How do you make hand sanitizer without xanthan gum or carbomer?

Unknown Member
edited March 22 in Formulating
Hello guys, I want to know how I make hand sanitizer without carbomer and xanthan gum, because I don't know another method to help me?


  • Technically speaking, you don't need either of those to make hand sanitizer. Those are just additions to create a gel-like consistency.

    You could try using sepimax zen, or any other gel-type thickener.
  • PharmaPharma Member, Pharmacist
    edited March 22
    The officially recommended formulation by leading health authorities such WHO does not contain gelling agents.
    Some gellants might in fact reduce the efficacy of the sanitiser -> don't play around with products & additives which haven't proven safe and efficient in this regard and go with simple alcohols at appropriate concentrations!
  • AgateAgate Member
    You will find your questions on how to make sanitizer without a gelling agent answered here: (follow the link in the first post to the WHO guidelines, and stick to the guidelines)
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