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Old 09-26-2017, 11:05 PM   #1
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Hi,

I'm making an aftershave and was hoping to to make one that is very low in alcohol.

I was planning to make it using a formulation very similar to the product below except using EO instead of FO.

The manufacturer claims their product is only 5% alcohol and that the only source of alcohol is from the witch hazel. In which case it would seem it is 1/3 WH and 2/3 water.

My question is whether this base is stable for EO or would I need a preservative.

https://www.amazon.com/Ogallala-Bay-.../dp/B003ZGI3RI
Ingredients: Witch hazel, purified water, bay rum fragrance oil, and sandalwood fragrance oil

Thank you!


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Old 09-27-2017, 01:51 AM   #2
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Since your ultimate goal is to sell, I'd be safe and preserve anything with water.


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Old 09-27-2017, 01:59 AM   #3
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Unless you have changed your mind and would use a preservative other than alcohol, you'll find this question has been well answered in your other threads. Here is one:
http://www.soapmakingforum.com/showthread.php?t=63992
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Thank you. The problem is I don't have a liquor license, so I can't ship a product usign grain alcohol. And I don't want to use something like denatured alcohol. Unless I'm missing something?
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