This Waterless Hand Cleaner quickly dissolves soil for easy removal with a cloth or paper towel. It contains Soy Methyl Ester emollients to keep the skin soft and supple.

The formulation features Cola®Det DEF-40 which is a DEA and MEA-free surfactant that provides an effective, easy-to-use emulsifier for use in lotion-type or “ringing gel” waterless hand cleaners. This product improves the cleaning, rinsing, and rubs out “break” properties of waterless hand cleaner formulations based on odourless mineral spirits, deodorized kerosene, and d-Limonene.

This Waterless Hand Cleaner also features Poly Suga®Mulse D9 which is a PEG-free and naturally derived nonionic fragrance solubilizer made from 100% biobased raw materials.

Phase Trade Name INCI Name % w/w
1 Soy Methyl Ester 50.00
2 Cola®Det DEF-40 Anionic / Amide blend 16.70
3 Glycerin 0.90
4 Poly Suga®Mulse D9 Sorbitan Oleate Decylglucoside Crosspolymer 0.80
5 Water Aqua q.s to 100.00


Procedure for Waterless Hand Cleaner 

  1. Combine ingredients 1-4 in the primary vessel. Heat to 70°C.
  2. In a separate vessel, heat water to 70°C.
  3. Add water to the primary vessel. Mix 30 minutes while cooling.
  4. Transfer batch to the final container while warm. Allow to cool to room temperature.


Appearance: Ringing Gel
pH: 8.0 – 9.0

Waterless Hand Cleaner













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Waterless Hand Cleaner Formulation No. 4005