At Soap Ministry, We educate and share many DIY natural products that are beneficial for your skin health. With these options, you can easily make your own effective and chemical-free products for personal care on the go using ingredients you already have in your kitchen or easily purchase from Soap Ministry in small quantities or in bulk for cost savings.


Flu Viruses in this era may differ, yet the common hygiene practices are vital. Now you're probably stocking up on hand sanitizers, masks & antiseptic wet tissues. But you may want to think twice before you start smearing Purell and other hand sanitizers on your child's hands.  "The chemicals used in hand sanitizer create resistant bacteria," warns Dr. Lawrence Rosen pediatrician, author of Treatment Alternatives for Children, “and they have hormonal and immunological effects, too."  One of the top concerns is Triclosan, a chemical ingredient which has been linked to hormonal disruption. It is now currently under review by the FDA due to its high alcohol content, which can irritate skin and cause adverse effects if swallowed.  Many, especially those with eczema skin conditions, have dry skin on their hands and are very vulnerable as the skin is thinner with weaker immunity too. Some have broken skin tissues with open wounds. Ratio of 3:1 now have eczema-prone skin. Infants to children, adults to elderly are all victims who suffer from eczema in which makes them easier targets for germs, bacteria and viruses to attack.

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"It is one's responsibility to maintain a good hygiene practice so as to keep yourself and others safe"

*NOT recommended to DIY hand sanitizers in big quantity due to the absence of alcohol content and preservatives.

DIY RECIPE #1- Plain Vinegar Sanitizer

Ingredients: White Vinegar. ( 5% of the solution, this is the same concentration as the one from the grocery store.) How to Use: Keep in a small spray bottle in your bag. Spray on hands so the entire surface of hands is wet. Rub all over, then wipe or shake dry.

How it Works:

Vinegar is an antibacterial agent that kills 99 percent of bacteria.It's also nontoxic, non-polluting and safe for consumption.

Area of Concerns:

The strong smell of vinegar will dissipate quickly, leaving your hands clean and odor-free. If you dislike the smell, cover it up with a few drops of lavender or lemon essential oil. Other options for essential oil are: Peppermint, Clary Sage, Lemon Eucalyptus, Tea Tree (Available at Soap Ministry)

DIY RECIPE #2- The Healing Sanitizer

Ingredients:  1. 6 ounces Distilled water 2. 1 teaspoon Aloe Vera gel 3. 2 drops each of Rosemary and Eucalyptus essential oils 4. 5 drops Lemon (or other scent) essential oil ( Or replace with Lemon Eucalyptus or Tea Tree ) How to use: Spray on hands, and rub or shake dry.

How it Works:

Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree essential oils all have antimicrobial properties. Combining them together makes the sanitizer more potent against a variety of germs. The aloe vera gel is soothing to skin.

Area of Concerns:

It may be too expensive to purchase many different types of essential oil, hence, pick any one or two of the Anti-Microbial essential oils for a total of 8 to 10 drops.

DIY RECIPE #3 - Gel Essential Oil Sanitizer

Ingredients: 1. 5 ounces Aloe Vera gel 2. 1 ounce Witch Hazel Hydrosol (Floral Water) 3. 8 to 10 drops of any Anti-Microbial Essential Oil 2 drops each of Rosemary, Eucalyptus essential oils 5 drops lemon (or other scent) essential oil (Or replace with Lemon Eucalyptus or Tea Tree) How to use: 1. Fill up in a squeezable bottle. 2. Squeeze few drops onto hands & rub all over hands until dry.

How it Works:

The essential oils do the cleaning, and the higher concentration of Aloe Vera gel gives this sanitizer the same gel consistency as commercial sanitizers.

Area of Concerns:

At Soap Ministry, we have more than 10 types of hydrosol ( Floral Water ) without alcohol.  Hydrosol such as Witch Hazel, Green Tea, Lavender, Peppermint, Rose, Tea Tree , Geranium & more. (Available at Soap Ministry) For a more eco-friendly option, use alcohol-free witch hazel OR To increase the sanitizer's germ-killing ability, add in additional drops of essential oil.


Ingredients: 1. 2 ounce spray bottle 2. 5 drops Vitamin E oil (optional, this makes for soft hands) 3. 2 tablespoons Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera or Vodka 4. 5 drops Lemon essential oil 5. 5 drops Orange essential oil 6. 5 drops Tea Tree essential oil. 7. Distilled (or at least filtered, boiled, and cooled) water.

Bergamot Eucalyptus Jasmine Lemon Lemongrass Patchouli Peppermint Rose Otto 3% Jojoba Spearmint Sweet Orange Tea Tree Ylang Ylang Palmarosa Rosemary Frankincense Grapefruit Sandalwood Lavender

DIY RECIPE #4 - Rejuvenating Sanitizer

Hydrosols available at Soap Ministry:

Essential Oils available at Soap Ministry:

Chamomile Witch Hazel Eucalyptus Lavender Geranium Rosemary Rose Peppermint Tea Tree Jasmine Neroli Green Tea Sandal Wood

*NOT recommended to DIY hand sanitizers in big quantity due to the absence of alcohol content and preservatives.

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