Purifying hand and face cleansing gel

Purifying hand and face cleansing gel

Formula: 10658

Phase Ingredients for ~250 ml Quantity
A gentle washing base 75 gr
A Lauryl glucoside 50 gr
A Decyl glucoside 25 gr
B flat mineral water 94 gr
C tea tree essential oil 40 drops
C sage essential oil 20 drops
C lime essential oil 55 drops
C lactic acid 1 gr
C cosgard OR grapefruit seed extract 50 drops

Sanitize the dedicated containers and utensils you will work with, details in the general safety guidelines.

Before preparation:
If the surfactant is hardened and whitish, it will be liquefied beforehand in a hot water bath until it becomes fluid and translucent. Eventually, it can be heated in the water bath, together with the other phase A surfactants. It is important that the surfactant mix is translucent, before the addition of phase B and C.

Preparation method:
In a glass, transfer the gentle washing base and the surfactants, one at a time, and mix after each one, slowly, thoroughly.
Gradually add phase B water over the composition, little by little, stirring slowly and avoiding the formation of a lot of foam.
Add the phase C ingredients one at a time, mixing after each. The resulting gel is transferred to the dedicated container; will be clarified the next day. pH ~ 7.

A concentrated hygiene solution, suitable for washing the hands and the face, especially useful for skin affected by acne, blackheads, congested skin, given the content of essential oils with purifying action. Basically, it is used like a liquid soap.

Options and explanations:

  • the recipe was reformulated following the feedback of those who prepared it; now it has a pretty good viscosity, no need to add xanthan gum
  • this gel is concentrated in cleaning and purifying substances, it can be used instead of an antibacterial soap
  • instead of tea tree essential oil, fragonia essential oil can be used
  • laurel, cajeput or rosemary essential oil can be used instead of sage essential oil
  • eucalyptus lemon essential oil can be used instead of lime essential oil
  • part of the flat water can be replaced by glycerin, approximately 15 gr, for a moisturizing effect


  • Difficulty: beginner/advanced/experienced
  • Utensils: precision scale, a large Berzelius glass, teaspoon/spatula
  • Container: Globe bottle, 250 ml with pump dispenser
  • Shelf life: 3 months - prepared in optimal hygiene conditions, kept in a cool place