20-30 drops rosemary or tea tree essential oil
¼ cup alcohol
4 cups distilled water
(Rosemary and tea tree essential oils have antibacterial properties)
¼ cup witch hazel extract
¼ cup aloe vera gel
1 tsp. vegetable glycerin
1 tbsp. alcohol
10 drops tea tree oil or rosemary essential oil
Mix all ingredients together, mix by shaking in lidded glass jar.
Put in small spray bottles.
Spray hands as needed.
¾ cup vodka
¼ cup witch hazel
About 50 drops essential oils like tea tree or rosemary
Be aware that young children may lick their fingers and be affected by the alcohol content of these spritzers. Commercial products contain alcohol also. There are other ingredients in commercial products that may not be good for us - and especially not good for children.
Soap and water may be better than hand sanitizers.
Use sanitizers prudently. Wash hands often with soap that is NOT antibacterial.
This is for a foaming pump.
4 oz. distilled or purified water
2 tbsp. liquid castile soap - plain or scented
If using an unscented castile soap, 10 drops of essential oils can be added
1 tsp. glycerin (Optional. Used to create a moisturizing soap.)
Mix well before use.
Dr. Bronner’s brand liquid castile soap is available locally. It is very good quality. The cost may seem high but very little is used so many refills are in each bottle.
Resealable container or heavy sealable plastic bag.
1 roll of good quality paper towels such as Bounty Select a Size
2 cups boiling water
1 tbsp. Castile soap (some are scented ie. Dr. Bronners peppermint or almond)
1-1/2 tsp. oil such as canola, almond or olive oil
For each 5 gallons of water, add:
Use between 2 tbsp. and ¼ cup per load.
Produces low suds
2 cups finely grated soap (Fels Naptha Heavy Duty Laundry Soap) using a food processor works well
1 cup washing soda
1 cup borax
Mix well and store in airtight plastic container.
Use 2 tbsp. per load. Produces low suds.
1 part non-iodized salt
1 part washing soda
1 part borax
Mix thoroughly. Use same amounts as commercial brands.