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

    Posted by Anonymous on March 22, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    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?

    Agate replied 4 years, 3 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • natzam44

    March 22, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    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.

  • Pharma

    March 22, 2020 at 4:21 pm
    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!
  • Agate

    March 23, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    You will find your questions on how to make sanitizer without a gelling agent answered here: https://chemistscorner.com/cosmeticsciencetalk/discussion/7284/how-do-you-make-hand-sanitizer (follow the link in the first post to the WHO guidelines, and stick to the guidelines)

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