Nothing beats good old soap and water for keeping your hands clean and bug free. But when you can’t get to the sink to scrub up, a hand sanitiser gel or spray can be super useful. And you can make your own version at home using ingredients that most households have.

For an hand sanitser to be effective, it needs to contain a minimum of 60% Isopropyl or ethanol alcohol. Follow the steps below to make your own hand sanitser.  


🌱 Combine all the ingredients in a clean beaker and mix thoroughly until the gel is fully combined. 


🌱 Transfer into a bottle with a flip top lid and label. You may need to give it a good shake to get all the gel to disperse.


🌱 Add a 20p sized amount of gel into your hands and massage thoroughly all over your hands until you can't feel it anymore.


🌱 Don't add water or wipe off.


Hand sanitiser recipe

For an hand sanitser to be effective, it needs to contain a minimum of 60% Isopropyl or ethanol alcohol. Follow the steps below to make your own hand sanitser.  


🌱 Combine all the ingredients in a clean beaker and mix thoroughly until the gel is fully combined. 


🌱 Transfer into a bottle with a flip top lid and label. You may need to give it a good shake to get all the gel to fully disperse.


🌱 Add a 20p sized amount of liquid into your hands and massage thoroughly all over your hands until you can't feel it anymore.


🌱 Don't add water or wipe off.




🌱 Add the essential oils to the Castile soap and mix really.


🌱 Decant into a pump bottle, recycle an old one rather than buying a new one.


🌱 Wet your hands with warm running water, add a couple of pumps of soap into your hands.


🌱 Wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds then rinse of with warm running water.


🌱 Dry your hands thoroughly.


natural hand wash recipe

🌱 Add the essential oils to the Castile soap and mix really.


🌱 Decant into a pump bottle, recycle an old one rather than buying a new one.


🌱 Wet your hands with warm running water, add a couple of pumps of soap into your hands.


🌱 Wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds then rinse of with warm running water.


🌱 Dry your hands thoroughly.




🌱 Mix the Alcohol, Witch Hazel and Veg Glycerine in one beaker.


🌱 Decant into a spray or spritzer bottle.


🌱 Spritz a few pumps of the spray into your hands.


🌱 Massage it into your hands making sure you cover your whole hands.


🌱 You can add 1ml of essentials oils to the recipe but they may separate from the mixture so you would need to shake the spray really well before each use to temporarily disperse the oils. 

hand sanitiser recipe

🌱 Mix the Alcohol, Witch Hazel and Veg Glycerine in one beaker.


🌱 Decant into a spray or spritzer bottle.


🌱 Spritz a few pumps of the spray into your hands.


🌱 Massage it into your hands making sure you cover your whole hands.


🌱 You can add 1ml of essentials oils to the recipe but they may separate from the mixture so you would need to shake the spray really well before each use to temporarily disperse the oils. 

These are just some simple recipes that can help improve hygiene but remember nothing substitutes frequent and thorough hand washing with soap and warm water!

Aloe Vera Gel (N° 707)
£0.00£9.99
Vegetable Glycerine (N° 806)
£0.00£7.49
Witch Hazel (N° 702)
£0.00£7.49
Aloe Vera Gel (N° 707)
£0.00£9.99
Vegetable Glycerine (N° 806)
£0.00£7.49
Witch Hazel (N° 702)
£0.00£7.49

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