Essential Oils w Flower Essences: preservatives yes or no?

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Susan_

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Hello everybody!
I'm working on a roll on product that has essential oils diluted in a carrier oil. To this I'd like to add a few drops of a flower essence. So my question is: would I need to put a preservative in it, or is brandy contained in the essences enough for the whole formulation to be "preserved" as a whole? I'm asking because flower essences are water and I want to make sure I formulate safe products.

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Susan
 

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Yes, any time you add water based product to oil, you need a proper preservative.
 

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Both as stated above. You'll need a solubilizer (PS 80 or 20) and preservative.
 

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