DIY Hand Sanitizer Spray

Feb 15, 2022


Welcome to RN Patient Advocates, your trusted source for reliable healthcare information and resources. In this guide, we will show you how to make your own DIY hand sanitizer spray to promote effective hand hygiene.

The Importance of Hand Hygiene

Hand hygiene plays a vital role in preventing the spread of germs and keeping yourself and others safe from infections. With the recent global health concerns, it is essential now more than ever to prioritize hand hygiene.

Regularly washing your hands with soap and water is the most effective way to remove germs, but when it is not readily available, using a hand sanitizer spray can be a convenient alternative.

Gather Your Ingredients

Before you begin, let's gather the necessary ingredients to make your DIY hand sanitizer spray:

  • Isopropyl alcohol (99% concentration)
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Essential oils (such as tea tree oil, lavender oil, or eucalyptus oil)
  • A small spray bottle
  • A funnel
  • A mixing bowl

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Prepare Your Workstation

Find a clean and well-lit area to prepare your DIY hand sanitizer spray. Ensure that all the surfaces and equipment you'll be using are clean and sanitized to maintain hygiene throughout the process.

Step 2: Measure the Ingredients

Measure out 2/3 cup of isopropyl alcohol and pour it into the mixing bowl. Isopropyl alcohol with a concentration of 99% is recommended for its effectiveness against germs.

Next, add 1/3 cup of aloe vera gel to the same mixing bowl. Aloe vera gel acts as a moisturizing agent and helps to prevent your hands from drying out due to the alcohol content.

If desired, add a few drops of your chosen essential oil to give your hand sanitizer spray a pleasant fragrance. Essential oils like tea tree oil, lavender oil, or eucalyptus oil also possess natural antibacterial properties.

Step 3: Mix and Blend

Using the funnel, carefully pour the mixture from the mixing bowl into the small spray bottle. Make sure to secure the cap tightly to avoid any leakage.

Gently shake the spray bottle for about 30 seconds to ensure proper blending of the ingredients. You now have your own DIY hand sanitizer spray ready for use!

How to Use the Hand Sanitizer Spray

Using your DIY hand sanitizer spray is simple and effective. Follow these steps:

  1. Make sure your hands are visibly clean and free from any dirt or debris.
  2. Hold the spray bottle about 6 inches away from your hands.
  3. Apply a few sprays of the hand sanitizer onto your palms.
  4. Rub your hands together, ensuring the sanitizer covers all surfaces of your hands, including between your fingers and the back of your hands.
  5. Continue rubbing your hands together for at least 20 seconds or until the sanitizer has completely dried.

Remember, hand sanitizers are not a substitute for proper handwashing with soap and water. Use them when soap and water are unavailable or as an additional step to maintain clean hands.


Congratulations on creating your own DIY hand sanitizer spray with the help of RN Patient Advocates! Regular use of hand sanitizer alongside proper handwashing techniques is crucial in preventing the spread of germs and maintaining good hand hygiene.

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Chris Dewolfe
I'm glad you found this guide helpful! Making your own hand sanitizer spray is indeed a great way to prioritize hand hygiene. It's important to keep ourselves and others safe by regularly practicing hand hygiene. This DIY method allows us to ensure we have access to a reliable hand sanitizer whenever we need it. It's always good to have such knowledge and skills handy, especially during these times. Thank you for sharing this informative guide!
Nov 12, 2023
Jerry Bair
This is such a helpful guide! Making your own hand sanitizer spray is a great way to ensure proper hand hygiene. Thanks for sharing!
Oct 8, 2023