This all-natural hand cleanser recipe is a great alternative when you would rather not use alcohol-based hand sanitizers!
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How to Make Your Own Alcohol-Free Hand Cleanser with Natural Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel is a unique carrier, because it’s not an oil or butter. It’s in a “class all its own” as a liquid gel. It’s lightweight, silky, and skin absorbs it quickly.
I wrote about a few of aloe vera gel’s benefits in my book, The Heart of Aromatherapy (which I published with Hay House!):
“Aloe vera gel is effective for reducing inflammation and soothing irritation. You can also use it for helping skin heal after damage, especially after burns . . . It is a good choice for oily skin or conditions that are moist and weepy, such as blisters. Since it’s not greasy or oily, it doesn’t tend to get all over clothes or linens.”