Published on by New Directions
Hand Washing Gel Recipe
- This hand-washing gel is disinfectant, cleansing, and beneficial to the skin.
- 280 gram boiled water
- 112 gram witch hazel solution
- 112 gram glycerine soap or vegetable soap
- 2-3 tbsp. Pectin
- 2 tbsp. Honey
- 2 gram borax(optional)
- 10 drops lavender
- 10 drops Roman chamomile
- Yield: about 420 gram
- Heat water and witch hazel, sprinkle in the borax and stir
- Add the soap and allow to melt.
- Heat about 2-3 cups of water separately beforehand, sprinkle pectin slowly into it
- Stir until it has completely dissolved.
- Add the pectin to the soap solution, stir and let cool.
- When the mixture has reached skin temperature, add the honey and essential oils and stir again.
- For convenience, fill it into a bottle with a pump top.
- After a few hours, the mixture will have jelled and is ready for use.
- If the gel has become too thick, it can be diluted with water.
- If it has become too thin, dissolve a little more pectin in warm water and add it, using as much pectin as is necessary to make the gel thicker.
- For particularly brittle, chapped hands and injured skin, use myrrh instead of lavender.