By Johanna Ferreira, SELF magazine
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With the cold and flu season approaching, it's vital to take extra precautions in order to keep germs away. Whether you're in a public restroom, or on the train you can easily come in contact with all kinds of microscopic menaces. Stay away from nasty flu-spreading germs with this really easy DIY Hand Sanitizer!
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What You Need
-1/3 cup Aloe Vera Gel
-2/3 Grain Alcohol
-5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
-5 drops of an essential oils you like (lemon, rose, etc)
What To Do
1. In a small bowl mix together the aloe vera gel and grain alcohol. Make sure you don't reduce the amount of alcohol you use because in order for it to be affective, a hand sanitizer must have a minimum of 60%.
2. Then add the tea tree essential oil. Though it smells strong, it has its own anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, to give you an extra boost of protection.
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3. To soften the