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Thieves Homemade Hand Sanitizer

Now’s the perfect time to remember everything we learned in preschool:

  • Wash your hands.
  • Eat your vegetables.
  • Be kind to people.
  • Avoid doorknobs.

All teasing aside (but seriously—avoid doorknobs at all costs!), your health is your hands. Whether you decide to wash your hands and use hand sanitizer, choose an apple over apple pie, or watch one less TV episode to catch a bit more sleep, every choice you make will lead to a healthier, happier you!

Back to basics!

1. Wash hands with soap for at least 20 seconds.

We all know that we should wash our hands. But did you know that there are good, better, and best ways to wash your hands? Lather and scrub the back of your hands, up to your wrists, between fingers, and even under your nails. Trust us—you won’t be sad you spent an extra few seconds getting squeaky clean.

2. Cough or sneeze into your elbows.

Prevent fluids from spreading by avoiding contact with your hands completely. In fact—be sure to avoid contact with your eyes, nose, and mouth as much as possible.

3. Spray down surfaces and frequently touched objects.

With everything that is going on in the world right, with the COVID-19 virus floating all around us, it has never been a better time to make your handmade sanitizer!

Take it easy

1. Diffuse Thieves and R.C.

Warm up your home with the cozy and inviting scent of Thieves® essential oil blend, while also bringing in some cleansing power! If you want a touch of refreshing coolness, add a few drops of R.C.™ essential oil blend to your diffuser. You could even double up and diffuse them together!

2. Keep hydrated.

Hydration isn’t just important during exercise. According to the CDC, ealthy hydration levels can help increase your body’s capacity to fight off sickness and keep your temperature normal.

3. Stay home if you don’t feel well.

Feeling under the weather? Take on the day at home and try these solutions to get your home smelling divine or open up your favorite book and diffuse its matching blend.

Make your own Hand Sanitizer

This homemade hand sanitizer – made using Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend – gives me the cleaning power and protection I need without the chemicals and harmful ingredients I’d rather skip on. I love having the options of both a gel hand sanitizer and a spray hand sanitizer (for things like shopping cart handles or to wipe down tables in public) so I made both.

Here are the recipes and instructions for each, along with info on where I purchased my materials (not affiliate links):

Gel Homemade Hand Sanitizer

I purchased my travel-sized container for my gel hand sanitizer in the travel-sized section at Target, but you can also find them here.

Spray Homemade Hand Sanitizer

Add oil to salt to be absorbed, and then fill bottle with distilled water. Shake to mix.


Also, please be sure to check out my other posts for some great, healthy, homemade goodness!

DIY Thieves Cleaning Fizzies

Thieves Household Cleaner: Make the Magic Happen!

Immune Booster Roller

Essential Oils and Emotions


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