How to setup Herbal Hand Sanitizer Factory

By Admin 26 Aug 2020

Herbal hand sanitizers are alcohol-free sanitizers generally based on disinfectants, such as benzalkonium chloride or on antimicrobial agents, such as triclosan. The activity of disinfectants and antimicrobial agents is both immediate and protracted. Herbal hand sanitizers also contain emollients glycerin that soothes the skin, thickening agents, and fragrance.

Ingredients of herbal hand sanitizer 

  • Aloe Vera gel
  • Lavender hydrosol
  • Isopropyl alcohol or Ethyl Alcohol (prasanna)
  • Lemon oil
  • Tea tree oil
  • Eucalyptus oil

License Requirement

Herbal hand sanitizer manufacturing license fee is ₹ 1,000 which renew after 5 years. Herbal hand sanitizers can be manufactured on the basis of Form 25 D of Drugs and Cosmetic Rules.

License granted by state Ayurvedic Drugs Controller whose is in state capital.

Inspection done by District Ayuredic officer.

Documents along with application form:

  • If premises are own registry of company is required.
  • If premises on rent in this case rent agreement is required.
  • Constitution details in case of partnership, partnership deed is required and in case of private limited companies memorandum and article of association is required.
  • Details of partners or directors
  • List of machinery
  • List of product with brand name which includes list of items to be manufactured
  • Blue print of map


Area required

2,000 sq. ft. Minimum area required for herbal hand sanitizer factory which include 1200 sq. ft. for production.

Various rooms required

  • Raw material store
  • Finished Goods store
  • Packing material store
  • Laboratory
  • Process area
  • Office
  • Change room
  • Washroom
  • Lunchroom etc.

Formulation of Herbal Hand Sanitizer Gel

Carbapol 940 and Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) added to deionized water with constant stirring. After uniform mixing, glycerin was added with slow stirring to avoid formation of possible air bubbles in the product. All the extracts were added to this mixture followed by the addition of PG. All the aqueous extract of neem, Ocimum sanctum and Citrus lemon were added along 0.3% of perfume and mixed by slow stirring to get uniform product. Prepared products were stored in HDPE containers.


  • Hand Sanitizer Mixer

              This is the equipment used for mixing the ingredients. This can be a Vacuum Emulsifier, High Shear Mixer or a Powder-liquid Disperser Mixer which can make small to large batches of hand sanitizer solution.

  • Hand Sanitizer Filling Machine

This is a machine used for accurately filling container bottles for hand sanitizers. You have several options such as Liquid Filling Machines and Viscous Liquid Filling Machines.

  • Hand Sanitizer Capping Machine

An automated machine, capping machines can automatically cap bulk hand sanitizer containers in a matter of an hour. You may have several options such as Screw Capping Machines, Rotary Vacuum Screw Capping Machine

  • Hand Sanitizer Labeling Machine

Labeling machines can accurately put a brand or emboss a name on your containers. A variety of options include Pressure Sensitive Labeler, Optical Laser Printing Machine, Inject Printing Machine.

Technical staff requirement

Manufacturing Chemist – BAMS

Analytical Chemist – BSC./B.Pharma/BAMS