DIY Hand Sanitizer | How to make hand sanitizer

How to Make Hand Sanitizer at Home and How to Make Aloe Vera Gel | DIY Hand Sanitizer

Hey y’all! In today’s post, I’m sharing a super easy DIY Hand Sanitizer recipe. Additionally, I’m also going to share how to make aloe vera gel from scratch.

Not only are hand sanitizers selling out, but store-bought aloe vera gels are selling out too! Honestly, I recommend making homemade aloe vera gel from scratch anyway because it’s much cheaper and much more moisturizing to your skin.

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Recipe for Homemade Aloe Vera Gel:


  • 1 Large Aloe Vera Leaf (if you can’t find one at your local grocery store, check out your local Asian or Korean food markets. They always have them in large quantities.)


  • Cut the end off of the aloe leaf (the wider end) and face the cut end downwards in your skin to let the yellow-ish sap drain out. Let it drain for about 10 minutes and then rinse.
  • Cut the sides of the aloe leaf off (the prickley sides) and then cut into 4-5 inch pieces so it’s easier to manage
  • Then, cut the green skin off of the plant. Try to get as close to the edge as possible. You should be left with the clear jelly-like aloe meat.
  • Add the aloe meat to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Then, drain the aloe liquid into a bowl using a nut milk bag, cheesecloth, a thin rag, or a fine mesh strainer. The aloe vera gel is done!

Recipe for Homemade Hand Sanitizer:


  • 2/3 C. Rubbing Alcohol (at least 70% strength)
  • 1/3 C. Aloe Vera Gel
  • 10-20 Drops of your Favorite Essential Oils (optional). I use Peppermint Oil and Rosemary Oil


  • Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix with a fork.
  • Transfer mixture to a soap dispenser or travel containers and it’s ready to go!

I hope these recipes are helpful to y’all. Comment below if you give the DIY hand sanitizer and/or DIY aloe vera gel a try!

DIY Homemade Hand Sanitizer and How to Make Aloe Vera Gel from Scratch

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