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  • Body lotion

    Posted by regipa on June 2, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Hi, I am planning to make a body lotion with coconut, rice bran and palm oil,KOH, 3% glycerin,2 % NaCl 0.5% citric acid, herbal extracts and essential oils. Do I need to  additional preservatives?

    belassi replied 7 years ago 5 Members · 8 Replies
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  • johnb

    Member
    June 2, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Yes

  • DRBOB@VERDIENT.BIZ

    Member
    June 2, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    you bet-what is your Ph?

  • regipa

    Member
    June 2, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    ph is around 7. can you please suggest some preservative if necessary

  • Doreen

    Member
    June 2, 2017 at 3:13 pm
  • DRBOB@VERDIENT.BIZ

    Member
    June 2, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    You can use either 1% phenoxyethanol or % Germaben 11 which I recommend as we have samples of cream that are still good after four year shelf life.

  • regipa

    Member
    June 3, 2017 at 4:47 am

    phenoxyethanol is very expensive. can you suggest anything from the list below with percentage

    Propyl parabbin,Methyl parabbin ,Sodium benzoate ,Potsssium sorbate

  • johnb

    Member
    June 3, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Phenoxyethanol is normally very cheap.

  • belassi

    Member
    June 3, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    0.2% methyl + 0.1% propyl paraben. At pH 7 the other two don’t function.

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