Hand Sanitiser Formulation Development
Do you operate a Distillery that produces “Heads” and “Tails” as waste byproducts? If so, we have a developed a gelled hand sanitiser formula that converts that alcohol into a product that not only has the requisite ethanol content, but also smells less “industrial” and has a better texture than most grades.
The WHO alcohol hand rub formula provides a liquid, rather than a gel. One argument is that a liquid penetrates better but the other is that the gel prevents the alcohol evaporating too quickly. The overall view appears to be that a gel is the better option.
Our formula provides a gel with the following benefits:
- Moisturising component to minimise skin drying
- Not too slimy
- Leaves no residue after rubbing
- Not too runny
- 70% Ethanol content
- Essential Oil content that can be customised to create an aroma to compliment the distillation heads and tails
The aroma in particular makes the product a joy, rather than a chore to use.
The formula will work with heads and tails that have an alcohol content exceeding 82% to give a gel with an ethanol percentage comfortably exceeding 70%. However, it is possible to use heads and tails with lower alcohol contents by mixing in TSDA1 Denatured Ethanol. Typically a 50/50 mix of of 67% proof heads and tails, blended with 96% TSDA 1 will give the required result.