Well, with the fall season comes those pesky bugs we all dread. Whether the kids are back in school, the weather change is throwing off your co-workers’ or family member’s immune systems, or extra traveling during the holidays, we all need an extra boost of helpfulness to support our immune systems. I, like most bug-fearing people, would never be caught without some Purell in my purse. Applied after going to the grocery store, pumping gas, before eating a quick snack, you name it, I would clean it. I have become even more cautious after having my daughter and not wanting her tiny little immune system to become compromised from a random excursion out of the house.
Recently, I have been hearing in the news how some of the yukkiest bugs have now started to become immune to these alcohol and chemical “anti-bacterial” sanitizers and soaps because we are all using them constantly. What???!!! Sometimes you just cannot get to a sink to wash your hands with good ol’ soap and water, what is a desperate mommy to do?
Enter the Thieves Hand Purifier! Made with all plant-based ingredients, this Hand Purifier is called that because it contains the Thieves oil blend known for its immune-boosting and cleansing properties. I can use it on my daughter’s hands knowing everything I am putting on her skin is all natural (important for a toddler that sometimes puts a finger or two in her mouth). Now, Young Living sells a great product called Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier that is awesome. I have tried it and it works great, but what if you need some now and can’t wait 4 days while it is shipped to you? Make your own! It’s super easy, and also economical- a win-win for me!
Homemade Thieves Hand Purifier
You will need:
- 1- 2oz. small squeeze bottle with a good-closing top (the travel section of your grocery store usually has good ones for around $.99, I used an empty travel size Aloe Vera bottle for mine)
- Clear, 100% Pure Aloe Vera gel, about 1 1/2 oz.
- Young Living Thieves Essential Oil Blend
- Distilled Water
- 1/8 tsp. Vitamin E Oil, optional
- Small funnel
First, fill your empty squeeze bottle about 2/3 of the way full with the clear Aloe Vera gel. Next, add about 8 drops of Thieves Essential Oil. If you would like to add extra moisturizing to your Hand Purifier, add the Vitamin E Oil. Using the small funnel, add water to your squeeze bottle until there is still some room at the top. Screw the cap on and shake, shake, shake! Test the consistency, and add more water until you are happy with the consistency. Print out a quick label and thrown in your bag! Done! You only need a small amount of this gel to cover both hands, about a pea-size. I love the fact that it dries quickly, but leaves your hands nice and moisturized and soft, unlike the alcohol in commercial kinds! 🙂
Don’t have any Young Living Thieves Essential Oil? Click here to find out how to get some!