#TuesdayTip – Homemade Hand Sanitizer with Oregano Oil (Alcohol-Free)

Homemade Hand Sanitizer with Oregano Oil (Alcohol Free) | Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!
Homemade Hand Sanitizer with Oregano Oil (Alcohol Free) | Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!

Did you know that most hand sanitizers are filled with toxins like triclosan, parabens, & artificial fragrances? You can easily make your own sanitizer with just two simple ingredients. Oregano Oil and Coconut Oil (or fractionated coconut oil for a liquid version).

Combine 10 drops of oregano oil with two tablespoons of coconut oil. Rub it into your hands as a natural hand sanitizer.

The chemicals used in hand sanitizer create resistant bacteria,” warns pediatrician Dr. Lawrence Rosen, author of Treatment Alternatives for Children, “and they have hormonal and immunological effects, too.

Here is another hand sanitizer recipe that will be a little easier to apply and take with you:

6 ounces water; 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel; 2 drops each of cinnamon, clove, rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils; 5 drops lemon (or other scent) essential oil.

Cinnamon, clove, rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils all have antimicrobial properties, and combining them makes the sanitizer more potent against a variety of germs. The aloe vera gel is soothing to skin. Plus it smells good!

Spray on hands, and rub or shake hands dry.

If you don’t want to buy so many different types of oil, or don’t currently have these in your medicine cabinet, just pick any one or two of the antimicrobial oils for a total of eight to 10 drops. Or just use oregano oil and coconut oil.

How simple is that?

Stay Healthy my Friends!

XO,

Carrie A Groff
– Healthy, Fit and Barefoot!

“Happiness is Barefoot on the Beach!”

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