It’s so simple to make your own homemade hand sanitizer! This natural, DIY hand sanitizer recipe made with essential oils is the perfect solution when you’re not able to get to a sink to wash your hands!

Of course, washing your hands with soap and water is the best way to reduce spreading germs. However, hand sanitizer is the next best solution when you are out and about.


DIY Hand Sanitizer Recipe

What You’ll Need:

Natural Ingredients

Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera has so many wonderful benefits! It is one of the best natural moisturizers! It contains antioxidants, vitamins and minerals which makes it wonderful for your skin. The gel is extracted from the interior leaf of the plant. Other healing benefits include soothing sunburn, relieving scalp itchiness and dandruff, and more!

Vitamin E

I love using Vitamin E in this recipe due its natural hydrating properties. Not only does it act as a cleansing agent, it rejuvenates and restores dehydrated skin.


Alcohol’s natural disinfectant properties are commonly used in wound care. It’s germ killing powers make it an important ingredient in this recipe.

While 70% alcohol is the best, 60% is the minimum amount to be considered effective for disinfecting. One downside to alcohol is its tendency to dry out the skin. 


Other Essential Oils You Can Use

Not only do these essential oils have cleansing properties, they also smell wonderful!

  • Cinnamon Bark
  • Clove
  • Eucalyptus Radiata
  • Peppermint
  • Spearmint