12 DIY Hand Sanitizers You Should Try!

Need a Homemade Hand Sanitizer Recipe?

It’s so important to keep kids and the house clean when you’re a busy mom!

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We’re constantly teaching our kids to keep their hands away from their faces.

Wash their hands before they eat…

Wash their hands after they use the restroom…

And avoid touching public surfaces when possible.

But sometimes soap and water is not super handy.

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That’s when hand sanitizer is super convenient!

Is Using Hand Sanitizer or Hand Washing Better?

We still favor washing hands for at least 20 seconds, but our second best choice is hand sanitizer.

We’ve shared our favorite homemade versions below so you can always keep a bottle in your purse, car or diaper bag.

You never know when you’ll need to sanitize hands or even surfaces!

Before you dig into this list of homemade hand sanitizers, we have a few tips on how to make the most of your DIY solution!


  • Add 1/4 teaspoon of vitamin E oil to your homemade hand sanitizer to add moisture back into your hands with each use.
  • If you’re prone to dry skin, keep some lotion on hand to replenish your skin after a few uses of hand sanitizer.

DIY Hand Sanitizers Recipes

#1 DIY Aloe Vera Hand Sand Sanitizer from Remodelista.

This one uses one of my favorite ingredients — aloe vera!

#2 Tea Tree Oil Hand Sanitizer from Don’t Waste the Crumbs

You’ll love trying this one if you always have tea tree oil stashed away!

#3 Two Ingredient hand sanitizer from Hillybilly Housewife

How more simple can you get?

#4 Essential Oils DIY Hand Sanitizer from Everyday CheapSkate

This one is a super frugal version of a homemade hand sanitizer recipe!

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#5 Three Ingredient Hand Sanitizer from Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

One of my favorite bloggers came up with her own version!

#6 Convenient hand sanitizer spray from Little House Living

Love how convenient this version is!

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#7 Witch Hazel Hand sanitizer from Momtastic

Another mom is sharing her favorite version here!

#8 Homemade Hand Sanitizer Made with Oregano Essential Oils from Midget Momma

This one is a brilliant green color! Love it!

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#9 Vegetable Glycerin homemade sanitizer from Crunchy Betty

A new recipe that’s got a unique twist!

#10 Super simple homemade hand sanitizer from Hello Wonderful

This one is an easy tutorial to follow!

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#11 Citrus hand sanitizer from Living Locurto

Mmmm…hand sanitizer is always more fun when it smells like fresh oranges and lemons!

#12 Hand sanitizing wipes from Smart School House

This was a brilliant idea! Perfect for wiping down surfaces AND hands!

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Which DIY Hand Sanitizer Will You Try?


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