Herbal Hand Sanitizer
With the recent FDA ban on 19 chemicals currently used in anti-bacterial soap products, it's time to take a hard look at other anti-bacterial products being used today. That's right, the beloved hand sanitizer. In June 2016 the FDA requested additional scientific data on these antiseptic rubs and has not yet made a ruling on these products. But why take the chance? I recommend you avoid them and opt for an effective, easy to make at home herbal hand sanitizer instead. These herbal medicines are well researched and shown to be effective against drug resistant things like MRSA.
The best defense is to have a healthy immune system by a eating a healthy diet, getting good exercise, sleeping well, eliminating well, and managing stress.
Use when there is an outbreak of colds and flu's in an area or when you have an infection.
Many different essential oils can be used such as lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus, thyme, oregano, rosemary, cinnamon, clove, lemongrass, geranium.
- 10 drops Lavendula angustafolia, Lavender essential oil - Anti-microbial, sedative nervine
- 10 drops Citrus limon, Lemon essential oil - Anti-microbial
- 1oz amber spray bottle
Using a funnel, fill a 1oz glass spray bottle 3/4 with 100% alcohol. Add 20 drops of essential oil. Top off with alcohol to fill bottle. Secure lid and shake to mix.
Use as needed. Spray on hands and rub together.
- De Rapper, S., Kamatou, G., Viljoen, A., & Van Vuuren, S. (2013). The In Vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Lavandula angustifolia Essential Oil in Combination with Other Aroma-Therapeutic Oils. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013, 10. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/852049