- Aloe Vera gel
- Vitamin E oil
- Thieves Essential Oil or Shield Protective Blend
- Distilled Water
The Thieves Oil (which can be up to $40 a bottle, so I replaced it with the cheaper version - Shield Protective Blend -- same oils, but different brand) is what makes it anti-bacterial. The Aloe Vera and vitamin E oil make it gentle and moisturizing on your hands instead of drying them out like alcohol tends to do. For directions on mixing your own bottle of hand sanitizer, see this article: Three Ingredient DIY (non-toxic) Hand Sanitizer with Essential Oils.
this post from Micah Makes, I made a crochet cover that would fit the bottles, added some accessories, and a clip so it can hook onto a child's backpack, a purse strap, etc. I have tried crocheting the strap that is in this pattern, but it doesn't last. 100% cotton stretches too much, so the little clips work much better.
You can adjust to fit any container!
Even a lotion bottle!
Have fun making your own, or you can purchase from me!