Madlyn Cazalis

Natural Preservatives





Natural Preservatives

There are many proven, natural preservatives. They won't extend the shelf life of your lotion longer than 3 to 6 months, but who needs to hold onto lotion that long anyway? In my humble opinion, I would rather deal with sour milk than cancer or the hundreds of other side effects I could get from toxic preservatives. Moisturizers work best when the ingredients are fresh anyway.
Natural Preservative Chart
The biggest challenges are skin sensitivities and undesirable odors when it comes to natural preservatives. And if you are going to use more than one natural preservative, are they going to blend well with each other and your product ?
 
~ TIPS ~
1.      Always use sterile tools, containers, working areas and keep hands clean, even when using your finished products.
2.      Always store products- raw and finished- in a cool, dry, dim or dark place (preferably your refrigerator).
3.      Store everything in a clean, air tight container- like a large, inexpensive tuber ware container. They are tinted a darker color.