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EXTENDING SHELF LIFE OF PRODUCTS WITH NATURAL PRESERVATIVES

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What are Preservatives? Preservatives are ingredients that can be natural or synthetic. They are essential ingredients in formulations to protect the product from microbial growth or contamination induced by consumers during use1. As well as maintaining the safety and efficiacy of the product over the intended lifespan1. It is important to choose the preservative that is toxic to microorganisms but safe to humans. The classic preservative used in the industry are parabens which, are regulated by the FDA to be safe. However, with popular marketing trends of ‘paraben-free’, the use of parabens have been looked down upon due to their...

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Bergamot Oil

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Common Name: Bergamot Oil Botanical Name: Citrus bergamia INCI: Citrus Bergamia Peel Oil Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) is part of the Rutaceae family. It is defined as a hybrid between bitter orange and lemon. Like most citrus oils, it undergoes the manufacturing process called cold pressed where the rinds of the fruit are pierced and punctured in order to obtained this unique oil. Bergamot oil is described to be greenish or brownish-yellow in colour with a slight bitter aromatic taste. It is the refreshing bouquet aroma of citrus and floral notes that makes it a popular oil to work with in...

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Lavender Essential Oil

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Lavender oil continues to be as popular today as it has in the past, many of us are familiar with the scent of lavender whether its through our everyday personal care products or as an aromatherapy agent...While using essential oils, there are always the concerns of skin irritations or allergic reactions.

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