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Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer Gel Recipe

Make your own hand sanitizer! Be sure to clean your work space! This is a great recipe for the whole family to make together and use!
Keyword: hand sanitizer, homemade hand sanitizer, moisturizing hand sanitizer gel


  • 1/3 Cup Aloe Vera gel
  • 1 Cup 120 proof or higher drinking alcohol or 90% or higher isopropyl alcohol
  • 1 tbsp vegetable glycerin
  • 1/2 tbsp sweet almond oil
  • 1/2 tbsp rosehip oil
  • 5-10 drops lime essential oil
  • 5-10 drops spearmint oil
  • 5-10 drops basil essential oil
  • 3 3 ounce plastic squeeze top travel bottles
  • Measuring cup
  • Funnel
  • Whisk


  • Add your aloe gel, and alcohol to a measuring cup and whisk together.
  • Add the vegetable glycerin and rosehip oil.
  • *Whisk in your essential oils. We have chosen essential oils that are shown to be safe for children. Please refer to online guidelines for the safe ratio of essential oils to carrier oils for the age of your child. You can double the amount of essential oils you are using if you are making the recipe for adults.
  • Using a funnel, add the mixture into your bottle, stopping about ½” from the top. Add the top and screw on tightly. Affix your label!


*Please note that due to the shortage of some supplies in this recipe, you may need to check other retailers either online or in your area for availability or substitutions.