How to make a home disinfectant hand gel

Cómo hacer un gel desinfectante de manos casero
Why use a disinfectant and anti-bacterial gel for hands? Every day our hands come in contact with lots of bacteria and microbes, elements that can cause us from common diseases such as you flus or colds, to more serious infections. What if we learn to develop a practical gel to protect ourselves in a fast and simple way?

The need to use a disinfectant gel for hands

Sure that you have ever: they up the stairs of the subway, and you put your hand on the railing, there where is often placed dozens of people a day. Or put your hands on the shopping cart, that where before you, we have supported this woman who had a cold. What can you do? Do not have a sink nearby and can not wash your hands. Therefore marketed these products as necessary: a gel sanitizer and anti-baterial for the hands.
We don't need water, jelly-like texture allows us to extend its content comfortably by hands protecting us against bacteria and microbes. Even more so, is common to also place these products after washing the hands with water to get greater protection from germs. It is really practical.
As a curiosity we can tell you that viruses, can last a day on hard surfaces such as furniture or banks. In fabrics, handkerchiefs or paper, can live several hours. Viruses, our hands have a lifetime of a few minutes, but if during that brief time, you get the hands to the nose or eyes, you can get the disease.

What is the benefit of doing our own disinfectant gel at home?

  • Is a saving. And we avoid us having to look for it in stores or pharmacies.
  • You make sure that your home gel has natural elements, because the traded normally have toxic chemicals, that just absorbing in our hands. Elements such as Triclosan or formaldehyde, are also toxic, carcinogenic, so it is best to avoid them.
  • We will choose the consistency of the gel, since there are people who prefer it thicker or more liquid.
  • If we do it with children, les will teach you to prepare a natural with elements which take care of the environment.

How to make my own hand Sanitizer gel

The ingredients we use are completely natural and you will not be hard to find. You can find them both at natural stores and in pharmacies or specialized perfumeries where sold essential oils.
The basic element that must not miss us is first and foremost the tea tree oil. Why is it so important? because few natural elements have their power antibacterial, anti-microbial and anti -viral. I.e., it will act against the three main enemies that can join our hands and cause us illness in case of contact with mouth or eyes.
In addition, point that the tea tree oil, going to get our gel can last several weeks, since it acts as a great preservative. We will explain you.

What do I need?

  • A dispenser bottle.
  • 8 tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel
  • 16 drops of oil of the tea tree.
  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil.
  • 5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil (or that you want, such as lemon, rosehip, orange blossom... whatever you like)

How do I do it?

aloe vera juice with fresh leaves
  • It is very easy, you will see. The first thing we will do is to remove the gel from the Aloe Vera. We need 8 full tablespoons, to do this, open one of the fleshy leaves of this wonderful plant. Care not to pinch you, open it and spoon sees getting that gelatinous gel by putting it in a glass bowl.
  • Excellent. Once done, in the same Bowl will be already all the drops of essential oils. The most important undoubtedly the tea tree oil. Use an eyedropper and dropped 16. Then, 10 more lavender, and 5 that you want, in our case we have used eucalyptus because it is more refreshing and invigorating, favoring also the blood circulation.
  • With the help of a spoon, we are mixing well all of the mixture. It should be somewhat thick, with a gelatinous consistency. If you don't like it so thick, you can add more essential oils, thus will be more liquid. But for every day, it is certainly more comfortable in a more consistent gel.
  • Keep in mind that the ideal would be that you could carry this jar in your handbag. In this way, whenever you step out and do not have access to a bathroom to wash your hands, this antibacterial gel can assist you in. Don't miss the opportunity to try it.
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