Homemade Sanitizer Spray With Argan Oil

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Last Updated on August 1, 2020 by Ellen Christian

One of the problems with using a homemade sanitizer spray is that it can be very drying. If you’re hoping to use the spray to disinfect your hands, it probably has alcohol in it. And, while alcohol is wonderful at killing germs, it dries out your skin.

Homemade Sanitizer Spray With Argan Oil for Your Hands

Homemade Sanitizer Spray

So, this homemade sanitizer spray also contains argan oil to help kill germs. The best choice is always to wash your hands with warm, soapy water. But, if you aren’t at home, having a sanitizer spray may help kill germs as well.

How do you make a natural sanitizer spray?

All of the ingredients in this homemade sanitizer spray are natural. Isopropyl alcohol is an organic compound. Vinegar, argan oil, and essential oils are all-natural as well. 

Is vinegar a disinfectant?

Yes, vinegar will kill some bacteria and germs. However, it is not a registered disinfectant. So, if you are concerned about killing viruses and germs specifically, it is better to use isopropyl alcohol or even hydrogen peroxide. So, if you’re wondering if you can use vinegar alone to disinfect your hands during flu season, chances are that it will not work. 

Is hydrogen peroxide a sanitizer?

Yes, if you need a homemade sanitizer spray, hydrogen peroxide is improved as a disinfectant by the CDC. I have never tried it in a sanitizing spray, but they do recommend it to disinfect surfaces. However, they still recommend isopropyl alcohol as the approved germ killer.

Homemade Sanitizer Spray With Argan Oil for Your Hands

Homemade disinfectant spray with essential oils

Face it, isopropyl alcohol doesn’t smell that good. While it might be effective at killing germs, I do not like the way it smells. So, while most essential oils probably do not help kill germs, adding them to a homemade sanitizer spray can help it smell better. 

Some essential oils do have disinfecting properties like peppermint, lemon, tea tree, geranium, clary sage, and lime. So, this spray uses lemon and clary sage. If you don’t have or don’t like lemon and clary sage, you can use another scent. 

Homemade Sanitizer Spray With Argan Oil for Your Hands

What does argan oil do?

Adding argan oil to the homemade sanitizer spray will help counter the drying properties of the isopropyl alcohol. Argan oi is very moisturizing. So, it should help keep your hands from drying out. If you don’t have argan oil, you can try using olive oil or jojoba oil instead.

How do you make homemade sanitizing spray?

There are lots of ways that you can make a sanitizing spray. This is just one method. It’s very important that you use 99% isopropyl alcohol in your recipe. This is the ingredient that will kill viruses according to the CDC.  If you cannot find it at your local drug store, you may have luck on Amazon depending on the day. The last time I checked, it was back ordered but shipping in about 3 weeks. Get your order in now.

ingredients in small bowls on a red cloth Supplies

3 tablespoons Aloe Vera gel 
1 tablespoon 99% isopropyl alcohol 
1 teaspoon distilled water
½ tablespoon argan oil 
2-5 drops of lemon essential oil 
2-5 drops of clary sage essential oil 
2-ounce spray bottle 
Measuring cup
Funnel
Whisk

ingredients in a glass measuring cup

Homemade sanitizing spray directions

  1. Add your aloe gel and gin or alcohol to a measuring cup and whisk together.
  2. Add in your argan oil carrier oil and distilled water.
  3. Drop in your essential oils.
  4. Whisk all ingredients together until well incorporated.
  5. Using a funnel, add the mixture into your bottle, stopping about ½” from the top. Add the top and screw on tightly.
  6. Finally, affix your label!

hand sanitizing spray near a plant in a white pot

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Homemade Sanitizer Spray With Argan Oil

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Homemade Sanitizer Spray With Argan Oil for Your Hands

Homemade Sanitizer Spray With Argan Oil for Your Hands

Home sanitizer spray with argan oil for your hands

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $15.00

Materials

  • 3 tablespoons Aloe Vera gel
  • 1 tablespoon 99% isopropyl alcohol
  • 1 teaspoon distilled water
  • ½ tablespoon argan oil
  • 2-5 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 2-5 drops of clary sage essential oil
  • 2-ounce spray bottle
  • Measuring cup
  • Funnel
  • Whisk

Tools

  • a whisk

Instructions

  1. Add your aloe gel and gin or alcohol to a measuring cup and whisk together.
  2. Add in your argan oil carrier oil and distilled water.
  3. Drop in your essential oils.
  4. Whisk all ingredients together until well incorporated.
  5. Using a funnel, add the mixture into your bottle, stopping about ½” from the top. Add the top and screw on tightly.
  6. Finally, affix your label!

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