DIY Hand Sanitizer

With 3 ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen!

Easy 3 ingredient DIY hand sanitizer recipe by Lifestyle Blogger Eileen Lazazzera of YesMissy

Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Because we all frequently touch their eyes, nose, and mouth without even realizing it germs can get into the body through the eyes, nose and mouth and make us sick.

Washing your hand with good ol’ soap and water is one of the best ways to remove germs and viruses, prevent the spread of them, and to ensure you don’t get sick. But if you don’t have access to soap and clean water, or if you’re out and about and nowhere near a sink, you should carry hand sanitizer to protect your health.

As you’re probably aware, hand sanitizer have been one of the first things have have sold out in stores and online. Luckily, it’s remarkably easy to make you own homemade DIY hand sanitizer with just a few ingredients you might already have in home.

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Easy to make 3 ingredient DIY hand sanitizer recipe

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This gel formula DIY hand sanitizer with alcohol is safe to use and super easy to make. It only requires 3 ingredients and actually feels quite similar to Purell. The best part is you’re likely to already have the ingredients in your bathroom cabinets or under the sink.

Note: How effective your homemade hand sanitizer is highly depends on the percentage of alcohol you’re using. Since your sanitizer mix must be at least 60 percent alcohol to be effective, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, so a bottle of 99 percent isopropyl alcohol is the best thing to use for making homemade hand sanitizer.

Hand Sanitizer Ingredients & Tools

Isopropyl alcohol
Aloe vera gel
Tea tree oil or any other essential oils
Small bottles
Mixing bowl & spoon


  1. Make sure to thoroughly clean all your mixing bowl and spoons beforehand.
  2. Mix 3 parts isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) to 1 part aloe vera gel.
  3. Add a few drops of essential oils to give it a pleasant scent
  4. Put in a small bottle and dispense when needed.

I hope this little DIY post was helpful!
Stay safe and healthy!

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  • Jaime
    March 15, 2020

    Just throwing it out there that it’s important to mention that the alcohol should be 90% and higher in order for this to be effective! Once diluted, it can’t be lower than 60% or it doesn’t actually kill germs.

    • Eileen
      March 15, 2020

      Thanks Jaime! You’re definitely right on that and I mentioned it as well and suggested using 99% alcohol just to make sure it the solution has enough efficacy.

  • crisshex88
    March 18, 2020

    I can say that by following the right instructions you can do it. I did it.

    • Eileen
      March 18, 2020

      Fantastic! Glad it worked for you!

  • Chad
    March 18, 2020

    This is amazing especially now that Sanitizers are disappearing from supermarkets….I will try to do some this weekend, thanks a lot.

  • downaspenlane
    March 19, 2020

    A handy recipe to have on hand…especially when sanitizer is not readily available in the stores.

  • Prakhar Kasera
    March 19, 2020

    With the growing panic of corona virus worldwide, and lack of supply of sanitisers in market we might need to make our own sanitisers. This diy is perfect for it. Thanks!

  • Ashley R
    March 19, 2020

    I have been looking for a recipe. I can find all of this at the store right now hopefully. Thanks!

  • Sol Razo
    March 19, 2020

    Cool! I wanna try doing this soon !

  • Chelsea Sauve - Wandure
    March 19, 2020

    I’m absolutely going to keep this handy for when I run out of Purel! Thank you so much for this fabulous insight and holistic option!

  • aisasami
    March 20, 2020

    Oooh, I never knew you can’t make your own hand sanitizer! I have to try making some!

  • amayszingblogs
    March 21, 2020

    This is so nice and I love making DYI stuffs like this it looks easy to make I will sure to try this Thanks for this!

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