I'm not sure what possessed me to offer to make flu season aloe vera gel essential oil hand sanitizers for all 325 staff members where I work, but I've already told the Complementary Therapies Assistant that if she ever hears me even mention doing something for the staff, to simply say two words: hand sanitizers. I'll know exactly what that means. What a huge, sloppy undertaking. I had worked with aloe vera gel for the nasal gels I created for our nasal cannula patients and I knew it to be a jello-like consistency that was simple to blend EO's in and to spoon into containers. I needed so much for this project that I ordered gallon size portions and 2oz flip top plastic bottles. I lucked out that this product is runnier and therefore far easier to ladle into containers but it's hard to tell when the EO's are blended and I sloshed it all over everything before I was done. It takes a little longer to dry than the alcohol-based products on the market but it contains antiviral, antibacterial, anti-infectious oils to help combat colds and flu: Peppermint, Rosemary ct cineole, Tea Tree, Lemon and Scotch Pine - very light blend .25%, so no one has to run around all day smelling like watermelon or peach.
One advantage of working in hospice is that I get to play with all the therapy dogs. This is Asher, a Corgi.