree, clove, thyme, and ylang ylang.

Tea tree oil is the most powerful antiseptic, clove and pine oil are both disinfectant and antiseptic. A few drops of basil, rosemary, rose, lavendar, lemon, or lemon grass will lighten the scent of the tea tree oil.

Alcohol free sanitizer:

1 cup pure aloe gel                                                                                                                                                                    2 teaspoons witch hazel                                                                                                                                                           8 drops essential oil of choice

Mix well and store in a container with lid. I used an empty GermX bottle.

Alcohol based sanitizer

1/4 cup aloe gel                                                                                                                                                                         1/4 cup grain alcohol or vodka                                                                                                                                             10 drops essential oil

Mix and store in container with lid.

When using tea tree oil do not use on children or pregnant or nursing mothers. Clove or lemon oil will do the job without causing any harmful reactions. My personal preferences are clove, thyme, and rosemary.

I enjoy making my own personal care and cleaning products, and I don’t have to be concerned about all the harsh chemicals and toxins that are added to commercial products.

okiewife, who is paranoid about poison.

 

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