DIY OnGuard Hand Spray Recipe
With all the scary news surrounding the CoronaVirus, and the Flu, I thought I would share my DIY OnGuard Hand Spray recipe that I have been using for years. I quit purchasing traditional hand sanitizers years ago since they can also kill the good bacteria that act as a first line of defense for our bodies. We need all the help we can get.
I usually order the doTERRA OnGuard Hand Sanitizer Spray, but, due to high demand, that is currently out of stock. But - it is super easy to make your own version from home. You can save those spray bottles and reuse them. If you don't have any to reuse, you can purchase some like these on Amazon.
I always keep several of these DIY OnGuard Hand 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, including:
- tables at restaurants (have you ever thought about how they use the same nasty rag to wipe each and every table all night long????)
- 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'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.
Comment on this post below when you make yours and let me know how you like it, or if you have any questions.
Be sure to pin this so you can find it again quickly.