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Preservative - Water Soluble/O25

Pricing
$8.02 for 2 oz
$48.93 for 1 lb
$390.11 for 9.6 lb
$1090.75 for 44 lb (Bulk)



Additional Information
Formerly known as Germaben IIE. Ashland Chemical is the manufacturer and owner of the trademark Germaben IIE. We have received legal notice that small suppliers may no longer use the brand name of the product. Therefore on 11/20/2017 we have changed the product name as they have requested.

Developed for creams and lotions containing over 25% fixed oils and/or butters.Effective against Gram-positive & Gram-negative bacteria as well as yeast and mold.

Why People Use This Product:
This is a preservative that is intended to prevent bacteria, mold and fungal growth in products.

Popular Products That Use This Ingredient:
Soap & Washes. Common Skincare Formulas.
Not for Lip Products.
Formulas Containing More than 25% Oil.


Interesting Facts:
Manufacturing Temperatures: 140º F
Formula pH: 3-7.5
Effective Against: Bacteria, Mold, Yeast


Physical Form: Clear Viscous Liquid
Solubility: Insoluble in Water
Country of Origin: United States

Storage: Room temperature. Air tight container.
Best Used By: One year from date of purchase.
Shelf Life Once Used in Manufacturing: One year from manufacturing date.

Country Of Origin: United States



This product is not on the CA Prop 65 list of toxic chemicals.

This product conforms to the reporting requirements of California Proposition 65 (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986). We are conforming to the regulation by reporting the existence, or lack thereof, of ingredients deemed reportable by the above mentioned regulations via a Safety Data Sheet (SDS), in Section 15 "Regulatory Information." Ingredients from Natural Food Sources (NFS) and are exempt from reporting in accordance with Title 27, § 25501(a).


Directions & Ingredients
International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI):
Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

Common Name Ingredient Listing (FDA Approved):
Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

Directions:

DIRECTIONS: Slowly stir into liquids at a temperature below 140°F (60°C). Recommended use levels are 0.5-1% of total formula weight. This product preserves products made with MORE THAN 25% oils and any formulation pH.

TIPS: This product is heat sensitive and should be added at a temperature of 140°F (60°C) or below. The recommended usage rates are provided only as a guideline to proper preservation. All new formulations should be tested to ensure preservative efficacy.

STORAGE: Store in an airtight, cool, dark location. When stored properly, best used within 1 year from date of purchase.

WARNING: Not approved for lip products.

CAUTION: For external use only. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

SDS & Documents
Questions & Answers (19)

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Posted By: ALLURE BEAUTY   |   February 17, 2020

"Is this the right preservative for me to use for my rose water toner? "




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Posted By: Karen   |   May 30, 2019

"I bought Germaben IIE per Anne Watson's instructions, to make a lotion that includes goat milk. Can I also use this product in other lotions that don't have the high oil content, or do I need to buy an additional preservative for lower-oil products? Meaning, is Germaben IIE merely overkill on a lower-oil product, or will it actually be ineffective in such a product?"




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Posted By: LB   |   February 08, 2019

"I am making a whipped butter with coconut oil, aloe vera gel, avocado oil, but no water. Is this the preservative for me? Thanks"




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Posted By: Jennifer   |   August 13, 2018

"Can I use this in a body spray & my charcoal mud mask? How much would I use? "




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Posted By: Rebecca   |   May 18, 2018

"So if I were making a face wash with witch hazel, oil, water...What preservative would I use?"




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Posted By: Jami   |   May 16, 2018

"Can you please tell me what the shelf life is for lotions made that for the profile for this preservative?"




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Posted By: Deanne   |   April 24, 2018

"Can this be used in body spray?"




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Posted By: Mark   |   March 13, 2017

"What ratio to other oil or ingredients should this preservative be? I'm making a cream eye shadows that uses vitamin E oil and 91% rubbing alcohol."




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Posted By: Courtney   |   March 06, 2016

"Is this a good preservative for milk based lotions and solid lotion bars? If not, what is? Thanks."




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Posted By: Momo   |   June 23, 2015

"If I were to put fruit in my bath bombs would I need a preservative? "




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Posted By: Bianca   |   September 15, 2014

"I'm confused...it says to use this product as a preservative in any products containing more than 25% butters/oils, but reading some of the other Q&As, it seems to only be necessary when water is also added to a product. Say I'm making a body cream, primarily consisting of butters and oils, and no actual H2O is added, would I still need to use this preservative?"




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Posted By: kheierah   |   May 22, 2014

"is there something that can replace Germaben II E that is paraben-free?"




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Posted By: Sam   |   February 18, 2014

"How much germaben II E do I add to how much distilled water? I need the recipe. Thank you"




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Posted By: C   |   February 01, 2014

"I am making a body scrub where the oil base is about 20% is this the correct preservative to use?"




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Posted By: Jill   |   December 28, 2013

"Would this product would in goat milk lotion with oils & butters?"




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Posted By: Heidi   |   November 30, 2013

"Would this make a facial scrub of honey and ground oats shelf stable? "




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Posted By: Celestina   |   September 29, 2013

"Do I include ewax & stearic acid amounts when calculating the percentage of oils in my lotion recipe? What does "fixed" oils mean?"




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Posted By: Thomas   |   November 26, 2013

"Would this be good to use if it's questionable as far as shelf life of your fragrance oils?"




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Posted By: Katherine   |   January 16, 2013

"What are parabens and what is their purpose?"


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CustomerReviews (28)
Submit A Rating Average Customer Rating: (28 Reviews)



Taneka • District of Columbia

Date Submitted:  07/06/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Thank you!"
COMMENTS:  So glad I found this product for my creams. Blends well and I have not had any mold thus far.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Pam • Missouri

Date Submitted:  02/15/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"A little goes a long way"
COMMENTS:  Easy to use product. Blends well without changing consistently of product. Will continue to purchase.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Lip Care, Lotion Bars & Sticks, Lotions, Creams & Butters
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Everything
• Nothing
sharon • Georgia

Date Submitted:  12/29/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"preservatives"
COMMENTS:  I only used this for a few shower gels and I guess it's working because I haven't had any spoilage problems. Also i didn't need to use much to make it effective.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Liquid Soap & Washes
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• a little goes a long way.
• no odor
• easy to use
• nothing
Debi • Arkansas

Date Submitted:  11/01/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Awesome preservative"
COMMENTS:  I use this in all my oil/water creations!! Always great results!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Preserves great
• Doesn’t thin products
• Easy to use
Silvia • Puerto Rico

Date Submitted:  12/08/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"Easy to use"
COMMENTS:  This product is really easy to use. I always add it to scrubs to avoid any bacterial growth.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Liquid Soap & Washes, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs
Pam • Michigan

Date Submitted:  06/27/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"Works good"
COMMENTS:  Good product I use it often
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Shave Shampoo, Liquid Soap & Washes, Face Care, Hair Care
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Ok price
• Wish it came in a 4 ounce bottle
Jamie • Arizona

Date Submitted:  06/16/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"Germaben II E"
COMMENTS:  My go to all spectrum preservative for lotions and scrubs....never have had any product issues using this preservative and if you make products for sale better to be safe than sorry.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Allen • Virginia

Date Submitted:  06/09/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"Works great "
COMMENTS:  Used this product in my lotions and body butters with no issues.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Face Care, Lotions, Creams & Butters
laura • Kentucky

Date Submitted:  05/03/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"Works great!"
COMMENTS:  Used in sugar scrubs! Incorporates great!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Deanna • Missouri

Date Submitted:  04/12/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"My main go to preservative."
COMMENTS:  This is my favorite preservative. Ive never had it change the thickness or color or smell of my products. It works great.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Body Sprays & Perfume, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Mary • California

Date Submitted:  02/25/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"Germaben II E"
COMMENTS:  This is so easy to use. Keeps product from going bad. Will be purchasing again.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Body Sprays & Perfume, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Briana • New York

Date Submitted:  02/07/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"A MUST for all my selling products!"
COMMENTS:  This needs to be put in all my products just so I feel safe selling them. This is the best from WSP!!!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Liquid Soap & Washes, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Lotion Bars & Sticks, Lotions, Creams & Butters
sabrina • Florida

Date Submitted:  12/04/2015

I Recommend This Product!
"Germaben II E"
COMMENTS:  Germaben II E. Awesome product. Works great.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Kathy • Oklahoma

Date Submitted:  09/28/2015

I Recommend This Product!
"Seems to work well"
COMMENTS:  This product seems to work well.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Lotions, Creams & Butters, Massage Oils
Ana • Florida

Date Submitted:  03/26/2015

I Recommend This Product!
"works good"
COMMENTS:  No complicated measurements.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Face Care, Hair Care, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Kari • Nevada

Date Submitted:  01/30/2015

I Recommend This Product!
"So Glad I bought this!"
COMMENTS:  Very satisfied with ease of use and quality.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Meghan  • Florida

Date Submitted:  11/14/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"Great product "
COMMENTS:  This is another preservative that I love to use in my creams and lotions, I have never had any issue with mold or bacteria and it's free of parabans.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Barbara • Ohio

Date Submitted:  11/07/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"Easy to use."
COMMENTS:  Works very well to preserve and stop the "yuckies" from growing in your products. Easy to incorporate into products as well.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotion Bars & Sticks, Lotions, Creams & Butters, Massage Oils
Flakes • Ohio

Date Submitted:  09/22/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"I'm Happy"
COMMENTS:  I used this product because I make my own natural hair products, I use pure Aloe Vera gel in my hair butter and it was causing it to mold and turn rancid. I finally decided to use a preservative after doing a little research and finding that there is no such thing as an "organic" or "natural" preservative. I used this product along with some fragrance oils and I am LOVING the results!! :)
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
buttermeup • Nevada

Date Submitted:  08/28/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"I will keep using"
COMMENTS:  When I first started making lotions, it hadn't even occurred to me that I needed a preservative because I was only making for myself. This is the first one ive tried and I haven't had any problems
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
pam • Texas

Date Submitted:  07/23/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"good"
COMMENTS:  works great!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Melt & Pour, Soap - Hot Process, Liquid Soap & Washes, Bath Fizzies & Salts, Body Sprays & Perfume, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Face Care, Hair Care, Lip Care, Lotion Bars & Sticks, Lotions, Creams & Butters, Mineral Makeup, Room & Linen Sprays, Candles - Paraffin, Candles - Soy
nancy • Arizona

Date Submitted:  04/02/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"Excellent Product"
COMMENTS:  I order this product as a preservative and in the past 2 years I have not had any problems with my lotions molding or going bad. I highly recommend this especially if making goat milk lotion as I do.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
FelCie • Anguilla

Date Submitted:  03/13/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"Does the job"
COMMENTS:  I use this in my oil based scrubs just for that extra protection. I feel you can warn customers about not getting the product in water but there's no guarantee that they will. Adding this preservative just gives me that peace of mind that my products will stay protected. I'm completely happy with it.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs
Cornelia  • Utah

Date Submitted:  02/04/2014

I Recommend This Product!
"love"
COMMENTS:  Such a nice texture. I just love it!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Lotions, Creams & Butters
STEPHANIE • North Carolina

Date Submitted:  12/23/2013

I Recommend This Product!
"Great!"
COMMENTS:  Love that its keeps the bacteria and mold down in the scrub that I sell.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• does exactly what it said it will do!
Josephine • Massachusetts

Date Submitted:  07/30/2013

I Recommend This Product!
"A little goes a long way. "
COMMENTS:  No ickys yet. Can't complain.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
Robert  • West Virginia

Date Submitted:  12/09/2005

I Recommend This Product!
"Lotions & Creams"
COMMENTS:  This is an excellent product I have found shelf life to be excellent and have used it in all my lotion and cream formulation would not even consider using anything else. Wonderful!
PRODUCT USED IN:  Other Products
Yolanda • Georgia

Date Submitted:  08/22/2005

I Recommend This Product!
"WOULDN'T GO WITHOUT IT!"
COMMENTS:  Love it! Use it in all my products that are water-soluble.
PRODUCT USED IN:  Bath Products
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