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  • 100% natural preservatives

    Posted by AleH on February 11, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Hi, I’m formulating for a client that wants a 100% natural emulsion, again struggling with preservation issues! I know Leucidal can preserve against some bacteria but what about molds? What can I use to preserve against molds 100% natural? Any suggestion? Thanks!

    AleH replied 4 years, 4 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • OldPerry

    February 11, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    That depends on what they consider 100% natural. What standards are you following?  Also, what emulsifier are you using that is 100% natural?  Lecithin?

  • Agate

    February 12, 2020 at 8:29 am

    AMT (the producer of leucidal) recommends a combination with their fungicidal AMTicide Coconut, you can buy a combined product which is called Leucidal SF Complete.

  • AleH

    February 12, 2020 at 10:55 am

    I know “natural” is a tricky and gray zone, but I have to go as close as possible! My client accepted Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate as an emulsifier but not Dehydroacetic acid and benzyl alcohol as a preservative, that’s why I’m looking for other alternatives.
    Thanks @Agate, I will check that!

  • AleH

    February 12, 2020 at 10:56 am

    Does anyone have experience with sodium levulinate+sodium anisate? 

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