How to Make Aloe Vera Hand Sanitizer

How to Make Aloe Vera Hand Sanitizer

Aloe vera can be used to make hand sanitizer, which is important, since hand sanitizer is recommended by the CDC. While hand washing is the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, hand sanitizer is ideal for those times when you’re unable to get to a sink.

In this article, you’ll learn how to make aloe vera: what ingredients you’ll need, how to mix them together, and how to apply it. By the end, you should be better prepared to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

What Type of Aloe Vera Should You Use?

At Aloe Labs, we offer a variety of different aloe vera products. You may be wondering, then, which ones you can use to make hand sanitizer.

Aloe vera gel or a leaf from the Aloe plant may be used. Both are healing and sanitizing, and the Aloe is crucial for hydrating your skin.

If you use the plant, slice the leaf and use the gel found inside. The gel may be used as is. 

What Else Do You Need to Make Hand Sanitizer?

Aloe vera isn’t the only ingredient that will be used.

You’ll also need Isopropyl or rubbing alcohol. It is important that the alcohol content must be a minimum of 60% to be effective at germ busting. Do not water it down. The higher the alcohol content, the better. 

You may add several drops of lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus, peppermint, or other favorite essential oil. Though these are not required, they can add a desired fragrance to your sanitizer.

How to Make Hand Sanitizer

In order to make aloe vera hand sanitizer, mix 3 parts rubbing or isopropyl alcohol to 1 part Aloe vera.

Pour the ingredients into a clean bowl. Mix and whisk briskly until well blended. This should only take about 2 minutes. Once you transfer to a clean container, your sanitizer will be ready for use.

How to Use Your Aloe Vera Hand Sanitizer

Use your Aloe vera and alcohol hand sanitizer exactly as you would if you were washing your hands with soap and water. Spray, pump, or pour a generous amount into your palm. Rub both hands until they are all wet. Use a lot of your sanitizer. Give each digit attention, between fingers, the back of your hands and don’t forget your thumbs and clean up to your wrists.

The CDC recommends this should last for 30 to 60 seconds. If you don’t want to count, just sing happy birthday, twice. As you rub away the germs, the alcohol quickly dries on its own. You do not need to use a towel afterwards.

Looking for Aloe Vera?

If so, you’ve come to the right place. At Aloe Labs, we’re committed to making sure people are able to enjoy the many benefits that aloe vera can provide. For that reason, we’ve cultivated more than 150 acres of aloe vera, which we use to make the many aloe vera products we offer.

Have any questions about aloe vera or the products that we’re offering? Please don’t hesitate to reach out by calling us at 956-428-8416. We can also be reached toll-free by calling 1-800-258-5380.