Now, more than ever, we’re obsessing over hygiene but while everyone is hitting the shops panic buying and emptying the shelves, they’re all missing a trick. There is a rather well-known ingredient that often appears in a lot of blemish-tackling skincare products that can actually double up as a hand sanitiser!
Introducing Australian Bodycare…
This incredible brand’s iconic body wash can actually also be used to substitute your regular hand wash. It’s super refreshing and effectively cleanses the skin by removing all bacteria and excess oil without causing dryness. The anti-bacterial Tea Tree Oil restores the skin’s natural protection while the glycerine adds moisture and helps the skin maintain a proper balance. What’s better is that you can use it all over!
Tea Tree Oil is a high action antiseptic that can not only give a deep-down treatment to minor skin troubles such as blemishes, spots, insect bites and more, it can effectively fight against many bacteria. This natural anti-bacterial oil also has antiviral properties that will help to keep your skin hygienically clean whilst maintaining its natural PH balance too. Now isn’t that just a miracle in a bottle.
If you wanted to go a step further, you could also use it with other products to create your very own bottle of hand sanitiser by following this recipe from Healthline.
All you’ll need is:
- ¾ cup of rubbing alcohol
- ¼ cup of Aloe Vera (to counteract the harshness of alcohol)
- 10 drops of Tea Tree Oil
- Pour all the ingredients into a bowl
- Mix the solution with a spoon and then beat with a whisk to turn the sanitiser into a gel-like formula
- Pour the ingredients into an empty bottle for easy use, and label it “hand sanitiser"
- Keep it stored somewhere safe away from children
This antiseptic cream is great especially if you suffer with dryness to keep your skin moisturised and sanitised. If you are going to be washing your hands more than normal and using sanitising products containing alcohol, it’s definitely worth keeping on top of using hand cream too.
Do you have any hygiene hacks? Will you be taking inspiration from Australian Bodycare’s iconic ingredient Tea Tree Oil? There's no need to stress or worry about getting your hands on little tubs of hand sanitiser that are often very overpriced for what you get when you can take steps of your own to make your own sanitising solutions with the help of a powerful, ingenious oil!