Can liquid hand sanitizer be thickened?

Can liquid hand sanitizer be thickened?

Can liquid hand sanitizer be thickened?

How to thicken hand sanitizer. I used a little xanthan gum to thicken the DIY hand sanitizer gel. It's perfectly fine to make the DIY hand rub without it, but the hand sanitizer might be rather liquid. The hand sanitizer gel you see in the photos was thickened with xanthan gum and has a wonderful, gel-like texture.

What thickener is used in hand sanitizer?

The best way to thicken hand sanitizer is with a thickening agent called Carbomer 940. It is what is usually used in store-bought hand sanitizers. An alternative thickener is xantham gum which is generally less expensive and easier to find, typically available at grocery stores in the baking aisle.

How do you make hand sanitizer with cornstarch?


How do you fix watery hand sanitizer?

Alternative Thickening Method

  1. Put the watery sanitizer into a food blender and add xanthan gum into the solution.
  2. Keep the blender working until all of the hand sanitizer ingredients are mixed. It should look like a smooth and even solution.
  3. Let it sit for an hour to form a gel-like consistency.

What can I add to my hand sanitizer to make it thicker?

Either way, you can make your hand sanitizer thicker by adding more aloe vera gel, or thinner by adding more alcohol or witch hazel. When you have the consistency you want, add a scent to your hand sanitizer by putting in a few drops of an essential oil, like lavender or peppermint, which have antiseptic properties.

How can I get a hand sanitizer solution to form a gel?

The sanitizer that I have right now is watery and will not gel. My teacher told me to change our formulation because it is not good. Our ingredients are ethyl alcohol, aloe vera gel, and lavender scent. What else could we add to this mixture to really "gel" the hand sanitizer?

Which is thicker aloe gel or hand sanitizer?

Hand sanitizer with aloe gel forms a loose gel that actually holds bubbles and is a good bit thicker than alcohol alone. There is one more crucial part missing…fragrance.

How to make homemade hand sanitizer and spray?

One part aloe gel and two parts alcohol went into a bottle… Two parts alcohol (91%) with 1 part aloe gel in a bottle, not yet mixed. It took a lot of shaking to get them to combine, and initially, the mixture was pretty thin. I was unconvinced.

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