Many of you might be feeling nervous or overwhelmed with all of the information about coronavirus out there. One thing that is a known preventative measure is washing hands for at least 20 seconds, as well as using hand sanitizer. Many places are all out of big brands such as Purell, but the good news is that you can make your own! Grace MacNeil from Monarch Apothecary shared this plant-powered recipe with The Alchemist’s Kitchen. Grace is an Intuitive, Clinically Trained Herbalist, RN and Womb Care Practitioner. She and her family steward 25 acres of land in Southern Indiana, growing over 50 varieties of medicinal plants for Monarch Apothecary.
Plant Powered Hand Sanitizer:
- 60% Alcohol (can use rubbing alcohol or 190 proof)
- 10% Hydrogen Peroxide
- 10% Witchazel
- 10% Glycerin
- 10% Aloe Vera Gel
- 1tsp of grapefruit seed extract per 24oz
- Essential oils of Cedarwood, Tea Tree, Yarrow and Lavender (I use about 1 drop each per ounce liquid)
- Flower essences as desired
Most of these ingredients can still be found online! Mix and pour into small bottles to carry with you! Use as needed, especially after touching public surfaces.
For more immune system support, check out this article!