Our Hand Sanitiser Formula

If you run out of hand sanitiser, here’s a simple formula you can make at home.



  • 3/4 cup of isopropyl or rubbing alcohol (99 percent) (you can buy this from Chemists)

  • 1/4 cup of natural aloe vera gel (helps keep the hands smooth and counteracts the harshness of alcohol)

  • Add 6 drops of either of the following Australian native botanical essential oils for their calming and uplifting fragrance as well as their antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial properties:

                         Native lemon myrtle essential oil
                         Native peppermint gum essential oil
                         Native niaouli essential oil

Alternatively, you could add a blend of 2 drops of each = 6 drops in total.



  • Pour all ingredients into a bowl or jug.

  • Mix with a spoon and then beat with a whisk to turn the sanitizer into a gel.

  • Pour the ingredients into an empty bottle for easy use, and label it “hand sanitizer.”

Always do a safety small skin test before applying to check against your allergies and any irritation. If pregnant, don’t apply any essential oil products.


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