21 Apr How to Make Your Own CBD-Infused Hemp Hand Sanitizer
Hand sanitizer can be hard to come by while we’re in the thick of the pandemic. For those times when hand washing isn’t an option, we’ve got you covered with a DIY hemp hand sanitizer project to help keep your hands germ free while also adding in some extra CBD skincare benefits.
Have you tried finding hand sanitizer, but had no luck? Ever since states began to order shelter in place and social distancing practices in response to the pandemic, the shelves once lined with hand sanitizers have gone empty. Even buying hand sanitizer online may take months to receive.
We’ve got some good news. For those extreme situations when hand washing isn’t an option, you can make your own CBD-infused hemp hand sanitizer at home to help stay safe.
DIY Hemp Hand Sanitizer Recipe
First, it’s important to note that there is no beating proper handwashing with soap when it comes to preventing the spread of viruses by contact, but if that’s not an option hand sanitizer is a great choice. DIY hemp hand sanitizer is easy to make and only requires a few ingredients.
To make your own hemp hand sanitizer, you’ll need:
- ¾ cup of isopropyl or rubbing alcohol (99 percent alcohol volume)
- ¼ cup of aloe vera gel
- 10 drops of your favorite essential oil, such as tea tree oil or lavender oil, or simply add lemon juice which is a natural antibacterial and antiseptic
- 1 ½ teaspoon of all-natural, RSHO® CBD Oil Liquid
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol helps to stop the spread of germs. Thus, a crucial element to keep in mind while making an effective hand sanitizer is to keep the alcohol content at 60 percent or above. Using a 2:1 ration of alcohol to aloe vera can help achieve that level.
We suggest using our RSHO® Liquids in your DIY hemp hand sanitizer. These CBD oil liquids combine full-spectrum CBD oil made from certified organic hemp with MCT oil for a convenient liquid form that will mix well with the rest of your hemp hand sanitizer ingredients. MCT also serves as a carrier oil, which is ideal for topical application. Choose between RSHO® Green Label (raw hemp oil), Blue Label (decarboxylated hemp oil) and Gold Label (decarboxylated and filtered hemp oil) Liquid options.
Hemp hand sanitizer directions:
- Pour all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl.
- Use a spoon to mix the ingredients together, and then follow with a whisk until the mixture has a gel-like consistency.
- Pour the hemp hand sanitizer gel into an empty bottle. Be sure to label it as “hemp hand sanitizer” so you don’t confuse it with other bottles.
Keep in mind that homemade hemp hand sanitizer, like any homemade hand sanitizer, is only recommended in situations where you’re unable to wash your hands.
Why Make a Hemp Hand Sanitizer?
When applied topically, hemp oil acts as a natural humectant, meaning it retains and preserves moisture. This is a very important aspect of topical applications since hemp oil can penetrate the skin, you’ll be able to achieve optimal moisturization benefits.
Using hand sanitizer regularly can leave your skin dry and irritated. Hemp CBD oil contains a long list of vitamins, minerals, omega fatty acids, and nutrients that nourish dry skin, plus CBD and other trace cannabinoids to encourage balance and proper skin functioning.
CBD, a hemp-derived compound, stimulates and supports the body’s endocannabinoid system, a signaling network responsible for regulating homeostasis or balance.
If you’re worried that using hemp hand sanitizer might trigger some intoxicating or “high” feelings, rest assured that’s not going to happen. HempMeds® hemp oil products are non-psychoactive, containing no more than trace levels of THC.
Check out our hemp CBD oil production process to see why we are so confident in our products.
Beyond Hemp Hand Sanitizer
Got your creative juices flowing? We’ve got more DIY CBD skincare projects for you. Check out how to make DIY CBD hemp oil topicals and creams. You can also get some ideas on how to best utilize CBD during these challenging times.