Recommend a good synthetic preservative?

su3926su3926 Registered Users Posts: 50
Can anyone recommend a good synthetic preservative for FSG?

My HG products: BSRG, HE Totally Twisted Mousse, Burts Bee's green tea condish, Burts Bee's Super Shiney grapefruit condish


  • belasunabelasuna Registered Users Posts: 599
    I use optiphen, it is paraben free and formaldaheyde free. There is also liquid Germall which is paraben free but has a formaldaheyde releaser. However, studies have shown that the amount of Germall needed in products is too small to release any formaldaheyde. Germall is the most commonly used synthetic preservative in the entire cosmetic industry. Plus it is dirt cheap and you only need 0.5% by volume. So an 8 oz bottle of FSG would need 0.04 oz or about 1/4 ts. For Optiphen I use 1% which is about 1/2 ts for 8oz FSG.
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