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DIY Hand Cleanser

Updated on March 9, 2020
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We love this time of year – the golden slant of late summer sunlight, final flushes of stone fruits and wild blackberries, and the quieting of garden blooms as plant energy recedes into their roots. These are the signs of a changing season. As we witness nature’s changes, we change too. With fall approaching, we turn to our herbal allies to stay healthy through these transitions.

How do we keep our bodies strong? By using plant power of course. Instead of using chemical-infused products that are harsh on the skin and composed of a laundry list of synthetic agents, we turn to plants that naturally cleanse and can add a little aromatherapy into our lives. We are always on the lookout for new plant-based solutions to help support wellness, so our herbalists created this DIY hand cleanser to help you stay well this fall. With the anti-microbial power of tea tree and the soothing scent of lavender, this gel smells heavenly and helps protect you against fall’s less welcome visitors.

Herbal Hand Cleanser

Try this easy plant-based recipe to help support wellness.

Time: 5 minutes


  • 8 ounces Aloe vera gel
  • 1/2 teaspoonful Vitamin E oil (as preservative)
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) Rubbing alcohol
  • 15 drops Tea tree Essential Oil
  • 15 drops Lavender Essential Oil


  1. Mix the essential oils and vitamin E oil in a small glass bowl. (Try a dropper for easy measuring of the essential oils.)
  2. Add the rubbing alcohol to the oils and gently mix.
  3. Put the aloe vera gel in a bowl and add the oils. Mix well.
  4. Shake gently before use.

Store your cleanser in a dark container out of direct sunlight- a small spray bottle makes use easy.

Now, go and enjoy the season!

Please note: This hand cleanser is not indicated for preventing/treating COVID-19.