Hand Sanitizer
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Why All Hand Sanitizers Are Toxic?

Hand Sanitizer is a liquid generally used to decrease pathogens or disease-causing germs on the hand. Almost every American carries hand sanitizer in their bag or pocket.

If you think that hand sanitizers protect you against infections then you are wrong.

The effect of sanitizers lasts only a few minutes and they contain toxic chemicals to perform the action. In fact, if you want to have the effect you need to soak your hands constantly in hand sanitizers

Triclosan is one of the most common and dangerous ingredients used in making hand sanitizers. It is an antibacterial and antifungal agent found commonly in soaps, toothpaste, detergents, mouthwashes, cleaning supplies and pesticides.

Because of potential health concerns, triclosan has been designed as a contaminant of emerging concern, that means it is under investigation for public health risk.

Triclosan is considered safe by some people but it is under ongoing review by the FDA. Health Canada’s concluded that triclosan is harmful to human health but can cause harm to the environment.

Instead of going to chemical sanitizer why don’t we prepare our own natural sanitizer?

Most Effective Homemade Hand Sanitizer

This hand sanitizer recipe uses none of the harmful chemicals used in the market sanitizers and completely relies on essential oils to kill the germs.


Pure Aloe Vera Gel – 6 Tablespoons

Cinnamon Essential Oil – 6 Drops

Lavender Essential Oil – 10 Drops

Tea Tree Essential Oil – 8 Drops

Vitamin E oil – 1/2 Teaspoon

Add essential oils and vitamin E oil into a clean glass bowl and mix very well.

Take care when handling essential oils. They are very concentrated and powerful plant extracts.

If you do not like the smell of Lavender oil you can also add sage, sandalwood, rosemary and peppermint oil to this mixture add aloe vera gel and continue mixing for 2 more minutes.

Homemade hand sanitizer is ready to use. Transfer this to a spray bottle or pump type bottle.

  • Use a dark coloured bottle to store so that essential oils in the recipe are not exposed to light.
  • Avoid contact with broken skin.
  • Keep out of children. If swallowed get medical help right away.

Try this homemade safe hand sanitiser which protects your family from toxic chemicals.



Rajeswari panchakarla

Hi, I am Rajeswari Panchakarla, an Indian health & beauty blogger and a YouTuber. I came from a science background & I have completed my post-graduation in Chemistry. I write & make videos on skincare, haircare, beauty reviews, productivity, health & wellness. By the way, I work as a quality control head in a company that produces personal care products.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you will find my articles informative and useful.

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