Grapefruit seed extract necessary ?

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  1. Jun 11, 2019 #1

    Bluecheetah

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    shunt2011

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    Yes, you don’t need the GSE. You should be fine. One recommendation, I’m thinking this is someone else’s recipe you’re trying. Be sure to run it through a soap calculator to be sure the measurements are correct. Errors happen in print.
     
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    Zany_in_CO

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    This looks to be a very nice recipe
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    Not only can you leave the GSE out, I would encourage you to do so. Here's a link to an explanation from MMS about GSE. In my experience, it's pricey, hard to find, ineffective as an antioxidant and unnecessary as a preservative.
    https://www.thesage.com/recipes/recipe-exec/.State/Display/id/24

    PS: Cheetahs are one of my favorite animals... I prefer the natural color tho. LOL
     
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