How to Make doTERRA On Guard Hand Sanitizing Gel

Hand sanitizing gel cleansers are a convenient, on-the-go solution for cleansing your hands when soap and water are unavailable. This homemade recipe will not only cleanse your hands, but moisturize them too.


  • 5 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel (or more to get desired consistency)
  • 4 tbsp Hot Water
  • 1/4 tsp Vitamin E Oil
  • 15 drops doTERRA's On Guard Essential Oil
  • 2/3 cup 60% or higher Rubbing Alcohol (Optional)
  • Container of choice (at least 3-4oz)

If you do not have dōTERRA On Guard oil, you can substitute it with a blend of Cinnamon Essential Oil, Wild Orange Essential Oil and Clove Essential Oil, or try adding your own blend of oils that have cleansing and purifying properties!


  • In a bowl, mix the Aloe Vera gel and the hot water together first
  • Add the vitamin E oil
  • Add 15 drops of doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend to the mixture
  • Add the Rubbing Alcohol and mix (Optional)
  • Pour into container. Note: High quality essential oils can be stored in plastic containers if highly diluted
Place your homemade hand cleanser in your bag, car, or office to make sure you have it on hand in times of need.


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