Hand “Santa”tizer

These cute Hand “Santa”tizers are so easy to make, and they work great as a teacher gift or a gift for your neighbors and friends.


Hand SANTAtizer

  • Servings: Yield: Two 4 oz. bottles or four 2 oz. bottles
  • Difficulty: Easy
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1 cup aloe vera gel
1 Tbsp. witch hazel
30 drops (1/4 tsp) melaleuca essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
Clear Oval Plastic Bottles with Disc-top Caps


In a small glass dish, add ingredients, and stir well. Using a funnel, pour the hand sanitizer mixture into the bottles. Shake well before using. Label your bottles, and decorate them so that they look like Santa’s belt. You can do this with a sticky label, construction paper, etc.

This recipe was used with permission from http://naturesnurtureblog.com/

7 thoughts on “Hand “Santa”tizer

  1. Why use melaleuca rather than On-Guard? Perhaps the smell conflicts with the lavender?
    I suppose we could do the same thing substituting On-Guard for the melaleuca and Wild Orange for the lavender?

    • Wait, I may have figured this out myself. While On-Guard has the properties we’d want in a hand cleanser, it does contain citrus oils and while I like to spike my On-Guard foaming hand wash with a little Wild Orange, it too is citrus. So when making a hand Santatizer for use anywhere/anytime, the caution about being in direct sunlight for 24 hours after using citrus oils most likely puts OnGuard out of the running for this.

      • Judy, you could use On Guard in your hand sanitizer. The oil is diluted enough that being in the sun afterward will probably not affect your skin. However, if you have sensitive skin then it may be best to avoid the citrus oils. We chose to use melaleuca and lavender in our recipe for their antibacterial properties and because they are safe to use with little or no dilution for people of all ages and while pregnant.

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