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Washing & Sanitizing Your Hands with Essential Oils

No matter what illnesses are currently in the news, being passed around the schools, or lurking on the horizon, you hear all the time that washing and sanitizing your hands is the best way to protect yourself.  Whether you’re keeping the classroom germies at bay, or protecting yourself from the yuckies on the grocery cart handle, or even preparing to combat a larger threat to your family’s well being…doTERRA offers several options.

The best thing you can do is wash your hands – wash them consistently and wash them well.  And if you have antibacterial, antiviral, anti-everything-yucky essential oil blend at your disposal, you’re all set.

doTERRA OnGuard Protective Blend is all of that and more.  A proprietary blend of Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils, OnGuard is an absolute powerhouse of protective goodness. Below are lots of ideas for handwashing products and DIY ideas you can start using today, as well as pre-made sanitizer spray and more that doTERRA offers for those who would rather purchase.

doTERRA Hand Sanitizing Spray

Hand sanitizing gel or spray is often recommended to keep hands clean and prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses.  Unfortunately, many of the commercial varieties contain toxins.  Have you tried doTERRA’s Hand Sanitizing Spray, made with OnGuard?  I’ll be honest, I resisted trying it for a while.  Now I wish I hadn’t – I’m totally in love with this spray!  It smells great, one spray pump covers my whole hand, and it’s super convenient.   I keep mine on the console in my purse, and it’s lasting a long time!

doTERRA Hand Sanitizing Spray with OnGuard Protective Blend

DIY Hand Cleansing Spray

DIY doTERRA Hand Cleansing Gel

doTERRA Foaming Hand Wash

doTERRA Foaming Hand Wash is fantastic – we have it at every single sink in our home.  It cleans well, smells great, and I feel so much better knowing the kids have access to it all the time.  There are several ways to buy – doTERRA offers the concentrate refill bottle by itself, or packaged with a foaming dispenser.  (My dispensers are atleast a year old, and are going strong!)

Buy: doTERRA Foaming Hand Wash

Product Spotlight: Foaming Hand Wash

DIY Foaming Hand Wash (add OnGuard, Tea Tree (Melaleuca), Oregano for a full Immune Boosting effect!)

Protecting Your Body with doTERRA OnGuard

Frugal Tip:  Don’t use the concentrate at full strength in your dispenser – 50/50 with water is great, but you could do more or less depending on your preference.  Your bottle of concentrate will last a long time!

DIY Soaps, Body Wash, Cleansing Gel

If you have even one bottle of doTERRA OnGuard Protective Blend, you can do a lot to protect your family.  Each 15mL (large) bottle of doTERRA oil or blend contains about 250 drops.  Oftentimes, all you need for each use is one drop.  One bottle will go a LONG WAY!

Below are several fun ideas to get the health effects of OnGuard for your family.  Many of these projects can also be made with other oils, to promote sleep and relaxation, or sooth anxious feelings, or uplift moods…experiment and see what your family likes!

Bathtub Bubbles with OnGuard Foaming Hand Wash

DIY Body Wash (Add your favorite antibacterial/antiviral essential oils)

DIY Kids Soap (Add On Guard, but not too much for kids’ sensitive skin!)

DIY doTERRA Hand Cleansing Gel

Frugal Tip: I put about 20 drops of OnGuard in my dishsoap dispenser at the kitchen sink.  Every time anyone washes dishes, they’re boosting their immune system!  Not to mention helping to eliminate bacteria and germs on the dishes and surrounding area.

Frugal Tip: Adding antibacterial/antiviral essential oils to your favorite unscented lotion is another way to easily add immune boosting power to your everyday life.  It’s so easy!  (Don’t have a favorite unscented lotion? Consider doTERRA’s Fragrance Free Hand Lotion)

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