Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Waterless Hand Soaps Manufacturing

Waterless hand soaps are available for hand washing in a gel or foam form. These hand washes allow you to wash your hands using an alcohol based product without any water. The gel dries faster than the foam and irritates and dries the skin less. After making contact with your hands for 15 seconds either of these products can destroy 99.9% of germs. These products are very convenient when soap and water are unavailable such as during camping, fishing, or traveling.

The waterless hand soaps manufacturing process is comprised mainly of one active ingredient – ethyl alcohol. Ethyl alcohol is also found in alcoholic beverages such as wine and beer. The hand washes are primarily made up of ethyl alcohol but they may contain additional ingredients such as isopropyl alcohol, propylene glycol, and moisturizers. These ingredients are referred to as inactive ingredients. Waterless hand soaps are generally not tested on animals and do not contain any animal products. They must also meet specific requirements of the FDA. 

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