Lotions with ethyl alcohol as preservative &Quillaja extract as emulsifier
I sell a lot of Dr Bronner lotions once I get customers to try it. They love the smell and how quickly it absorbs without leaving a greasy feel. It seems everything is 100% natural from its ingredients list. Quillaja saponaria as an emulsifier stabilised by xanthan gum and ethyl alcohol as a preservative.
I imagine it would be the alcohol that makes it absorb so fast and not leave a greasy feel. We have been using a bottle of tester for over a year and the product hasn’t gone rancid.
Water, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Ethyl Alcohol, hemp seed Oil avocado oil, Quillaja Saponaria Extract, essential oil, xanthan Gum, vitamin E
Has anyone used Quillaja extract as the only emulsifier in their lotions and could you share your experiences and thoughts.
How much ethyl alcohol would be used to adequately preserve the formulation? I had one lady that commented on the smell of the alcohol everybody else has loved the smell of the orange lavender and not picked up on the alcohol.
Thanks for comments
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