I'm very happy to join this forum, I found a lot of useful information already, so thank you for that.
I'm making an aftershave lotion and I'm quite satisfied with the consistency and properties of the product, but I don't like the aroma.
I use preservatives such as potasium sorbate and sodium benzoate mix and they give the product this weird light smell (they are not out of date). For better aroma I use essential oils (such as sandalwood, myrrh and bergamot), but the aroma lasts only for two weeks or so and then it changes or it's gone. I use the EO only 0.5% of percentage, so they don't irritate the skin. I read about adding limonene/linalool/geraniol. Will they boost the aroma and make it last for at least year? Maybe you can suggest safe suppliers in Europe (shipping from USA is very expensive).
Thank you very much in advance, I will appreciate your suggestions.