Interior Advocate and Curbly member Ken Hoyt gives us a heads up to a DIY hand sanitizer. The great thing about it is it's based on an all-natural, antibiotic free, 500 year old recipe called Thieves Oil that was used to help combat the bubonic plague. (Take THAT swine flu!) If you don't believe in its efficacy, it's been duly researched by the scientific community and the NY Times. Dr. Lawrence D. Rosen, MD, who happens to be a pediatrician, has adapted the ancient oil blend to create a hand sanitizer which he uses at his Whole Child Center, and, as we know, children are walking petri dishes. To make a batch of your own, you'll need the following essential oils:
- lemon, grapefruit or orange
To see what else you'll need, follow this link to Dr. Rosen's recipe. I bet is smells wonderful!