Natural Hand Sanitizer

father applying hand sanitizer to toddler son's palm


  • 3 oz filtered water
  • 1 tsp aloe vera gel
  • 10 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 10 drops clove essential oil
  • 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 20 drops lemon oil


  1. Mix ingredients in a 4-oz spray dispenser and shake gently.
  2. Spray on hands, and massage for about 30 seconds. The result is a natural, chemical-free hand sanitizer to keep germs at bay.


Lawrence D. Rosen

Lawrence D. Rosen, MD, practices primary care at the Whole Child Center in Oradell, NJ, and is a nationally recognized expert in pediatric integrative medicine. He is also a founding member and chair-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Complementary and Integrative Medicine.