So, all good cooks know that clean hands are a must for pre food touching. All good mommies know that clean hands are a must – just because they are a must.
Here’s a little tidbit about me:
I dee-test the feeling of my hands after they have had soap on them. They feel dry and sandpapery, and they catch on things and ick! ew! And with the heinous nail biting habit, I really don’t need any more gross going on with my hands.
One of my only memories of preschool is being made to wash my hands under water that felt way too hot on my hands. (Teacher wasn’t mean, I just have a low heat tolerance on my skin.)
So – I need clean hands – I hate soap and I hate hot water. Have to do something.
But wait, I also appreciate alcohol.
DIY found a way to mix these things together.
Now, since I’m a champ at taking the Kaiser on sketchy shopping trips, it was only fitting that we went to buy grain alcohol with babe in arms. Nothing says class like babies and 190 proof likker. I should have just bought a tin of Skoal and been done with my image busting for the year.
I decided to use the grain alcohol instead of the vodka from the DIY recipe because 1) higher proof and 2) didn’t want to be tempted to drink hand sanitizer.
I arranged my ingredients.
I mixed (no photo)
I refilled an old hand sanitizer bottle (reuse, reduce, recycle, have sex!), and put the spare in the fridge for later.
This was just the beginning of Martha F. Stewart coming to town.
Okay, so I must say – after the pic of Scout and his man-squash? I now understand your fascination with the “have sex” part of recycling 😉 Hee
Change your soap. Most soaps now days have detergents in them, that strip your skin of the oils that occur naturally which leave you moisturized. That “tight clean” feeling you get when you get out of the tub, is dry skin.
Use a handmade soap, preferably goats milk (closest in Ph balance to human skin). :p
You know what else totally rocks? honey & olive oil handsoap, I have a recipe somewhere….it makes your sink feel like buttah..
um, your sink, but probably also your skin.
Have you tried it yet? I think I’d just be switching soaps, but it’s interesting to now that you can make your own hand sanitizer! ;P
I also want to know if you’ve tried it yet…?
Soap kills my hands in the winter.
Kelli @ Gohn Crazy
Preschool has made me a germaphobe…correct that…an even bigger germaphobe. I need to get me some germ killer for the moment I get her out to the car. Interested to hear a review of your DIY sanitizer.
Or you can just throw that cool stuff out (or down) and use some good ole’ hydrochloric acid. That’ll chase off the germs and as an added bonus, take off your skin. You won’t have to worry about dryness anymore.
Thank you. That’ll be $.10. I’m here all week.
I have some yummy soap (olive oil lemon verbena I think) from Trader Joes that I keep in my kitchen. My hands dry out so badly in the winter I have to use something gentle. ….that reminds me, my Aunt used to keep Jergans cherry almond lotion in her kitchen to use after she washed the dishes…..everytime I smell that stuff I am back in her blue and white kitchen.
the egel nest
The tin of Skoal comment had me rolling…very funny…and very creative!
The Egel Nest
I HATE that feeling, too! I own more handlotion than should be legal. I’m going to try that….and if Flutter would kindly share her soap recipe, I’d be much abliged.
I love this idea! Thankyou, ummm now where do I buy grain alcohol?
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Well I’ll be horn-swaggled! (how’s THAT for Southern, missy?)
I have so never been into M.S. But you could put a new spin on this for me.
I’m usually just lazy and buy the sanitizer crap at Walmart.