Natural Solutions: DIY Home Rosemary-Tea Tree Hand Sanitizer Gel

homemade hand sanitizer

It’s a do-it-yourself project that kills germs! Easy to make and cost-effective, this DIY Rosemary-Tea Tree Hand Sanitizer Gel is ideal for the whole family to use. 

This simple, effective and natural hand sanitizer solution is perfect for busy families on the go.  It has a pleasant scent and is much gentler on your skin than traditional, commercially produced varieties.  Try it out and see what you think!

DIY Rosemary-Tea Tree Hand Sanitizer Gel

Yields approx. 8 ounces.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 100% pure aloe vera gel
  • 1 tablespoon Witch Hazel
  • 25-30 drops Tea Tree oil
  • 8 drops Vitamin E oil
  • 10 drops Rosemary essential oil

Materials:

  • Recycled/Reusable squeeze or pump container(s): I like using four 2-ounce containers
  • Small syringe, medicine dropper or funnel: To transfer gel to container

Instructions:

  1. Combine the Tea Tree, Rosemary, and Vitamin E oils in a small bowl.
  2. Add Witch Hazel and Aloe Vera gel to oil mixture, and mix well.
  3. Transfer gel mixture to container using syringe medicine dropper or funnel.
  4. Squeeze a pump onto palm of hand and distribute evenly by rubbing hand together.

2 thoughts on “Natural Solutions: DIY Home Rosemary-Tea Tree Hand Sanitizer Gel”

  1. Yes, Tea Tree oil does have some anti-bacterial qualities, against some, but not all bacteria.

    That recipe does not contain enough tea tree oil (and not of the required purity) to kill the few it can kill if you have enough of it. (CLUE, it takes 20% oil, which would be 1/5 cup, not 20 drops in a cup)

    And thinking that you have something effective is worse than having nothing at all.

    1. “And thinking that you have something effective is worse than having nothing at all.”

      How is having something that is partially effective worse than having nothing at all? Even the best of antibiotics is not effective against 100% of all known bacteria.

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