How to Make Hand Sanitizer

It's Back to School season and that means that many of us have been purchasing new batches of school supplies. Pencil boxes, fresh crayons, newly sharpened pencils... Here's a recipe for the perfect Hand Sanitizer to send off to school with your kids.

Most conventional hand sanitizers are full of nasty ingredients that do more harm than good, so we've set out to create a safe, effective alternative for health-conscious mommas and their school-going babies. This recipe works up in under 2 minutes and once you've purchased your ingredients, you'll be good to go with supplies for quite awhile!

Bonus: We've created a free printable label just for you so you can get this blend ready ASAP. (Print the label on Avery's full sheet sticker paper.)

 What you'll need:
  •  one 2 fl. oz. fine spray mist bottle
  • a small funnel
  • 3 teaspoons Organic Aloe Vera Concentrate (we love Lily of the Desert brand - store it in the fridge after opening)
  • 2 teaspoons Almond Oil
  • 30-40 drops Veriditas Botanicals Lavender Essential Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Veriditas Botanicals Lavender Hydrosol

Add the ingredients to your spray bottle. If you have any room left in your bottle, fill the remainder of the bottle with Lavender Hydrosol. Shake well before each use.

Note: Make sure you buy the Aloe Vera  Concentrate, not the gel. Also be certain to purchase organic Aloe. Aloe is one of those substances that is easily absorbed by the skin and non-organic Aloe is usually full of additives and preservatives that you don't want soaking into your body.

This Hand Sanitizing Spray is so luxurious! The texture is velvety and smooth without being greasy and it smells delicious. The almond oil moisturizes the skin while the Lavender acts as an antibacterial agent. The Aloe is super nourishing for the skin. It contains hundreds of vitamins and minerals that are easily absorbed into the skin, and it's also antibacterial, so it's perfect for this recipe! Everyone we've tested this one on loves it. Give it a try!

Melissa's Favorite: Another alternative to conventional Hand Sanitizer is sanitizing lotion. You can make it by adding 30 drops each of the Immunity Boost and Good Samaritan Wellness Blends to 4 oz. of good quality unscented lotion. Shake until mixed well and use as needed. This method is moisturizing and smells incredible!

Don't forget to download your free label here.


  1. Is there another oil or hydrolsol to use? I find lavendar so calming and I use it before bed. And this is safe for my kids- 9 and 12?

    1. Hi Beth! You can use any hydrosol you wish. Any of them would work great in this recipe! As for essential oil alternatives, you could substitute any of the skin-safe antibacterial oils. Lavender is a really effective antibacterial agent that is skin nourishing, so that is why we chose it for this recipe.

      For kids, keep the EO dilution at 1%. The recipe will still be effective and smell great!

  2. Do you have a percentage chart? In other words, 1% equals how many drops of oil? Thank you.

    1. A 1% dilution is about 5-6 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier. 2% would be 10-12 drops and so on.

      Much love,
      Erin | blogging for Veriditas

  3. I purchased aloe juice instead of the concentrate. Will that still work or should I exchange it?


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