Here on the farm, we have sanitation stations. We see to it that guests and staff wash and sanitize their hands using our own made hand sanitizers. We feel the need because some people develop some reactions like itchiness and reddening of the skin after touching the lavender plants and flowers. Some are also prone to insect bites, so hand sanitizers with alcohol should always be at reach.
To prevent skin from being infected, we formulated a hand sanitizer that contains antiseptic properties. And since fragrant lavenders are abundant, we extracted their oil and added it to the formula. The mixture comprises 40% while the alcohol being the main ingredient is 60%. We also add Vitamin E oil – to increase the shelf life of the product and soften hands.
Making the Hand Sanitizer, the Lavender Farm Way, is very easy to do: Just mix all the ingredients in a glass bowl until well combined. Transfer the mixture to a pump bottle. Add alcohol. Shake gently, and it is ready for use!
|Lavender essential oil||10||drops|
|Pure tea tree essential oil||30||drops|
|100% pure aloe vera gel||8||ounces|
|Vitamin E oil||1/4||Tsp|
If you don’t have access to all these essential oils, use what you have. Alcohol is the main ingredient here for safety.
If you don’t have witch hazel, you can substitute it with a lavender hydrosol or even water.
You can get the lavender essential oil and lavender hydrosol at our store or on our website. Do not forget to label your hand sanitizer, it is important to have one.