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DIY Hand Sanitizer

Hand cleansers are a convenient, on-the-go solution for cleansing your hands when soap and water are unavailable. This homemade recipe will not only cleanse your hands, but moisturize them too.


  • 5 tablespoons aloe vera gel

  • 4 tablespoons water

  • ¼ teaspoon vitamin E oil

  • 8–10 drops doTERRA On Guard

  • 2/3 cup rubbing alcohol (optional)


  1. In a bowl, combine aloe vera gel and vitamin E oil.

  2. Add eight to 10 drops of doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend to aloe vera mixture.

  3. Add water and mix well to combine. Add more or less water depending on the consistency you want.

  4. Pour into container. Note: High quality essential oils can be stored in plastic containers if highly diluted. 

  5. Place your homemade hand cleanser in your bag, car, or office to make sure you have it on hand in times of need. 

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