How to Make Hand Sanitizer

Use this tutorial on how to make hand sanitizer.

It is cold and flu season. We have already had two different viruses work their way through our family. We are sick of being sick and have turned into hand washing zealots.

Scrubbing your hands for 20 seconds is always the most effective way to kill germs. But when I am away from home, I bring along homemade hand sanitizer to use when we aren’t near a sink. I was introduced to the DIY hand sanitizer by a friend. I complained about how drying the store-bought stuff was and she offered me a bottle of her homemade version. The recipe uses aloe vera gel as the base, instead of glycerin so it isn’t as rough on your skin.