Easy Recipes of Homemade Hand Sanitizer

The importance of using a hand sanitizer is underrated for some reason, we need to understand that we live amidst so many diseases and pollution, now it’s not possible to go and curb out those issues, right? So the best solution we have is taking care of our personal hygiene. That’s where the hand sanitizer plays a big role.

Homemade Hand Sanitizer

What are hand sanitizers?

Hand sanitizers are antiseptic solutions, an alternative to soap solution. Hand sanitizers are used to prevent the spread of pathogens.

Some people are genuinely not aware of its uses; the others just don’t feel that they need it. But the point is why to take any chances with hygiene when you have an option of dealing with it without much ado. Yea agreed that a hand sanitizer is costly but what if I say you can make your own hand sanitizer? Well yes that’s what we are going to do today.

Here we list you some awesome DIY hand sanitizers:

DIY hand sanitizer with Aloe Vera:


  • Aloe Vera gel- 1/3 cup
  • 99% rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) or ethanol – 2/3 cup
  • Essential oil, (lavender, vanilla, peppermint, grapefruit) – 8-10 drops
  • Hand sanitizer bottle
  • Funnel
  • Bowl and spoon

Method: Take the entire ingredient in a bowl and mix it well and you are done. Just pour the ingredient into the bottle through the funnel and it is ready to use.

The presence of alcohol in the hand sanitizer has to be 60 per cent in order to work as an effective disinfectant. The essential oil used in the hand sanitizer not only adds fragrance but it also helps in eliminating the germs.

DIY hand sanitizer with Eucalyptus oil


  • Essential oil such as tea tree or eucalyptus – 4 to 5 drops
  • Vodka – 2 ounces
  • Witch hazel – 2 teaspoons
  • Hand sanitizer bottle
  • Funnel

Method: Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well and pour it out into the bottle with the help of a funnel.

DIY hand sanitizer with essential oils


  • Cinnamon Essential Oil – 10 drops
  • Grapefruit Seed Extract – 20 drops
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil – 10 drops
  • Aloe Vera Gel – 1/4 cup
  • Rubbing Alcohol – 1 teaspoon
  • Vegetable Glycerine – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Distilled Water – as per required consistency
  • Bottle
  • Funnel

Method: Mix all the ingredients well in a bowl. Add distilled water to get the desired consistency. With the use of a funnel transfer the liquid into a used hand sanitizer bottle or any bottle with a pump. Your homemade hand sanitizer is ready to use. This hand sanitizer smells divine, however glycerine is an optional ingredient – if you do feel it might impart slight stickiness then you can avoid using it.

Alcohol free- homemade sanitizer recipe


  • Aloe Vera gel – 1 cup
  • Tea tree oil – 30 drops
  • Witch hazel – 1 tablespoon
  • Lavender oil – 10 drops
  • Vitamin E oil – 4 drops
  • Hand sanitizer bottle
  • Funnel

Method: Take a bowl, add the all the ingredients one by one and mix well. Pour them into a pump operated bottle with the use of a funnel. Your homemade hand sanitizer is ready.

Always carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer in your hand bag so that when you feel the need to use it, you have it handy. Use of alcohol based hand sanitizers can make your hands dry, so moisturize your hands well.

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Divya Rechesh

Divya Rechesh is a Freelance Writer based in Mumbai currently. Outgoing, spunky and practical is what describes her the best. She hopes to experience new things everyday in life and contribute something to this world through her writing.