DIY Antiseptic Spray and Hand Sanitizer
These all-natural DIY antiseptic and hand sanitizer sprays work well for their intended uses. The antiseptic spray is perfect for cuts, scrapes, and insect bites. With a little recipe tweak, it can be turned into a powerful hand sanitizer, doing extra duty to kill those viruses during cold and flu season. The natural ingredients help to heal and soothe the skin. Plus, they both smell great!
Yield: 4 ounces
Witch Hazel-based Antiseptic Spray
Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizer
- 1/3 cup 70% rubbing alcohol (substitute 150-proof grain alcohol or 99% rubbing alcohol + 2 teaspoons water)
- 1/2 teaspoon pure aloe vera gel
- 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil optional
- 10 drops each lavender, tea tree, and frankincense essential oils (use any combination, just keep the total number of drops the same at 30 or less)
Combine all ingredients in a bowl or measuring cup, then transfer to a 4-ounce spray bottle. Label the bottle with name of your DIY product and the date. Shake well before each application.
TO USE ANTISEPTIC SPRAY: For minor wounds, be sure to rinse the wound well with water first. Give your DIY antiseptic spray a good shake, then hold it about 2 to 4 inches away and spray onto the wound. Use enough spray to flush any lingering dirt and debris from the area. Reapply up to 2 or 3 times a day.
TO USE HAND SANITIZER: Spray the disinfectant liberally until your hands are fully covered. Then rub them together and let ‘em dry thoroughly. If you notice them getting dry, follow up with a nourishing hand lotion to lock in moisture.