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Why DIY CBD Hand Sanitizer is the Best for Your Hands



Contents

1. Introducing CBD Hand Sanitizer
2. How to Make CBD Hand Sanitizer
    2.1 CBD Hand Sanitizer Recipe
    2.2 DIY Instructions
3. Benefits of Adding CBD Oil
    3.1 Transdermal Versus Topical Cannabinoids
4. Hand Hygiene
    4.1 Looking for More Topical CBD Products?

 

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1. Introducing CBD Hand Sanitizer

 

Many of us have used more hand sanitizer in the last few months than ever before in our lives. In this article, we will help make the most of this situation by helping you take your hand sanitizer to the next level. Specifically, you’ll learn how to make your own CBD hand sanitizer at home—and the reasons you should. 

Learn how to make your own CBD hand sanitizer at home.

This is crazy: Who would have expected 2020 would be the year of quarantining and hand-washing?

With the current demands of this global pandemic, good health and hand hygiene have never been more important. With the spread of the novel coronavirus called COVID-19, maintaining good health is more critical than ever. 

Sadly, one of the downsides to this healthy habit involves struggling with dry and cracking hands from all of this hand-washing. Others are challenged by being in situations where they can’t wash their hands as needed.

The CDC recommends washing your hands often. And if soap and water are not available, then hand sanitizer should be used that contains at least 60% alcohol. [1]

Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Moreover, the World Health Organization (WHO) states that:

“Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.”

The reason you want at least 60% alcohol:

Alcohol is the primary ingredient in hand sanitizers. Alcohol is able to exert effects by breaking up cells and proteins and messing with cellular metabolism. While scrubbing hands helps to wash away bacteria and viruses, sanitizers use alcohol to kill these potential invaders instead.

Unfortunately, stores have been sold out of hand sanitizer for months, so what can be done? Well, here’s a thought.

Why not make it yourself?

Stores have been sold out of hand sanitizer for months, so make your own CBD hand sanitizer.

You might be wondering: How can I use hand sanitizer regularly without wrecking my skin? For people in this situation, adding CBD to your hand sanitizer may help make all the difference. By the end of this article, you’ll see why CBD hand sanitizer is a great supplement to your hand hygiene routine.

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What’s the bottom line? Combined, washing your hands and using hand sanitizer can help slow the transmission of coronavirus

If you’re going to be using hand sanitizer frequently, why not make the recipe even better? Why not make a product that helps promote good skin health while you’re at it? 

We’ll now get to the information you’ve been waiting for: how to make CBD hand sanitizer at home. It’s an easy process that requires no special skills or tools—just a few simple ingredients. 

Interested in learning more about CBD hand sanitizer

Find out how to make CBD Hand Sanitizer.

2. How to make CBD Hand Sanitizer

 

Now, the big question on your mind is: How easy is this to do? The answer: It’s super easy, and anyone can do it at home. No longer will you have to rely on stores finally restocking hand sanitizer. It’s time to take the matter into your own hands—literally.

Follow these simple steps to create your own DIY CBD-infused hand sanitizer

2.1 CBD Hand Sanitizer Recipe

Ingredients

  • 10 drops of tea tree essential oil 
  • 1 cup of rubbing alcohol 
  • ½ cup of pure aloe vera gel or witch hazel
  • 8–10 drops essential oil in the fragrance of your choice
  • 4 mL of CBD 

Try to find rubbing alcohol with the highest percentage of alcohol possible.

Wondering which CBD oil to buy? You can go with a flavored one if you like, but a plain CBD oil is a safer choice. For example, SOL CBD Natural Tincture would be a perfect fit.

SOL CBD's Premium CBD Tincture with No Added Flavor

 

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Tea tree oil is another antibacterial that helps take your hand sanitizer to the next level. Combine it with some pleasant-smelling essential oil, and you’ll complete this wonderful concoction to suit your preferences. 

We suggest a citrus aroma, but you can pick any you like. The world is your oyster—select any scent that you’ll enjoy having on your hands. 

The use of aloe vera or witch hazel helps to create the gel consistency you want for the easy application of this hand sanitizer. 

The use of aloe vera or witch hazel helps to create the gel consistency you want for the easy application of this hand sanitizer.

Finally, the CBD is added to introduce all the benefits of topical CBD effects on your skin. We’ll learn about the specific benefits below.

The critical factor around CBD is using a high-quality product that contains exactly what the label describes. (Click to tweet)

In fact, all of our CBD oils meet this standard and could be used to create your CBD hand sanitizer.

All of our CBD oils meet high-quality standards and could be used to create your CBD hand sanitizer.

RELATED: How to Choose a High-quality CBD Oil 

2.2 DIY Instructions

Using a large and clean mixing bowl, add the essential oils first. After that, add your alcohol and aloe vera or witch hazel and mix well. Finally, add in your CBD oil and mix until well combined.

Take your mixture and transfer it to clean, empty containers, preferably airtight. You can use an empty hand sanitizer container, travel bottle, or spray bottle depending on your preferences. 

And that’s it! It’s so easy and simple that anyone can do it. No fancy tools are needed, so as long as you have a bowl and a spoon, you’ll be good to go. 

Making CBD-infused hand sanitizer is easy and simple.

3. Benefits of Adding CBD oil

 

Want to know the best part? Adding CBD to your hand sanitizer comes with a wealth of benefits—both for your health and the health of your skin: 

  • CBD has a favorable safety profile overall. [2]
  • Specifically, at lower doses, CBD can promote and maintain health through antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective effects.
  • Furthermore, CBD appears to be more effective than vitamin C and E around neuroprotective antioxidant abilities.
  • Finally, CBD can help with skin conditions, including acne. 

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CBD can help with skin conditions, including acne.

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CBD is non-toxic and does not influence our physiology in noticeably negative ways. It is also non-psychotropic, which means it does not have the impairing impacts on psychological functioning that THC does. [3]

CBD is being increasingly recognized as a powerful new antibiotic. It is known to be active against Gram-positive bacteria, which can cause many serious infections. [4] (Click to tweet)

CBD is being increasingly recognized as a powerful new antibiotic.

Sadly, COVID-19 is a virus and not a bacteria, so this research does not translate directly to this pandemic. All that considered, it sure doesn’t hurt to add an antibacterial boost to your hand sanitizer!

CBD oil is also thought to be a good natural moisturizer, helping to keep your skin soft. With the known side effect of alcohol causing dry skin, adding CBD may help counter these impacts. 

If you’re worried about potential downsides of adding CBD, have no fear. According to the WHO, CBD demonstrates no abuse or dependence potential. [5]

That said, there are some potential negative interactions with other pharmaceuticals that require consideration. Check with your physician or pharmacist to avoid potential drug interactions. 

Shifting back to the possible benefits of topical CBD, research has found numerous benefits, including:

  • Anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing effects
  • CBD exercises anti-inflammatory effects on sebocytes, important cells in your skin
  • CBD can reduce keratinocytes from overproducing, as occurs in psoriasis
  • Transdermal CBD can reduce pain and inflammation in arthritis conditions [6]

CBD can reduce keratinocytes from overproducing, as occurs in psoriasis

RELATED: How Topical CBD Helps with Inflammation and Muscle Pain

Our CBD oils are made using CO2-extracted hemp-derived CBD. This mixture contains a full spectrum of phytonutrients, enzymes, and vitamins. 

While applying alcohol to your skin is also nontoxic, it can be known to cause irritation and dryness. Thankfully, CBD may just help counter these inherent negative effects of alcohol while still allowing it to serve its valuable purpose. (Click to tweet)

CBD may help counter the negative effects of alcohol in hand sanitizers.

3.1 Transdermal Versus Topical Cannabinoids

One scientific topic to understand just a bit is that of topical versus transdermal delivery methods.

A topical application involves cannabinoids infused into the cream or lotion. In this state, the cannabinoids can reach the skin but will not enter the bloodstream. In fact, this is why topical applications of THC do not get you high. The same goes for CBD, which will not have the same effect as with oral ingestion.

On the other hand, transdermal patches and creams use an additional chemical compound to help carry the cannabinoids through the skin and into the bloodstream. With this type of delivery method, the THC or CBD will be able to reach the bloodstream and have overall effects. [6]

Topical applications are great for local dosing of cannabinoids to aid the skin. And why would you want to provide cannabinoids to your skin? 

This is easy to answer. The skin also contains cannabinoid receptors, which are directly interacted with by cannabinoids you apply to your skin.

Topical applications are great for local dosing of cannabinoids to aid the skin.

RELATED: Topical CBD: Benefits and Uses of CBD Balms and Lotions

4. Hand Hygiene

 

Just a quick reminder: This CBD Hand Sanitizer is not a replacement for washing hands.

Using soap and water, and washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, is the most simple thing you can do. Frankly, it is something we should all be doing as frequently as possible. Washing your hands should be your first go-to.

CBD Hand Sanitizer is not a replacement for washing hands.

If, for whatever reason, you can’t wash your hands (or you just want an extra germ-killing and moisturizing boost afterward), then it is time for hand sanitizer. This is where you can use your newly made CBD-infused hand sanitizer to help keep you healthy. 

Make sure you let the sanitizer dry into your hands, and do not pat your hands dry on a towel. The sanitizer needs to remain on the skin long enough to kill off bacteria. 

In between hand sanitizer, using a CBD-infused moisturizer can help keep your skin strong and healthy. (Click to tweet)

Using a CBD-infused moisturizer can help keep your skin strong and healthy.

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If you’re interested in learning more, we’ll conclude with a quick look at some of our other topical CBD products. 

4.1 Looking for More Topical CBD Products?

We also offer a CBD Infused Herbal Balm and two CBD-infused organic skin care formulations. All of these products contain full-spectrum hemp extract to provide you with your daily dose of CBD. Find out what works best for you as you take your CBD knowledge to the next level!

CBD-infused Herbal Balm contains full-spectrum hemp extract to provide you with the best quality CBD.

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Sources:

  1. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5569602/
  3. https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ben/cds/2011/00000006/00000004/art00005
  4. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190623143055.htm
  5. https://www.who.int/medicines/access/controlled-substances/CannabidiolCriticalReview.pdf
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6222489/

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