DIY Hygiene & Self Care

Hand Sanitiser
  • 2/3 cup of ethanol or rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol). 
  • 1/3 cup aloe vera gel or vegetable glycerine (or a combination of both) - this helps counteract the drying effects of the alcohol.  
  • Up to 15 drops (in total) of antibacterial essential oils such as tea tree, lemon eucalyptus, and lavender. 

Anti-bac Spray:

  • Fill a small 30 or 50ml bottle with 1/3 witch hazel, 1/3 rubbing alcohol and 1/3 purified water. 
  • Add 20-30 drops of essential oils such as rosemary, white thyme, and orange.
  • Spritz on mobile phones, computers, train tables and handles and wipe down with a clean tissue. 
Hand Balm:
  • Melt 10g of beeswax in 40ml of your choice of oil such as calendula, sweet almond or light coconut in a bain-marie (double boiler) on a low heat. 
  • Once the beeswax has melted down into a liquid, pour your mixture into a jar or tin.
  • Add up to 15 drops of calming essential oils like lavender, rose and chamomile 
  • Stir for 10 seconds with a toothpick, teaspoon or spatula 
  • Allow the balm to set (takes approximately 5 minutes) 
  • Apply to hands, lips and any areas requiring hydration.

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