Optiphen plus - preservative
I am making an UWB pomade (so wax, oil, water combination).
In my country Optiphen plus is hard to get. So i started to look into the individual component that make up Optiphen plus to make it myself. They are approximately:
sorbic acid (7%)
The second issue now is i cannot get caprylyl glycol.
As such, do you think would phenoxyethanol (at say 1%) + sorbic acid (at 0.5%) be sufficient to preserve in my pomade against bacteria, mold and yeast?
Do i need the caprylyl glycol? this is just an emoillent right? so if i exclude it, will my product be “thicker” due to the sorbic acid?
Thank you all for your help in advance!
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