I had a little “steam out of my ears” when I realized that some folks went on a fear shopping spree…buying up huge grocery carts full of “safety supplies” not even considering what effect that would have on everyone else. Like the guy who is now Facebook famous in southern Missouri for buying up over 17,000 bottles of Purell hand sanitizer so he could inflate the price and make a buck on Amazon and EBay. That backfired on him…Amazon and EBay said no and I smiled.
So, because we need sanitizer when we are out and don’t have access to soap and running water, I found some recipes on line. First I rounded up containers. 1 small spray bottle, 1 empty soap pump container and a cascade dishwashing pod container.
Basic ingredients…rubbing alcohol (must be minimum 69%) along with Aloe Vera gel, essential oils. I found alcohol with high percentage at CVS Pharmacy for $2+ I used this aloe gel from Amazon….it took about a week for delivery but the owner sent a lot of information as to how to contact her which gave me hope that it is pure with minimal chemicals.
I also used do terra on guard and purify. It was a doterra recipe thus their on guard but I also used Tea Tree Oil and Lemon essential oils because I didn’t want to smell like a walking disinfectant. That’s it. Below are 3 recipes. The wipes recipe…we folded paper towels and layed them in the pods container. Combined and poured the following recipe over them and closed the container.
2 TBS aloe gel, 1 1/2 cups of 70% alcohol. 15 drops each of tea tree (or on guard) and lemon essential oils.
Hand gel in the recycled soap pump dispenser. 5 TBS aloe gel, 4 TBS hot water, 2/3 cups alcohol and 15 drops tea tree (on guard) and I put 5 drops lemon essential oil so I didn’t smell like terpentine. Poor into soap container. Done.
Hand spray. 1 TBS alcohol, 15 drops essential oil and top off container with water. Also recommended was 1/4 teaspoon of vitamin e oil. I didn’t have any but did have avocado oil with vitamin E so used that.
Loaded these items in totes for each of the cars. Done.
Just for the record, 5 TBS equals 1/3 of a cup. I felt like a genius when I picked up the 1/3 cup first and it worked.