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Published on September 6th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

How To Make Low Alcohol Hand Sanitizer

With flu season on the horizon, you may find yourself stocking up on hand sanitizer. But did you know the high amount of drying alcohol in traditional sanitizers can lead to cracks and microscopic tears in your skin leaving you even more susceptible to infections? In addition, the content of isopropyl alcohol serves as a danger to children. Here is a simple recipe for making natural hand sanitizers for keeping hands clean, while nourishing.

bottle of vodka

Bottle of vodka

1. Ingredients Needed for Hand Sanitizer

You will need Witch Hazel, grain alcohol (vodka is a good choice), distilled water, aloe vera gel, coconut oil, glycerine, lemon and tea tree essential oils and a spray bottle or multiple travel atomizers. You should already have some witch hazel from your natural first aid  kit.

{CC photo courtesy of Thomas Hawk on Flickr}

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About the Author

Vivian Nelson Melle is a former educator and community counselor who decided to follow her dream of writing. She balances work to home school her daughter and enjoy crafting, photography, gardening, natural healing, cooking and anything that helps heal the earth and its inhabitants. She also writes for Green Living Ideas, Ecolocalizer, Mamita’s Creations and Phoenix Neighborhood Blogger. She is a writer for hire with a soft spot in her heart for non-profits and indie businesses.

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