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Boost your wellness: Natural Hand Sanitizer

It is that time of year again when the germs and viruses start flying! I have to tell you, I am not a huge fan! For years my boys would come down with EVERY cold, flu, bacteria or virus they came in contact with! It was rather overwhelming. Then one day a friend suggested that I look into an essential oils blend that helps support the body and fight off all the nasties. I figured I would give it a try and let me tell you, I am so glad I did! Now, I am not saying that all you need is a couple essential oils and your immune system will be like the rock of Gibraltar, but they are a great addition to your arsenal for winter wellness.

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Now, before we go any farther I have to emphasize the importance of using essential oils correctly. Please do not make Pinterest your main source of information on how to use oils. Do some research. My favorite place to start is here. When I started looking into essential oils a number of blends were recommended to me, but in the end, I am a fan of individual oils. With them, you can create your own custom blends based on your wants, needs, and sensitivities. It also makes using oils correctly a whole lot easier, especially with littles!

For 2-10 year-olds:

Add 10 drops of Clove Essential Oil into a 12oz bottle of aloe vera gel. Shake- a ton!

For children 10 years old through adulthood:
*Adjust the recipe for your personal needs/preferences

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*This blend is modeled after the Thieves blend which is a great choice if you can not or do not want to buy each individual oil at this time.

The beauty of this EO blend is that you can diffuse it, you can add it to a spray bottle to refresh your carpet and furniture, it can be added to your dishwasher to aid in getting those dishes squeaky clean and so much more!

I love being able to have a bottle of hand sanitizer on me that I know will actually help instead of harm us like most store-bought hand sanitizers! This recipe is simple to make and I hope you enjoy it too!

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