Can I skip using preservatives until I figure out the rest of my formulation?
Hello all, I’m wondering if I can formulate without preservatives simply for experimental purposes. I want to make a body wash and body lotion and I want to play around with different surfactants, thickeners, emulsifiers, oils, butters etc to compare different ingredients and see which ones yield the results I want. My issue is, I didn’t order enough of the preservative I’m using and I’m located outside the US so to go back and place an order for that one ingredient and to have to pay for shipping to where I am is going to be a bit much and I’d like to avoid that if possible.
I know the risks of not using a preservative but I’m not selling these or sharing them with anyone else right now so I don’t need the formulas to have long shelf lives I’m really just trying to figure out which ingredients will be the most effective for what I’m trying to accomplish. For example I may make 5 different formulas where the only difference between them is which emulsifier or thickener I use.
Thanks in advance
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