Hello helpful people!
So, we have a liquid soap (body wash) product that is founded on a base of coconut oil + olive oil. Nothing fancy here.
I have several questions related to storage (really it's 1 big rambling question):
- After we make the base paste, is it best practice to store it for a while before diluting it with water?
- ..Or is it best to store the *diluted* paste in storage?
- Either way, how long is it recommended to wait before we mix in the final ingredients (essential oils, guar gum, blah blah)?
- *How* should we store the paste (or diluted paste)? In plastic pails with sealed lids, perhaps? Anything I should know about recommended storage temperatures?
Until now we've been making stuff pretty much on demand. But we're scaling up, and we're shifting into 'building an inventory of the product' mode.
Thank you so much!