How much preservative?

by Anonymous

How do I know how much preservative to use in soaps and lotions?

Is the percentage in relationship to the total volume or weight of the rest of the ingredients?

Specifically, how much would I use in this recipe?

1 1/2 oz. Fractionated Coconut Oil
1/2 oz. Cocoa Butter (Deodorized)
1/2 oz. Vegetable Glycerin
1 1/2 Tbsp Emulsifying Wax
8 oz. Distilled Water
30 Drops Fragrance Oil or Essential Oil

I apologize for being long-winded, but I want to be clear on how to do this.


Unfortunately, I can't answer this for you.....there are a large selection of preservatives out there and each has specific uses and instructions.

I would suggest reading the manufactures instructions if you have them....if not, then contact the supplier to get them.

You could also do an internet search for the product. Most often the manufacturer will post their brochure for the product on the internet and it will include usage instuctions.

Good luck,


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