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How to make your own waterless hand cleanser

Hello my beautiful aroma friends. I wanted to reach out today with a quick post about all the craziness that is happening right now with the Coronavirus Outbreak.

We are living in a fearful, unknown and turbulent time. Stocks are crashing, sports and entertainment events are cancelled or postponed, schools are shutting down and store shelves are empty. It is unlike anything I have seen in my 44 years!

While I don’t have any essential oils that can cure or prevent you from attaining this virus, I do want to share with you a few recipes for a DIY waterless hand cleanser (FDA rules & regulation  prevent me from calling it a sanitizer). That is one of the things that seems to be flying off the shelves along with toilet paper! So bizarre to me……but that is part of the frenzy happening right now. I also want to give you a few recipes for diffuser blends for immune support.

So for a base on your hand cleanser, you will want to use Aloe Vera Gel. It is skin nourishing, it doesn’t leave a sticky residue, works on inhibiting fungal activity. Then you will add the essential oils that you want to use. I’m going to give you a list of a few that provide the qualities you will want in a cleanser such as anti-fungal, antibacterial and antiviral. I want to give you a few different options so that you can create a blend with what you have on hand. Or at least base it on oils you have and maybe only need one or two extra. If you ever have trouble locating an oil you need, please reach out to me. You can purchase some of the oils I recommend for beginners within my shop here. You can also buy some of the oils at Rocky Mountain Oils, which a company I purchase from.

Here are the 3 properties we want to focus on to add into our blend:

  1. Antibacterial – destructive to bacteria

  2. Anti-fungal – inhibits growth of fungus

  3. Antiviral – inhibits growth of viruses

Now let’s talk about the different oils that I recommend using.

  1. Peppermint – This oil has all three properties. Energetically it uplifts you. (Go light on the drops as it could cause skin sensitivity)

  2. Grapefruit – This oil is antibacterial and antiviral. Energetically it is also very uplifting and cleansing.

  3. Melissa – This oil has all three properties. Energetically this oil can help to reduce anxiety and calm agitation.

  4. Thyme ct linalol – This oil has all three properties. Energetically this oil can bring a sense of calm.

  5. Thyme ct thymol – This oil also has all three properties. Energetically it can strengthen morale.

  6. Ravintsara – This oil also has all three properties. Energetically it can soothe anxiety, stress, and reduce fear.

  7. Cypress –  This oil is antibacterial. Energetically it can calm excessive thinking.

  8. German Chamomile – This oil is anti fungal and antiviral. Energetically it can provide stress relief and grounding.

  9. Sweet Orange – This oil is antibacterial and antiviral. Energetically it can calm tension and an overwhelmed mind.

  10. Lavender – This oil is antibacterial and anti-fungal. Energetically it’s calming and nurturing.

  11. Lemon – This oil is antibacterial and antiviral. Energetically it’s uplifting and cleansing.

  12. Juniper Berry – This oil is anti fungal and antimicrobial (which has some antiviral properties). Energetically it drives out negative forces.

This is a great list of oils for you to choose from. A wide variety of aromas and some common oils that most have on hand or are easy to find.

Let’s talk dilution. For a hand cleanser, you will want to go with a 3-5% dilution. So in 1 ounce of carrier you will go with 15 – 30 drops of oil. Shake up the blend each time you use it.

Combinations in 1 ounce of Aloe Vera Gel:

  1. 5 drops Lavender, 5 drops Sweet Orange & 5 drops Cypress

  2. 2 drops Peppermint, 5 drops Ravintsara, 10 drops Lavender, 10 drops German Chamomile

  3. 10 drops Grapefruit, 10 drops Juniper berry, 5 drops Melissa

I try to balance based on aroma, the 3 therapeutic properties as well as it’s energetic property. But you want to blend based on the aroma you like and what oils are available to you.

You can use any combination of the above oils in your diffuser for a great immune support blend.

The blend I use and like is the following: 12 drops Lavender, 5 drops Sandalwood, 2 drops Ravintsara (stock blend) then I add a few drops to my diffuser based on the manufacture directions.

I am wishing all of you good health, calm minds and open hearts. Please reach out if you have any specific questions that I can help with or if you just need someone to talk to through this epidemic.

Until next time, Sending you Much AromaLove.


Disclaimer: Post may contain affiliate links. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. My products and posts are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent diseases. They are not a replacement for doctor prescribed treatment and medication. Not intended for use on small children unless otherwise noted. If you are pregnant, nursing or under the care of a physician for chronic issues, please consult them prior to trying any essential oil products. All products/recommendations are for external use only.

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