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DIY Natural Hand Sanitizer

As we enter the spring season, it seems we’re less concerned about seasonal allergies and blooming gardens these days. Here at LEVO HQ, we promote positivity and encourage people to live well, often adding plants and other herbs to the equation. With brick and mortar stores and price-conscious online retailers running out of hygiene products during this crazy time, did you know that you can make a natural hand sanitizer at home with your LEVO?

Our friends over at the mindful brand of plant-powered dishwashing tools, Sqwishful, recently shared a natural hand sanitizer recipe they’ve been actively making at home. We couldn’t help but make a #LEVOmade version of our own to share with our LEVO Love Club.

Check out the recipe below so together we can promote good health, better hygiene, and also cut costs from excessive buying of unnatural, potentially harmful hand sanitizers.

For an optional CBD component, try the recommendation from Jamie Evans, Founder of The Herb Somm and Author of the soon to be released book, The Ultimate Guide to CBD: Explore The World of Cannabidiol.

Ingredients

1 tbsp rubbing alcohol*
1/2 tsp vegetable glycerin
1/4 cup aloe vera gel
10 drops litsea cubeba oil blend
2 teaspoons of dried lavender
2 teaspoons of grapefruit zest (or 4 drops grapefruit seed extract)
Distilled water

*Preferably find Isopropanol (60 to 80%) for the best antimicrobial efficacy

Optional CBD component: 2.5 grams of CBD-rich hemp flower

LEVO Prep

Fill pod about 2/3 of the way full with dried lavender and shaved grapefruit zest.

Add glycerin to LEVO reservoir.

Set temperature to 185°F-200°F and time to 15 to 30 minutes.

Optional CBD infusion: If you decide to add CBD-rich hemp flower to your recipe, begin your infusion here.

Fill pod with 2.5 grams of flower. With your LEVO II, begin with the Activate cycle. At its default setting of 240°F for 30 minutes, you will decarboxylate/activate the CBD component, preparing it for infusion.

Once you’ve completed the Activate cycle, keep the pod inside and add glycerin to LEVO reservoir.

Set temperature to 185°F-200°F and time to 2.5 hours.

Once the infusion is complete, remove the pod and empty the flower. Refer to infusion notes above by adding the dried lavender and grapefruit zest!

Instructions

After dispensing infused glycerin from your LEVO, mix rubbing alcohol and aloe vera gel in a small bowl.

Add oils and distilled water to thin to desired consistency.

Transfer to bottle and share with friends & family!

Friendly reminder that washing your hands as often as possible is still the best remedy for fighting bacteria. Share what you make with #LEVOmade and feel free to highlight any herbal combinations or scents that you love!

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