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Fresh Aloe Hand Sanitizer  - she plants

Travel Tip: Bring This DIY Fresh Aloe Hand Sanitizer On Your Next Trip

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Ah, DIYs. Sometimes you want to get your Martha Stewart on, walk into the kitchen and CREATE. And sometimes, you just want to throw mashed avocado into your hair and call it day. The great thing about natural beauty is that you can use whole ingredients to craft your very own beauty rituals, while also tapping into that creative streak. I have a few tried and true DIYs I regularly turn to, but I also always need more. So, I’m asking beauty industry experts to share their favorite beauty DIYs with us. These experts know their ingredients like the back of their hands, so you can trust that what they whip up will be a total treat.

The Expert: Far Momin, Owner of she plants love

Photo courtesy of Far Momin.

The founder of she plants love struggled with years of hypersensitive skin issues. Cosmetics and skincare products with their extensive list of unknown ingredients did not help her situation. She was a regular visitor at the dermatologist and went through countless so-called “miracle” products until she became concerned over her skin health in 2014 and took a more in-depth look into the industry. Seeking natural alternatives, Far created she plants love and launched her first product in 2018. She has been in the beauty industry for three years.

The Beauty DIY Recipe: Fresh Aloe Hand Sanitizer

Photo courtesy of Far Momin

The Benefits of a DIY Fresh Aloe Hand Sanitizer

While on the go, it’s not always possible to wash our hands. Instead, a clean hand sanitizer is the next best option. This simple and easy-to-make hand sanitizer contains antimicrobial essentials oils and aloe. Not drying on the skin and keeps germs away!

The Ingredients

  • 2 oz glass bottle with spray pump and cap
  • 21 drops of red mandarin organic essential oil
  • 12 drops of lemon organic essential oil
  • 6 drops of peppermint organic essential oil
  • 3 drops of eucalyptus organic essential oil
  • 1 Tbsp. witch hazel
  • 3 Tbsp. aloe vera gel

The Instructions

Add the essential oil drops to your glass bottle, then the witch hazel and finally the aloe vera gel. Secure the pump and cap tightly onto the bottle and give it a good shake to incorporate all the ingredients.

Use whenever you can’t wash your hands; should last one month.

Lemon and red mandarin essential oils are known to be calming so not only will you have clean hands, but you’ll also have a relaxed spirit should you decide to take a few deep inhalations by placing your palms near your face. You can also play around with several other essential oils that are antiviral and that you happen to find appealing. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat.

Not in the mood to DIY?

Far recommends her product the butter, as it’s multi-purpose and works on face, body and hair. Made of seven active organic ingredients the butter feels luxurious and ric,h and melts right on contact. Says Far, “The butter is so versatile, it is useful in many ways, as a full body moisturizer, face cream, makeup remover, scalp conditioner, hair tamer, after sun care and great as an aftershave. And it smells like a bouquet of freshly cut lavender, overall encouraging the mind and soul to take a moment for self-care.”

Need more DIYs to try? Check out this nourishing and uplifting body oil blend.

About The Author

Gianne Doherty

Gianne Doherty

Gianne Doherty is an inspirational and educational speaker, clean beauty advocate, co-founder of Organic Bath Co. and founder of WELL Summit. You can find her on Instagram @wellsummit and @giannedoherty. Her weekly series, Balanced Hustler, on WELL Insiders is a deep dive into entrepreneurship.

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