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In my search for preservatives and which on is the best to use I found this and would like to know if any one has heard of or used this product. I can not find much info on this, so I need help. THe product is found on www.ingredientstodiefor.com. They also have Sodium Lauroyl Lactaylate (SLL) that is a 100% natural foaming agent, I am unsure it these 2 products can be used together. Pleas help.
Finally, the answer to our most frequent customer request, an oil soluble natural preservative. Our customers asked for it and we are happy to deliver VegeCide, a 100% vegetable derived natural preservative that is oil soluble.
VegeCide is also extremely easy to use. It may be incorporated into the oil or water phase, at any temperature. If this product is stored cool it may become a soft solid, you can re-liquify by hot water bath or gentle, low, heat.
TIP: because this ingredient is a penetration enhancer we recommend that it only be used with natural, skin safe, ingredients as it may enhance the penetration levels of other ingredients, as well. We no NOT advise the use of cosmetic chemicals that are approved for use only because they do not penetrate the skin when using this ingredient.
INCI:Glyceryl Monocaprylate (and) Glyceryl Monoundecylenate
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Are you sure? Many grapefruit seed extracts have been found to be tested and contain parabens that act as the preservative. I would check for MSDS sheet and other supplier information. I have not heard any cosmetics experts, small or large, say that grapefruit seed extract without something else added is an effective preservative.
Have you had your products that are preserved with GSE tested?
This is new info to me. I've been going by recommendsations & comments by Aubrey Hampton in his books (www.aubreyorganics.com) as he is considered very reliable.
Aubrey is a pioneer and a wonderful man. I have spoken with him before and I respect his work and his contribution to the industry, past, present, and future. However, his books are 15 and 20 years old and while they contain a lot of useful information, I'm not convinced that books that old are the best ones to get preservative information from. I am also not convinced that his products are preserved only with grapefruit seed extract and Vitamins A, C, and E -- and nothing else -- as it says at his website. Of course I don't know myself, but I am respectfully skeptical. For your products made with water, it might be a good idea to consult more recent data and with multiple suppliers and preservative systems that might work well with your formulas and the ingredients you use. All suppliers I have come across that serve small scale companies are more than willing to help.
Thanks for that. I will keep it all in mind.
So I'm still left with my original question of what preservatives should I use in my creams and lotions? Anyone have ideas? And what about the SLL (Sodium Lauroyl Lactaylate) as a natural foaming agent for bubble bath and such? http://www.ingredientstodiefor.com/item.php?item_id=200.
They do have a MSDS sheet here is the link http://www.ingredientstodiefor.com/files/VegeCide%20MSDS.pdf