Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer


I’m a fan of hand sanitizers! Busy moms need healthy, quick, resources.

At home, I much prefer old fashioned hand washing with soap and water.  I feel it is cleaner.  I read that it gets more viruses too — as long as you wash for long enough.

Soaps and Hand Sanitizers: What Works Best Against Germs?

To the kids they can’t understand how such a small amount of liquid is able to clean their hands. Sure I could answer it and say that it’s because of the alcohol content. ( alcohol breaks up bacterial proteins, and kills them.) But instead I choose to make a science project out of it. Join us!

Take these out:

  • bowl
  • spatula
  • funnel
  • plastic bottle with pump or squirt top (cleaned)

Homemade Hand Sanitizer:


  • 3 oz. filtered water
  • 1 tsp. aloe vera gel
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops clove essential oil
  • 10 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 20 drops lemon essential oil

Instructions: Mix ingredients in a 4-ounce spray dispenser, and shake gently. Spray onto hands (3-5 sprays) and massage the spray into hands for 5-10 seconds.

Alcohol kills most bacteria, and hand sanitizer contains a high amount of alcohol. When it is rubbed on the hands for about 30 seconds, it really will eliminate many forms of bacteria and also many viruses. It has been proven very effective against some dangerous forms of bacteria, like methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which can cause the deadly and frightening flesh-eating bacteria.

If you like those above and the idea of bringing do it yourself science  to your little ones, check these links out:

EASY useful science projects for kids

Icky, Creepy, and Just Plain Gross Science Projects

Edible Science Experiment

Easy, Edible Kitchen Science Experiments


Edible Science/Chemistry Projects

Stay clean ya’ll, QC Supermom


The 4th annual Total Children’s Wellness Fair is November 16, 2013 It’s based on the 7 branches of Wellness. Join us!

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