How to make hand cleanser gel?
Your mom was right: nothing beats soap and water for washing your hands. But sometimes there’s no water available, and it’s useful to have some soap “on hand” that doesn’t need rinsing!
Today, we’re sharing with you our recipe for hand sanitizing gel. It doesn’t take up much space, so you can keep it readily available (pocket, back pack, or office drawer), and it doesn’t need rinsing, so it’s practical for use after your yoga class, on walks or hikes, or on picnics.
- 72 g 70% isopropyl alcohol
- 48 g demineralized water
- 2 g cellulose gum
- 1.2g rosemary cineole essential oil
- 2 60 ml cosmo bottles
- 2 ramekins
- Scale accurate to 0.1g
- Mini whisk (with froth attachment)
Steps to follow
- Prepare and sterilize your equipment and workspace.
- Measure the ingredients.
- In the double boiler, heat water and alcohol, covering with a lid to limit evaporation.
- When the water + alcohol mixture reaches 60°C, remove from heat and add essential oil. Blend for a few seconds with the mini whisk.
- While continuing to blend, slowly add the cellulose gum. Make sure it dissolves completely – the mixture will gel quickly.
- Fill the bottles using the funnel.
Your hand gel is now ready for use!