We’ve gathered a few of the best recipes we could find for natural sanitizing and disinfecting.

Hand Sanitizer Recipe

While hot soap and water is the best way to clean your hands, a good natural hand sanitizer is great to have around. This one is from Dr. Rishi Desai, a former epidemic intelligence service officer in the division of viral diseases at the CDC, who says this recipe  will kill 99.9% of germs after 60 seconds.

What you’ll need:

  • 3/4 cup of isopropyl or rubbing alcohol (99 percent)
  • 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel (to help keep your hands smooth and to counteract the harshness of alcohol)
  • 10 drops of essential oil, such as lavender oil, or you can use lemon juice instead

Directions:

  • Pour all ingredients into a bowl, ideally one with a pouring spout like a glass measuring container.
  • Mix with a spoon and then beat with a whisk to turn the sanitizer into a gel.
  • Pour the ingredients into an empty bottle for easy use, and label it “hand sanitizer.”

Natural Disinfecting Spray

When used properly, essential oils have wonderful disinfecting potential. This recipe for a disinfectant spray is great for both hard surfaces and fabric. It comes from essential oil enthusiast, Sarah Lewis, of ONEessentialCOMMUNITY.com.

Click HERE to get the recipe.