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While I don’t overly worry about having clean hands, mainly because over-sanitizing isn’t great for the immune system, it never fails that when we’re out and about, away from a sink, my little Turkey Buns needs a diaper change. Or wants to play with street trash…and then take a snack break. Hand sanitizer to the rescue!
Traditional hand sanitizers contain all sorts of nasty ingredients. For me, asthma attack-inducing ingredients. Non-toxic herbal hand sanitizer is ridiculously easy to make and requires only two ingredients: water and essential oil.
To make, simply fill a one-ounce pump bottle with water (I get mine locally at Mirador), and add 18 drops of pure antibacterial essential oils such as tea tree, lavender, or eucalyptus (find more suggestions here). I use Aura Cacia’s First Response blend- it smells* amazing! A bottle of this is perfect to throw in your purse, diaper bag, car, etc. It also makes a really nice, simple gift for new parents. I’d love to give a bottle of this away! Again, leave a comment in this post for a chance to win.
*If you are sensitive to scents, even of the natural variety, substitute 25 drops of grapefruit seed extract for the oil. Find it at your local health food store, most likely near the spirulina.