Bonjour Mama! Making your own French Lavender Hand Sanitiser with Aloes is easy. The recipe has the added ingredient of aloe vera to keep your hands soft and that of your family’s hands, too.
I found the lavender oil in the market of Isle Sur la Sorgue, in Provence, France. You can find it at a chemist, or online. If i am able to source the storeholder of this gorgeous oil I’ll add a link.
3/4 cup of rubbing alcohol 99% (isopropyl)
1/4 cup of aloe vera gel to keep your hands soft (but tinges the sanitiser green)
8 drops of French Lavender essential oil – or another scent that you love, French Vanilla perhaps.
*All ingredients can be sourced from a chemist or supermarket.
♥Place all ingredients into a glass bowl
♥Mix with a clean spoon and then beat with a whisk until the ingredients become a gel
♥Pour into a glass jar and label it clearly: French Lavender Hand Sanitiser
Find gorgeous glass jar /vases at Little French Heart. (Please note, no cork seal is included.)
Safety steps for homemade hand sanitisers
♥Make the hand sanitiser in a clean space. Wipe down counter tops with a diluted bleach solution first.
♥Wash your hands thoroughly with soap before making the hand sanitiser.
♥To mix, use a clean spoon and whisk. Wash these items thoroughly before using them.
♥Make sure the alcohol used for the hand sanitiser is not diluted eg, must be 99% strength.
♥Mix all the ingredients thoroughly until they are well blended.
♥Do not touch the mixture with your hands until it is ready for use.
This recipe is adapted from that of Jagdish Khubchandani, PhD, associate professor of health science at Ball State University, USA.
Recipe source: Popular Science
See Safety and Hygiene at Little French Heart.
Disclaimer: Little French Heart cannot endorse or take responsibility of this recipe. Merci for your understanding.