Friday, November 28, 2014

DIY Hand Sanitizer

Cool crisp day here.  We had blue skies but it was chilly outside so we stayed in.  Did make a run into town to get Jim's glasses adjusted and we picked up some milk.  But other than that we just watched movies.  Starz and Encore are free this weekend on Direct TV.  Saw the Lone Ranger with Johnny Depp...I found it amusing.  After that we watched Monuments Men with George Clooney also a good movie.  Have you seen either one?

Had leftovers for dinner...the stuffing is gone as well as the gravy and peas...Jim also polished off his cranberry sauce.

Now that Autumn is in the air and Winter being felt everywhere, cold and flu season is right around the corner!  Do you use hand sanitizers?   This product is easy to make.

Found this recipe in Mother Earth Living magazine:

Whip up this simple hand sanitizer from Betsy at DIY Natural with just a few ingredients.  Lavender and tea tree essential oil are natural antiseptics.  Astringent witch hazel contains alcohol, for an alcohol free version just use water.  You can squeeze aloe vera from the plant's leaves or buy 100% aloe vera gel.

Homemade sanitizer

10 drops lavender essential oil
30 drops tea tree essential oil
1/4 tsp vitamin E oil
1 Tbl witch hazel or water
8 oz aloe vera gel

Combine first three ingredients in a bowl; swirl to mix
Add witch hazel or water; swirl to mix
Add aloe vera a mix well

Store in a sanitized container with a pump and use on dirty hands when you can't wash them right away.

I keep a small container of this in my purse.  I use it when I've been pushing a grocery cart or pumping fuel or any time I feel I need to wash my hands.

Have a super weekend!