This DIY recipe shows you how to make your own alcohol-free sanitizer made from natural ingredients that can be found in your kitchen.

Scrubbing your hands is one of the best ways to stop the spread of germs and to ensure you don’t get infected or get sick yourself. Most of us have access to soap and clean water, or if you’re out and nowhere near a sink, you can carry a standard hand sanitizer to protect your health. But, to reiterate, nothing beats washing your hands. The chemical hand sanitizer should always be a last resort.

During the past month, bottles of hand sanitizer are selling out quickly due to the public health crises. But you can make your own hand sanitizer, which is remarkably easy. Make sure that the tools you use for mixing are properly sanitized, else you could contaminate the all the ingredients.

We are providing a recipe for you, the ingredients for which, you likely to have in your cabinets and under the sink, so it’s effective in emergency situations. Another note: a lot of these items are quickly going out of stock because of high demand. There’s a higher chance of finding them at your local drug store, but your first priority is to stay indoors.

Benefits Of Neem

Neem has a range of medicinal properties and has been extensively used in Ayurveda, Unani and Homoeopathic medicine. All parts of the neem tree–leaves, flowers, seeds, fruits, roots and bark have been used traditionally for the treatment of inflammation, infections, fever, skin diseases and dental disorders. The neem leaves moisturise your skin and make it soft and supple. It’s anti-fungal properties also helps lighten scars and pigmentation that are caused by acne.

 Benefits Of Aloe Vera

Aloe vera contains amino acids, enzymes and polysaccharides, which are very effective at boosting your skin and to reduce skin inflammation. The natural benefits of the plant include its soothing, hydrating and nourishing properties. It is beneficial for problems such as sunburn, dry skin, acne, blemishes, allergic reactions and premature ageing. It has vitamin C and E, beta-carotene in abundance. Therefore, it has anti-aging properties. It helps in gentle cleansing, and its antimicrobial properties treat pimples without causing any damages to the skin.

Benefits Of Rose Water

Rose water is created by distilling rose petals with steam. It also comes with plenty of potential health benefits, including soothing skin irritation. One of the greatest benefits of rose water is it contains antioxidants and has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Rose water has powerful antiseptic properties, which can prevent and treat infections. Because of this, rose water is often included in a variety of natural and medicinal treatments. It is often found in beauty products aimed to reduce wrinkles. In addition to soothing irritated skin, it may reduce the appearance of wrinkles when applied topically.

Recipe For Herbal Hand Sanitizer


  1. 1-Litre Water
  2. 100 Neem Leaves
  3. 10-20 Basil Leaves
  4. 10g Alum Powder
  5. 10g Camphor Powder
  6. 1 small Cup Paste Aloe Vera
  7. 1 Sanitized Bottle (Preferable with a pump)


  • First, put 100 grams of neem leaves in 1 litre of water.
  • Add basil leaves and boil them well in water. Also add aloe vera.
  • When the water boils well and about 600-700ml of 1 litre is left, then add camphor and alum in it.
  • When the water cools, pour the mix in the sanitizer bottles.