In the last decade, hand sanitizers have gone from being a niche product to being one of the most popular items at drugstore and chemist checkouts. Schools and companies buy sanitizer in bulk in hopes of keeping students and workers healthy and productive. But hand sanitizers by necessity may come with their own hazards, in the form of abrasive chemicals. But recently there has been a movement towards a gentler, more skin friendly hand sanitizer. With this in mind, read on to discover a recipe for an all natural tea tree oil and lavender oil hand sanitizer.


Because people’s hands frequently come in contact with germs, be it from touching a bannister, a bathroom door knob, or just shaking hands, and such germs can cause disease and other ailments, hand sanitizer has become a popular solution. But the harsh, not to mention bad smelling, chemicals of most industrial hand sanitizers come with their own problems. Essential oils like tea tree oil and lavender oil, however, have natural germ-fighting agents, and are now sought-after ingredients in DIY hand sanitizer. Not to mention, they don’t leave your hands smelling terrible, like so many industrial hand sanitizers do.


At a concentration of .5 to 1 percent, tea tree oil is a clinically proven bacteria killer. This concentration is important, so maintain it in your recipe. You are also going to need lavender essential oil, witch hazel or a very high-proof vodka, aloe vera gel, and vitamin E oil. First you are going to shake 5 – 10 drops of lavender oil into a glass bowl, followed by 30 or so drops of tea tree oil. Follow this with the vitamin E oil, and mix. Next add witch hazel or vodka, and gently  mix again. Swirl in the aloe vera gel, and the sanitizer is ready. Due to the preservative qualities of the witch hazel, it should last for up to a few months.


All In Packaging also has a wide array of great containers for your DIY hand sanitizer, from vials to plastic bottles. Not to mention, we have both tea tree oil and lavender oil for sale at our webshop, along with so many other cosmetics ingredients and packaging solutions. If you need labeling for your DIY projects, we have you covered there as well. Just drop by and have a look. Our sales representatives await your call.