Oily body scrub: preservative needed?

Hello! I´m formulating an oily body scrub for a client that wants an all-natural product, but I´m afraid of a Preservative efficacy failure on my formulation. Do you think this formula deserves a preservative although it is anhydrous? Which natural one would you suggest to be used if necessary? Thanks a lot for your advice!
The formula is:
oils (macadamia+grape seed+ sunflower) -- 45%
coconut (virgin or refine, not sure) -- 11%
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter -- 12%
Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate (olivem 100) - 11%
Sodium cocoyl isethionate (SCI) -- 2%
coconut shell powder (part.size 1mm) -- 16%
pineapple extract powder -- 2%
Vitamin E -- 0,5%
sandalwood essential oil --0,5%


  • It really depends on the packaging in this case. It might be ok in a tube, but if it’s going to be packaged in a jar and scooped out with wet fingers not adding preservatives is asking for a trouble.
  • Thanks ngarayeva001 for your answer, it’s going to be packaged in a jar, so would you suggest anyone (natural) for this formulation?
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