wikiHow to Make Waterless Hand Sanitizer

One Methods:Non-glycerin method

Did you ever wonder how they make waterless hand sanitizer? Well now is your chance to learn how!

Steps

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    Begin with 1 cup of aloe vera gel (a concentration from one of the oldest medicinal plants known). Add a teaspoon of rubbing alcohol.
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    Mix in 2 teaspoons of vegetable glycerin.
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    Add about 9 drops of tea tree essential oil.

Non-glycerin method

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    Pour the aloe vera and isopropyl alcohol into the bowl. Use the spoon to mix them together until they are well blended
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    Add 8 to 10 drops of essential oil in the bowl. (Optional.)
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    Mix the essential oil in with the aloe vera and isopropyl alcohol together very well. (If you do the optional step.)
    • If you do use essential oils, use a fragrance that you think smells good.
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    Pour the finished hand sanitizer into the empty container.
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    Seal the container shut. This contains 65% alcohol.

Tips

  • You can use a number of different oils to create unique fragrances as well as provide different antibacterial advantages.
  • You could add a different scent to the first method if you wish.

Warnings

  • Avoid using too much, as this will take longer to absorb into your skin than commercially available hand sanitizer.
  • Keep this away from young children and pets.

Things You'll Need

  • Glycerin method
  • 1 cup aloe vera gel
  • 1 tsp rubbing alcohol
  • 2 tsp vegetable glycerin * 8 -10 drops tea tree essential oil
  • Non-glycerin method
  • 2/3 cup Isopropyl alcohol 91%
  • 1/3 cup aloe vera gel
  • Essential oil (optional)
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Empty container

Article Info

Categories: Hand and Foot Care | Handmade Cosmetics