Preservatives & Chelating Agents

Preservatives are substances that preserve the formula by preventing (for a reasonable time) the growth of microorganisms, or occurrence of undesirable chemical reactions (such as oxidation), that spoil it. Preservatives are very necessary to hydrous formulas as it is the water in the formula that becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. Without a preservative your product is not safe for use as bacteria will start to breed in a very short time period. Placing your formula in the fridge, will help lengthen it's shelf life, but for maybe a few hours at best. 

 

At Creations from Eden Inc we sell our preservatives by weight as we feel this is easier for the crafter to gauge quantity required. When adding your preservative it needs to be added to your total formula based on weight, not volume.

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