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Hi! I started about two months ago making my own body washes using sles (texapon), coco betaine, glycerin, water and fragrance oil.

I didnt use any preservative at all and it seems to work great so far.

Is there any way to extend its life using something natural like rosemary extract for example?

Also how much time a body wash or a shampoo could extend his lifetime without a preservative?
 

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I personally wouldn't keep it more than a week or so. Especially without a preservative. Anything with water needs a preservative for safety. ROE is not a preservative. It's an antioxidant.

If it's for personal use its a use at your own risk . Not worth the risk in my opinion. I'm sure others will share similar opinions.

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Thank you for reply. What could be done wrong when using a body wash without preservative?
 

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Bacteria and mold. Get bacteria in an open wound and someone could end up seriously ill. Preservative is a must.
 

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Even if refrigerated, it won't keep long without a preservative. Liquid Germall Plus is a good preservative for body washes and shampoos.
 

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Im using germall plus for presrrvatives in all formulation with water. Im interested that you arr using sles and coco betaine only in your formulation because i only have these two. Outside the recipe require 3-5 types surfactants which difficult to find and purchase. If you dont mind, what is the formulation of using these two? I have sles70%. Thanks in advance
 

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Im using germall plus for presrrvatives in all formulation with water. Im interested that you arr using sles and coco betaine only in your formulation because i only have these two. Outside the recipe require 3-5 types surfactants which difficult to find and purchase. If you dont mind, what is the formulation of using these two? I have sles70%. Thanks in advance
This post is 2 years ole and the OP hasn’t been here in some time. Not likely to get a response.
 

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