DIY Hand Cleanser

Posted in At Home on September 13, 2016

We love this time of year – the golden slant of autumn sunlight, the crispness in the air, the natural cycles we see in the harvest, the turning foliage, the move toward hibernation and quiet growth. And as we witness nature’s changes, we change too. With fall’s arrival and winter approaching, we turn to our herbal allies to stay healthy through these transitions.

How do we keep our bodies strong? By using plant power of course. Instead of using chemical-infused products that are harsh on the skin and composed of a laundry list of synthetic agents, we turn to plants that naturally cleanse and can add a little aromatherapy into our lives. We are always on the lookout for new plant-based solutions to help support wellness, so our herbalists created this DIY hand cleanser to help you stay well this fall. With the anti-microbial power of tea tree and the soothing scent of lavender, this gel smells heavenly and helps protect you against fall’s less welcome visitors.

Herbal Hand Cleanser

Try this easy plant-based recipe to help support wellness.

Ingredients
8 ounces Aloe vera gel
1/2 teaspoonful Vitamin E oil (as preservative)
I tablespoon (1/2 ounce) Rubbing alcohol
15 drops Tea tree Essential Oil
15 drops Lavender Essential Oil

Directions
1. Mix the essential oils and vitamin E oil in a small glass bowl.
(Try a dropper for easy measuring of the essential oils.)
2. Add the rubbing alcohol to the oils and gently mix.
3. Put the aloe vera gel in a bowl and add the oils. Mix well.
4. Shake gently before use.

Store your cleanser in a dark container out of direct sunlight- a small spray bottle makes use easy.

Now, go and enjoy the fall weather!