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Rosemary-Mint Hand Sanitizer Gel & Spray Recipe

Updated: Aug 23, 2021

Try this simple recipe that is gentle on the hands and far more cost effective along with reducing the plastic bottles necessary when we continually re-purchase.

Do you love rosemary?

I love rosemary for the Fall season for a myriad of reasons. It is AMAZING in soups, it's brilliant in the diffuser and it's herbaceous aroma reminds me of Fall and really good #French-onionsoup.

This common garden herb was used in ancient times to drive away evil spirits. Rosemary essential oil is the oil of knowledge and transition and this makes it the perfect companion to your natural health routine in September. Emotionally, it assists in the development of true knowledge and intellect and is particularly supportive in times of change. It provides a feeling of confidence and helps create perspective rooted in the truth of understanding (Essential Emotions, 2020).

Rosemary’s biochemistry is rich in linalool which gives it analgesic, stimulant, and neuro-protective properties. Rosemary is a personal favorite go-to with lemon for memory support, respiratory clearing, adrenal fatigue, and even jet lag (The Essential Life, 2020).

Everyone can enjoy rosemary oil in a multitude of ways ...

  • In place of the fresh herb in your favorite soup, bread dipper, or salad dressing recipes. 1 drop = 1 tsp of dried herb and you want to try to add the essential oil towards the end of cooking to preserve the herbaceous flavor

  • Inhaled straight from the bottle for a mid-afternoon mental #pickmeup

  • Diffuse a combination of 2 drops of rosemary, lemon, and bergamot for a soothing yet stimulating aroma

  • Provides an invigorating sensation to the scalp

  • To provide a soothing massage or even added to your conditioner and massage in for for a stimulating sensation for the scalp and softer looking hair

To make your own gorgeous rosemary-mint #NaturalDIYHandCleansingGel that's kinder to your skin and your brain, combine

  • 5 tbsp real #aloevera gel (clear, not green)

  • 2/3 cup of water

  • 1/4 tsp vitamin E

  • 2/3 cup 70% or better isopropyl alcohol

  • 12 drops doTERRA essential oils (I LOVE a combination of 6 drops rosemary + 4 drops spearmint + 2 drops tea tree)

Mix this all together in a pump bottle. Shake slightly before each use.

Check out my video to make your own hand-sanitizing gel and spray with pro-tips, container recommendations, and #lessonslearned.

Comment below and I'll happily send out some samples of essential oils to help you make your own hand-mist or gel for the Fall.

Until then, keep living well my friends!

#NaturalImmunity #EssentiallyFran

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