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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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Vivian Nelson Melle is a writer and life coach helping individuals, families, and businesses thrive. She supports small businesses especially in the areas of Green Living, Health, and Wellness. She can be found at and

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