A Natural Antibacterial Mix (With Some Fashion)

So I was spending time with my mom today and she was showing me her dry, angry, cracked skin from using hand sanitizer profusely. She has been on the mend from chemotherapy and radiation so needless to say, she is vulnerable to infection.

Since I have been educating myself on looking at what chemicals we put on our skin (that means it’s BAD!), it made a light bulb go off to find a natural solution. Why would someone pay to put chemicals on their skin that just destroy it.

So the search began …. and immediately I found a great solution from DIY Natural.

Making your own natural (& non-toxic) moisturizing hand sanitizer is simple! Plus the essential oils boast the following beneficial properties: antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal.

Ingredients

5-10 drops lavender essential oil

30 drops tea tree essential oil – this is a 0.5% concentration

1 Tablespoon witch hazel extract or high-proof vodka

8 ounces 100% pure aloe vera gel

¼ teaspoon Vitamin E oil – a natural preservative to increase shelf life (& soften hands!)

Method

Add essential oils and Vitamin E oil to a small glass bowl and swirl to mix. Add witch hazel (or alcohol) to the oils and swirl again. Add this mixture to the aloe vera gel and mix well. Shake gently before each use. This should last many months with Vitamin E helping to preserve it.

Note

 The lavender is used in the recipe for scent. If you’re not a fan of lavender (or allergic like my mom), choose another antibacterial oil such as rosemary, sage, or peppermint. Add the sanitizer to clean squirt bottles that had once contained commercial hand sanitizers. They already have the perfect lid that drops a dime-size portion into your hand.


Today’s OOTD

Sunnies COACH | Lipstick Wet ‘n’ Wild | Top AEO | Purse DKNY | Faux Leather Shorts GUESS | Tights Calvin Klein | Boots Springfield
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Time to pack up the Le Prix items I want to bring to the market for tomorrow morning. Excited to share photos with you… follow us on social media to keep in the loop!

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