If you’re stuck somewhere and can’t wash your hands, using hand sanitizer is the next best thing.

But what if you don’t have any sanitizer – and/or your local store has sold out?

No problem! Make your own! It’s very simple.

TIP: The CDC recommends using a sanitizer that’s at least 60% alcohol. This recipe meets that requirement.

Mix together:

⅓ cup aloe vera gel

⅔ cup isopropyl rubbing alcohol

(optional) 2-3 drops organic, all-natural essential oil

Mix all the ingredients up in a bowl and pour into a clean container (like a bottle with a secure top.

Optional: use a bottle with a spray attachment.)

Use a small amount and rub over the fronts and backs of your hands.

 This also can make a thoughtful gift!