I love sharing the many different ways to incorporate essential oils for healthier living! It’s so important to keep our immune system strong this time of year.  A big part of protecting yourself and family is to promote hand washing consistently throughout the day and using a natural hand cleanser spray.

With the kids being at school and rushing around to activities in the afternoon, it’s challenging to keep up and washing hands isn’t always convenient. Something that’s always in my handbag, gym bag and in the car is a simple natural hand cleanser spray that I make at home.

Having so much success using homemade cleaners , it seemed like a no brainer to try a DIY hand cleanser spray using essential oils.

Essential oils can help prevent dry hands which typically happens when using traditional alcohol based hand sanitizers. Dry hands and other hidden dangers of hand sanitizers are the main reasons I prefer making my own whenever possible.

Natural Hand Cleanser

This DIY hand cleanser incorporates one of my favorite protective blends combining it with Aloe Gel. Not only does it cost pennies to make it’s chemical and alcohol free.

This particular proprietary essential oil blend provides a natural and effective alternative for immune support. It can be taken internally on a daily basis to maintain healthy immune function as well as used on surfaces throughout the home as a disinfectant and non-toxic cleaner.

When diffused, helps purify the air, supports healthy respiratory function, and can be very energizing and uplifting. Applied topically, this essential oil provides cleansing and purifying benefits while promoting healthy circulation.

DIY Hand Cleanser Using Essential Oils: This easy hand cleanser with DoTerra OnGuard is simple and a natural alternative to alcohol based hand sanitizers. Safer for the environment and you!

Diluting with aloe gel I’m able to use on my kids spraying on their hands and feet every morning before school. The DIY hand cleanser is perfect for on-the go too. Keep one in your purse, at the office and stick one in school backpacks.

Natural Hand Cleanser Recipe:


  • In spray bottle combine Aloe Vera, Alcohol and Essential Oil
  • Fill bottle the remainder of the way with distilled water. Shake well and spray on hands and rub together.

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Disclaimer: None of the statements on this post have been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate or prevent disease. If you have a serious medical condition, or have questions about your health and the use of essential oils, please consult your doctor. 

Interested in the essential oil brand I trust or want more information on how to use essential oils? Comment below or email me and I will be happy to help. 

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19 Comments on DIY Natural Hand Cleanser Spray Using Essential Oils

  1. Kristin
    October 14, 2014 at 7:42 pm (3 years ago)

    I just love DIY beauty products. You really know what’s going into what you put on yourself then!

  2. Rebecca Bryant
    January 9, 2018 at 3:03 pm (1 week ago)

    I like this idea. I am all for trying to keep things all natural so using essential oils are brilliant.

  3. Lesley Carter
    January 9, 2018 at 3:42 pm (7 days ago)

    I love DIY products, especially cleaners. With my daughter in school this year, we’re always looking for hand cleaner.

  4. Laura @ Mommy Dearest
    January 9, 2018 at 3:44 pm (7 days ago)

    I love DIY home supplies. I will definitely be trying this. My son hand sanitizes on a regular basis but the alcohol based ones dry out the skin. This would be perfect.

  5. Krystal Butherus
    January 9, 2018 at 6:53 pm (7 days ago)

    I love just about anything DIY. This looks simple and effective! Not to mention a pleasant smell!

  6. Toya
    January 9, 2018 at 7:05 pm (7 days ago)

    Ok this is so simple to make I have to try it and share it with my peepz!! i love DIY products that are simple, easy and that costs pennies to make. Thanks!

  7. Mara
    January 9, 2018 at 11:31 pm (7 days ago)

    I love DIY products. I will try this because I am addicted to put anything oily on my body.

  8. Gingermommy
    January 10, 2018 at 9:48 am (6 days ago)

    DIY beauty products are the best. Totally love knowing what I am putting on my skin because I made it myself.

  9. Nancy at Whispered Inspirations
    January 10, 2018 at 9:59 am (6 days ago)

    I love using homemade cleaners around my house. It is very important to me that I know what is in the products that I use.

  10. Shoshana Sue
    January 10, 2018 at 2:58 pm (6 days ago)

    This is something I can easily try because I am so afraid of germs and would love to try making my own hand sanitizer. It will also be the first time I get to use essential oils

  11. Erica
    January 10, 2018 at 3:41 pm (6 days ago)

    I love making my own products with essential oils. It’s so much better than using those store bought products with all those chemicals.

  12. Reesa Lewandowski
    January 10, 2018 at 3:56 pm (6 days ago)

    I just started the EO craze. I can’t wait to make this!!!! I am going through hand sanitzer like crazy since I started working at a school.

  13. kimberly lewis
    January 10, 2018 at 4:09 pm (6 days ago)

    I love anything that is natural for my family! essential oils also smell so good!

  14. Amber Nelson
    January 10, 2018 at 8:48 pm (6 days ago)

    I have heard so many great things about essential oils. I would love to try DIY with them!

  15. Alison Ray
    Alison Ray
    January 10, 2018 at 9:25 pm (6 days ago)

    Same here you can leave out the rubbing alcohol for this recipe. I’ve made it both ways.

  16. Alison Ray
    Alison Ray
    January 10, 2018 at 9:25 pm (6 days ago)

    Me too!

  17. Alison Ray
    Alison Ray
    January 10, 2018 at 9:25 pm (6 days ago)

    If you make it , let me know how it turns out!

  18. Alison Ray
    Alison Ray
    January 10, 2018 at 9:25 pm (6 days ago)

    So true!

  19. Karyl | Karyl's Kulinary Krusade
    January 11, 2018 at 10:53 am (5 days ago)

    I haven’t joined the essential oil crowd yet, but I have several friends who sell it, and are really trying to get me to join. You are so right, keeping hands clean and sanitized is so important this time of year, with all the coughs/cold/flu going around.

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