DIY OnGuard Hand Sanitizer Spray Recipe
This is my DIY OnGuard Hand Sanitizer Spray recipe that I have been using for years. doTERRA OnGuard essential oil is the perfect choice for keeping hands clean due to it's immune system boosting properties.
I quit purchasing traditional hand sanitizers years ago since those can kill the good bacteria that act as a first line of defense for our bodies. We need all the help we can get.
I always keep several of these DIY OnGuard Hand Sanitizer Sprays handy all the time. I have 2 or 3 in the console of my car, several in my purse, in each bathroom, the kitchen, and in my kid's lunchboxes. I like to think they use them, but I'm pretty sure my 13 year old is way too cool to do that.
We use them on EVERYTHING. Anything that is a high touch surface. When you are out and about, think about how many hands have touched a surface before you.
These surfaces can include:
- tables at restaurants (have you ever thought about how they use the same cloth to wipe multiple tables?)
- Door handles
- shopping cart handles
- my purse handles
- my phone
- my hands and my kid's hands after touching literally ANYTHING
- in my kid's lunchboxes so they can spray their hands before eating. (I know at least one of them uses it)
- and any other "high touch" surface like doorknobs, toilets, faucets.
I usually order the premade doTERRA OnGuard Hand Sanitizer Spray, But - it is super easy to make your own version from home by using OnGuard Essential Oil. You can save those spray bottles from the premade sanitizer, and refill them If you don't have any to reuse, you can purchase some like these on Amazon.
I've been making this exact recipe for years. I don't typically add the alcohol, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
If you can't find Isopropyl Alcohol, I've heard you can use Everclear because it has a high enough alcohol content, but I have no scientific backing for that. Use at your own discretion. Many people have been resorting to vodka, but it does not have a high enough alcohol content.
Please note that doTERRA uses a plant based ethyl alcohol in their OnGuard Hand Spray recipe - not ispopropyl alcohol. I've looked to see see if there is an Amazon equivalent, but the ones I see on Amazon don't appear to be safe for topical use.
- Add 20 - 30 drops of doTERRA OnGuard essential oil to a 30ml spray bottle
- Fill 3/4 of the way with rubbing alcohol
- Top the bottle off with fractionated coconut oil.
- Shake to get everything incorporated together.
- Gently shake before using
- Spray as needed
Comment on this post below when you make yours and let me know how you like it, or if you have any questions.
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