Aloe Vera Hand Sanitiser
Because of the added aloe vera and tea tree oil, this is fantastico for scratches, burns and cuts! It has been shared with us by Bee from Tick of Yum, out of her Scents and Centsability book. If you have aloe vera growing in the backyard you'll find that the cost of this is next to nothing!
Recipe Tester Feedback: "This left my hands feeling nice, unlike the commercial ones that really dry out my skin." - Alana
Total Preparation Time 3 minutes
- isopropyl alcohol - 150g, or rubbing alcohol
- aloe vera - 50g, flesh (the whole leaf, not just the gel)
- tea tree oil - 1-2 bottle caps
- essential oil - 10-20 drops, optional
- Clean and dry your machine's bowl thoroughly.
- Cut the aloe vera (50g) flesh into chunks and add to the bowl. Cut off any discolouration on the leaf.
- Add isopropyl (150g), tea tree oil (1-2 bottle caps) and oils (10-20 drops) if using.
- Program 1 minute / Speed 9 with the measuring cap in place. If there are still a few chunks of aloe left, go again on Speed 9 / 30 seconds.
- Pour into containers and/or pump bottles.
To use: Shake the bottle before using, it's not really necessary, but helps to re-distribute the settled aloe and you will get a little bit of it with every application.
Note: The alcohol will keep the aloe vera from spoiling. Mixture should be used within 12 months.