Hand Sanitiser Recipe – 3 Ingredients

Hand Sanitiser Recipe – 3 Ingredients

Anita Birges from Mise en Place by Anita Birges – Professional Organising & Property Styling in NSW has shown us how to make our own hand sanitiser at home.

When it comes to preventing the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19, we already know nothing beats thorough hand washing as explained in our SA Health post here.

But if you don’t have access to soap and water the next best option is to use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser – a product that is currently extremely difficult to buy due to panic buying resulting in out of stock issues Australia wide.

It takes just three ingredients to make your own hand sanitiser at home and hopefully you will have better luck purchasing these products, or you may already have them at home.

Hand Sanitiser Recipe


  1. 2/3 cup Isopropyl (or cleaning alcohol  – try Bunnings/Mitre 10 etc.)
  2. 1/3 cup Aloe Vera Gel (helps counteract the harshness of alcohol- try supermarkets/pharmacies)
  3. A few drops of Essential Oil (try Lavender Oil or Euculyptus – try health stores/supermarkets/pharmacies)


Pour all ingredients into a bowl or jug, ideally one with a pouring spout.

Mix together well until the sanitiser forms into a gel.

Pour the ingredients into a pump bottle or sensor pump or for your handbag/school bag/car fill a travel bottle and don’t forget to label it Hand Sanitiser (and include a date). 

You can watch Anita’s instruction video below:


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