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  • hand sanitiser

    Posted by NicolB on March 18, 2020 at 9:54 am

    Hi, I need some advice on the formulation of an hand sanitiser. The only ethanol I could find has been denatured with Denatonium Benzoato and Methyl Isobutyl Ketone. Can I use this product? Any regulation I need to consider?
    Thank you

    Pharma replied 3 years ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Pharma

    March 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm
    Denatonium benzoate is added at extremely low levels because denatonium is the most bitter substance known to mankind. It’s use on skin is without problem. On the other hand, MIK is regarded as possibly carcinogenic… up to you whether or not you want to use it for personal use.
    Are there regulations: Where I live, yes there are. Where you live… probably not (after all, your country still uses MIK as denaturant).