All-Natural 3 Ingredient Hand Sanitizer

Meet Our Friends: 2013 Summer Edition

Over the next two weeks, Cheerios and Lattes is excited to introduce you to some incredibly talented bloggers we have met out in the ‘blogosphere’! They are all so creative and have a gift for sharing their ideas. I’d love your help in making these ladies feel welcome here on Cheerios and Lattes, so please leave them some comment love and be sure to stop by their personal blogs to check out even more of their work!
Today, let me introduce you to Kelly over at Eyes on the Source!
{Guess What!? Today is Kelly’s Birthday too, so be sure to stop by her site and wish her a Happy Birthday!}

Let’s face it friends, summer is MESSY! With popsicles, sandcastles, mud-pies, nature exploring, humid days, public pools and restrooms…germs are lurking everywhere! I would in no way call myself a germaphobe, but with all the outdoor activities that summer affords, it can be particularly difficult to keep those germs at bay.

As a mom of three young boys, I realize any season with kids can be messy! We recently moved from Illinois to Florida and there are so many new adventures my boys have gotten their hands into already. Years ago I used to carry around alcohol based hand sanitizer until one of my boys rubbed some on his face and it actually burned his skin! That could have easily been avoided, I felt so bad for him!

So I wanted to share with you today a safe, all-natural hand sanitizer spray that contains ONLY three ingredients! Quick and simple to make and safe for you and your family! Tea Tree Oil has natural antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties and is safe for your hands and face.

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  • 1 cup purified water
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh Thyme
  • 10-12 drops Tea Tree oil

All-Natural 3 Ingredient Hand Sanitizer


1. Bring the water to a boil and then add the Thyme leaves.

2. Remove from heat, cover and let steep for at least 30 minutes.

All-Natural 3 Ingredient Hand Sanitizer Directions

3. Strain the liquid into a glass container and let cool to room temperature.

4. Add 10-12 drops of Tea Tree Oil, shake well and then pour into two spray bottles (two ounces each).

5. The mixture will keep for about a week unrefrigerated. You can keep one with you and refrigerate the other for the following week. I love the natural scent of Tea Tree and Thyme! My kitchen smells so fresh after I make a batch of hand sanitizer.

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For more tips and encouragement, I’d love for you to connect with me on Facebook!

I am so blessed to be visiting with you all today, thanks so much Mackenzie! ~Kelly @ Eyes on the Source


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  1. This is perfect! I love how it’s all natural. Also, I bet it smells fabulous! Pinning!

  2. Awesome! I love things like this. We use a lot of sanitizer in our home. I’ll have to give this a try! Thanks!

  3. Might be a good idea to include some alcohol in this, e.g. vodka. Might sound odd but it will help with the extraction, the antibacterial effect and will also help it dry more quickly. For hand sanitiser to work properly this is a key property. I’d be wary of anything which is meant to kill bacteria which only keeps for a week without refrigeration.

  4. This is great. I’ve been looking for something natural to use like this!

  5. Love this! Thank you for sharing!

  6. This natural hand sanitizer recipe sounds very interesting, I am pinning to give it a try later. ;o)

  7. Totally pinning this. Thanks!

  8. This sounds great!

    Can you use dried thyme leaves if don’t have fresh? If so, how much would you use of the dried?

    Thank you!

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