Hand sanitiser

While hand washing is much better against spreading disease, sometimes a hand sanitiser can be more practical. The formula is sufficient for about 100 grams of hand sanitiser gel.

Requirements and ingredients

  • Alcohol 70% 100ml*
  • Glycerin 3 ml [10630]
  • HPM Cellulose 1g [16030]
  • Beaker 250 ml [30038]
  • Spatula [14907] or teaspoon
  • Weighing scale accurate to 0,1 g or Measuring spoon plastic 2.5 ml [30107]
  • Dropper plastic 3 ml [30110]
  • Bottle HENRI 24/410 natural HDPE 100 ml [14071]
  • Flap cap for HENRI bottles 24/410 [14073]
  • Appropriate label.

* Not sold by De Hekserij, try a pharmacy.


Put 3 ml of glycerin in the beaker. Add one gram of HPM cellulose to that. If you do not have a suitable scale, you can use our 2,5 ml plastic measuring spoon: one level measuring spoon of HPM cellulose is approximately 1 gram.

Mix this well together. Then add a small amount of alcohol and stir well. If everything seems well mixed: add another amount of alcohol and stir well again. Repeat until you’ve added all the alcohol. You now have a thin gel. The gel will thicken a little during the first 24 hours and become clearer.

Put the gel in the HENRI bottle, a funnel is not really necessary, but of course you can use one. Put the flap cap on and make a label for it.

The gel will not spoil quickly, because it contains a lot of alcohol. If the gel is not used for a long time, skin or lumps may form, but this can usually be solved with good stirring or shaking.

Is the gel too thick, or if you feel and see all kinds of grains and such in your hands when using it, you have used too much HPM cellulose. If the gel is too thin you have used too little. The balance is at about 1 gram.

Variations and additions

  • You can perfume the gel. For example with EO Lemongrass. Use up to about 15 drops of fragrances per 100 ml of gel according to taste. It is best to add the perfume to the glycerine and HPM cellulose before adding the alcohol.
  • Instead of regular alcohol (ethanol) you can also use isopropyl alcohol / isopropanol.

Basic formulation Cream with Glyceryl stearate SE

With our emulsifier Glyceryl stearate SE you can make the following cream. The formula is sufficient for about 100 grams of cream.

Supplies and ingredients

  • Low pan + heat source (stove, hotplate or the like)
  • Kettle or pan + heat source
  • Beaker 250 ml [30038]
  • Beaker 400 ml [30039]
  • 1 or 2 ointment spatulas [14901]
  • Weighing scale accurate to 0,1 g
  • Teaspoon or measuring spoon
  • Dropper pipettes plastic 3 ml [30110]
  • Dropper pipettes plastic 1 ml [30111]
  • Thermometer [30061]
  • Tissues
  • Cream jar(s) with lid

Water phase

  • 80 g fresh tap water
  • 3 g Glycerin [10630]
  • 0,5 g Xanthan gum [16102]
  • 20 drops (± 1 ml) HexaCon 91 [10306]

Oil phase

  • 5 g Glyceryl stearate SE [10409]
  • 2 g Cetyl alcohol [11120]
  • 10 g Macadamia oil [11005]
  • 2 drops (±- 0,1 ml) Tocoferol (Vitamin E) [10540]


Fill the low pan with a layer of about 2 cm of water and heat the pan, but DO NOT bring the water to a boil. Place the glycerine and xanthan gum in the 250 ml beaker and mix as well as possible. Boil about 100 ml of water and weigh 80 grams into the 250 ml beaker. Stir everything together well. Place the beaker in the low pan of water. Weigh out all the components of the oil phase in the 400 ml beaker, also place this beaker in the low pan. Make sure there is enough water in the low pan, it must not boil dry!

If the temperature of both beakers is at least 70°C, HexaCon 91 can be added to the beaker with water. Stir the beaker containing the oil phase with an ointment spatula. Stir the HexaCon 91 through the water with a (different) ointment spatula. Then add the oil phase drop by drop to the water phase,
always stir the water phase well. After a drop or 20, the oil phase can be added in a thin stream, keep stirring!

When the entire oil phase has been added, the beaker with cream can be removed from the pan. Use a cloth, the beaker is warm. In the meantime, keep stirring the content
vigorously while the beaker cools. Do not stop stirring until the contents have fallen below 30°C. Then fill one or a few cream jars with the
cream and let it cool down further.

The end result is a just pumpable, soft cream, about as thick as custard.

The cream usually has a shelf life of 1 to 2 months, however, at the slightest sign of spoilage, the cream should be thrown away.

Variants and additions

  • Feel free to use another ‘fatty’ oil, such as almond oil, avocado oil or soybean oil. Or use a mixture of different oils.
  • A perfume (perfume oil or essential oil) can be added to the oil phase, do not use more than a few (3-6) drops per 100 grams of cream.
  • A little more or less oil results in a thicker or thinner cream. With a few grams of Walschot CP it becomes a much firmer cream.

Shampoo bar scented with patchouli and lavender

A simple, solid and long-smelling shampoo bar. Of course, you can use a different perfume or leave it out, but at least this one lasts.


  • Water bath: low pan + heat source (cooker, hot plate or similar), in it:
    • Beaker 100 ml
    • Beaker 400 ml
  • Spatulas, spoons for scooping and stirring
  • Scales accurate to 0,1 grams
  • Dropper plastic 1 ml (2x)
  • Mould, e.g. a baking mould (use only for soap and cosmetics)


  • 50 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI)
  • 5 grams Shea Butter
  • 30 grams of tap water
  • 7 drops EO Patchouli
  • 7 drops EO Lavandin Abrialis (org)


Weigh the SCI in a 400 ml beaker and add the water. Heat the beaker in the water bath and stir until the SCI and water form a paste. Melt and stir the shea butter separately in the 100 ml beaker (also in the water bath) and add to the SCI paste. Stir firmly and keep stirring until everything is well mixed. Now also add the EO Patchouli and EO Lavandin Abrialis (org) with a pipette and stir well again. Put the whole mixture into the mould and press firmly so that all the corners are filled and there is no air left in it. Beware: hot!

When everything has cooled down, the shampoo bar is hard and, once removed from the mould, can be used immediately. If stored dry, it can usually be kept for up to a year, but throw it away at the slightest sign of decay.

Variants and additions

  • You can use a different plant butter such as cocoa butter or mango butter, or a mixture of butters.
  • If you use more butter, the cleansing effect decreases and the nourishing effect increases.
  • Of course, you can use a different perfume, but this one has been tested and is long-lasting.
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