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Preservative - Water Soluble PF

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Pricing
$5.04 for 2 oz
$30.57 for 1 lb
$250.88 for 9.8 lb
$8601.68 for 551 lb. drum (Bulk)



Additional Information
Formerly known as Germall Plus Liquid. Ashland Chemical is the manufacturer and owner of the trademark Germall Plus Liquid. 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.

Excellent broad spectrum antimicrobial preservative. No known inactivators. Compatible with virtually all cosmetic ingredients. Good for water based formulas including lotion, body butter, hair care products and scrubs. Not to be used in aerosols. Thick consistency.

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:
Soaps. Lotions. Skincare Formulas. Not for Lips.

Interesting Facts:
Paraben Free.
Manufacturing Temperatures: No Higher than 122ºF
Formula pH: 3-8 Restrictions
Effective Against: Bacteria, Mold, Yeast.
Sold by Weight.



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 (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

Common Name Ingredient Listing (FDA Approved):
Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

Directions:

DIRECTIONS: Slowly stir into liquids at a temperature below 122°F (50°C). Common uses for this product are clear gels 0.1-0.5%, laundry soaps 0.1-0.5%, fabric softeners 0.1-0.5%, dish soaps 0.1-0.5%, lotions and creams 0.1-0.5% and water based formulations 0.1-0.5%. This product preserves foaming washes, high water content formulations and any formulation pH.

TIPS: This product is heat sensitive and should be added at a temperature of 122°F (50°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. This preservative has a thicker consistency and should be measured by weight, as a dropper may be difficult to use.

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.  Not to be used in aerosols.

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

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Questions & Answers (111)

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Posted By: Melissia   |   September 08, 2021

"Is this a broad spectrum preservative? Can it be used in an Emulsified Sugar Scrub that does NOT include water???"




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Posted By: Cynthia   |   August 16, 2021

"In the recipe for Coffee & Brown Sugar Scrub, I see no water in the recipe. I have noticed the same in other recipes but you recommend this water soluble preservative (Preservative-Water Soluble PF). I just don't understand this. Can you please explain using a water soluble preservative in an oil or butter based product? I'm still learning about preservatives and this is so confusing to me. Thank you for helping me to understand."




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Posted By: Kelly   |   August 06, 2021

"Hello can I use optiphen plus ?"




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Posted By: Shariona   |   July 23, 2021

"I noticed in some of the QA that you said that this preservative is best in water based products however, I see a few of your recipes that use this preservative isn’t water based ( coconut milk body wash). Are you suggesting maybe this is good for products that will be in contact with water during use in the shower/bath? Please advise."




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Posted By: Jordan   |   July 26, 2021

"Can this be used to preserve a deep hair conditioner? Thank you!"




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Posted By: Heather   |   July 25, 2021

"Is this a good preservative for bath bombs? We make large (11oz) bath bombs with Shea butter and I'd like to add a preservative. "




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Posted By: Jyn   |   June 30, 2021

"I am making a glycerite with fresh Cucumber - allowing macerated cucumber to sit in a solution of glycerine (55%) and water for about 2 weeks then straining. Obviously a preservative needs to be added after it has been strained, would this work for such a purpose? I intent to use the glycerite as an ingredient in face cream and a body lotion base. "




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Posted By: Lai Man   |   June 17, 2021

"Hi, i make cucumber squalane face cream, and i use cucumber water essential hydrosol instead of distilled water, is this preservative- water soluble PF will work for me? Thanks"




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Posted By: Keisa   |   April 21, 2021

"Hello! Which preservative can be used in rice water for hair. Oils will be added. Is there an all natural preservative that can be used?"




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Posted By: Carmen   |   March 16, 2021

"I want to create a body scrub with 2lbs sugar 1/2 of coconut oil ,1/2 cup of sweet almond oil, & 10-20 drops of fragrance oil. What preservative would i need? And how much could i need? I’m new to this and don’t really understand the percentage thing so if you should put it in cups or spoons that would be great. Thank you."




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Posted By: Gevonda   |   March 14, 2021

"Can I use this at 0.11% in a lotion?"




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Posted By: Tracey   |   March 08, 2021

"Is this a good preservative for a product that is 70-80% oil based? If not, please recommend. Thanks. "




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Posted By: Melissa   |   March 06, 2021

"Can this be used for eye serums and gels?"




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Posted By: Shenice   |   February 23, 2021

"Hello , i will be making a body wash that will consist of your pearl soap base , apple cider vinegar and aloe vera liquid that contains a preservative GSB. Will i still need to add this preservative? My second question is how much do you know how to use? for example if i make a 64 oz batch of body wash?"




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Posted By: Crystal   |   February 16, 2021

"Can I use this with the base liquid only being aloe vera juice?"




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Posted By: Skin Candy   |   January 16, 2021

"Hi if I was to make a emulsified sugar scrub or a body butter would this preservative be okay to use in order to prevent mold and bacteria from growing? There is no water in the recipe, just sugar and oils and e wax for the scrubs and butters and oils for the butters, so would this work? and if not which one will?"




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Posted By: Soo   |   January 03, 2021

"Is this same as preservative-sorbic acid +2pf? "




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Posted By: Ollie   |   December 28, 2020

"I'm looking to make a shower gel that consists of Rose Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Castille Soap and Carrier Oils. Will this preservative work? "




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Posted By: Krisalyn   |   December 27, 2020

"Can this be used in a salt scrub consisting of sea salt, rice bran oil, essential oils, and shea butter?"




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Posted By: deonshae    |   December 19, 2020

"I am making a homemade face/scalp cleanser which will have: Castile soap, distilled water infused with chamomile, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, tea tree oil and lavender oil. Will this preservative work ?"




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Posted By: Nikki   |   November 17, 2020

"Hi, Im making bath bombs with a whipped topping using meringue, confectioners sugar and SLSa and was wondering if this is a suitable preservative. It says its not lip safe which concerns me about using this in bath water. If its not bath safe then what would you recommend? Thanks in advance!"




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Posted By: Mary   |   November 02, 2020

"Is this preservative the same as Germaben II E? Thank you."




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Posted By: Michelle   |   October 31, 2020

"What is the shelf life of preservative -Water Soluble PF?"




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Posted By: Tamisha   |   October 27, 2020

"I made a body butter with 5 butters, 7 carrier oil, aloe vera gel and EO and it can be used on the body as well as on your hair what is the best preservative to use just in case it comes in contact with water and how much of the preservative should I use "




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Posted By: Rockzinsky   |   October 28, 2020

"Hello. I made a hair mask with olive oil, avocado butter, coconut oil, baobab oil and BTMS 25. Do i need this preservative? "




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Posted By: Sandria   |   October 24, 2020

"Can I use this to make an avocado face mask? Ingredients include aloe Vera, avocados, oils, and powers "




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Posted By: Rick   |   October 23, 2020

"Can I use this preservative in formulations that call for Phenonip as the preservative?"




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Posted By: Gabrielle   |   October 18, 2020

"Does this preservative have a strong smell? Like how optiphen can change the scent of a product will this do that as well?"




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Posted By: Amanda   |   October 15, 2020

"I am trying to make a liquid black soap. I plan to melt the soap in purified water. Will using this preservative be ok and prevent the soap from going bad or smell?"




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Posted By: Tamisha   |   October 11, 2020

"I made a body butter with 5 butters, coconut oil, pure vitamin E oil, aloe vera gel and EO and I forgot to put in my preservative is it to late to add because it has now solidified. If so how much do I need to add "




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Posted By: Alexandra   |   September 27, 2020

"Hi I’m trying to make a room spray that is 2oz it is pretty much fully filled with distilled water and the rest essential oil drops, lavender, & pink sea salt. Is this the best preservative to use and How much preservative should I use ? Can I also add alcohol (vodka) to my mix as a natural preservative or can I additionally add your preservative as well ?"




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Posted By: Gabrielle   |   September 16, 2020

"Can I use this in a sugar scrub with turmeric powder? "




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Posted By: Gabrielle   |   September 04, 2020

"Can I use this to preserve rice water mixed with different oils and aloe vera gel? If so, for how long would it be preserved?"




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Posted By: Michelle   |   August 21, 2020

"I made a Lotion and had to run out and it cooled to room temp.Can Germall Plus be added at room temp? It says below 120 but I'm not sure how low. "




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Posted By: Destiny   |   August 19, 2020

"I am a bit confused. When making a product do you add preservatives to each individual ingredient or just to the final mixture?"




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Posted By: Maritza    |   August 09, 2020

"What is the proper formula for this? I'm attempting to use it in whipped scrubs but trying to figure out the correct amount. is the ratio used with an oil or the total ozs of a product?"




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Posted By: Jenny   |   July 31, 2020

"I've already purchased an aloe-based anhydrous toner with 2 preservatives already present (ethylhexyl & phenoxyethanol) but I'd like to add green tea to the formulation. Since the green tea addition (organic matcha powder dissolved in purified water) is a small amount, would you recommend I add a little more preservative to it, and if so how much of this one would you recommend? Thanks!"




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Posted By: Corwin   |   June 16, 2020

"Can I use this Preservative to add to Homemade simple Hyaluronic Acid Serum? If so, at what percentage do I use/add to my Hyaluronic Acid Serum?"




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Posted By: Aselah   |   June 11, 2020

"I am Mixing Your Aloe Vera Gel With Jojoba Oil And Vitamin E Oil To Make A Face Moisturizer Can This Preservative Be Used To Preserve The Gel And Oils ? "




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Posted By: Seluvaia   |   June 07, 2020

"I am making a whipped soap sugar scrub... using crafters choice foaming bath whip, detergent free three butter M&P, sugar, fragrance oil, and mica. Would this be suitable to put into my whipped soap sugar scrub, seeing as it is a soap and water will be introduced into it while being used in the shower? "




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Posted By: Marisa   |   June 04, 2020

"Hello, I'm making a foaming bath soap recipe using about 1/2 lb of your melt and pour soap, including some oils and 1 cup of water, will this be the better preservative to use or Optiphen Plus? Thank you"




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Posted By: Lou   |   June 03, 2020

"I am adding shea 50 to your Pearl sulfate-free body wash. Is this the preservative I would use since I am adding the Shea 50? Also what percentage for a 16 oz bottle?"




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Posted By: Anush   |   May 18, 2020

"I have two questions about this preservative. I am making a soap based shaving product. 1. Can I add this preservative to shaving cream soap? Since this preservative is not safe to use in lip products, is it safe to use in shave products considering the fact that shaving might cause minor skin cuts? 2. Will this preservative mix with a thick creamy soap-base product with no additional water added after saponification? Thanks for your advice. "




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Posted By: Candy   |   April 27, 2020

"Would you recommend this preservative for my men's aftershave? It will contain witch hazel, glycerin, aloe, water, essential oils and herbal extracts."




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Posted By: Krystal   |   April 08, 2020

"Reading others' questions/answers have me confused... If a recipe/product is going to have Only a water type base, use This preserve... If it is going to have water and oil...use this or another type? Im trying to create a cheat sheet for preseratives and polys in which to use in what and when"




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Posted By: Ronda   |   March 05, 2020

"A previous question asks if this is considered vegan and the answer received was no. Can you expand on that please by adding which ingredient of the three is animal-based?"




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Posted By: Krystalynn   |   January 30, 2020

"What is the shelf life on this Preservative - Water Soluble PF?"




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Posted By: Anush   |   January 27, 2020

"I am trying to make jelly soap embeds for bath fun for kids. It does not contain a ready base so no preservatives to start with. Can I use Water Soluble PF for my jelly soap embeds and would it be safe for kids to use during bath time?"




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Posted By: Tiffany   |   January 21, 2020

"What's the difference between Germall Plus and Optiphen? If I understand correctly, if my product has water then I should use Germall, but if my product does not contain water and only contains oils I should use Optiphen. Is this correct? What if my product contains oils and water which should I use?"




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Posted By: Crystal   |   January 04, 2020

"I have purchased your Leucidal Liquid and AMTicide Coconut. Can a combination or one of the two be used as a replacement for this product in recipes. In particular, the Micellar Water recipe? Can you give replacement ratios please. Thank you. "




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Posted By: Crystal   |   January 01, 2020

"I am wanting to use this preservative to add to a oil based perfume. Will the work as far as keep the product clear and provide a longer shelf life? I use the FO modifier and it works wonders keeping the oil perfume clear but I want the product to last longer. "




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Posted By: Dejaya   |   December 26, 2019

"I’m making a lip gloss using versagel and oils, would a preservative be needed and which would be the best one? "




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Posted By: Maria   |   December 19, 2019

"Can this be used after the expiration date? or is it no good after that?"




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Posted By: Squeaky Geek   |   September 12, 2019

"I am making a 16 oz batch of lotion, I am somewhat confused how much I should use because the recipes in your recipe section seem to have this preservative as 5 to 10 percent of the total weight but the recommendation claims .1 to .5 percent. How much of this preservative should be used?"




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Posted By: Patricia   |   August 11, 2019

"Hi! I'm new to soap making and want to try out some recipes I found. Would this be used for foaming soaps, jelly soaps and melt and pour? Thanks!"




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Posted By: Ashlee   |   July 26, 2019

"How much of this preservative would I use when making a sugar scrub with the following recipe? • 1 c ground coffee • 1 c sugar • 1/4 c coconut oil • 1/4 c apricot oil I know customers would use my scrubs in the shower, thus exposing them to moisture."




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Posted By: Danna   |   July 23, 2019

"Can I also use this preservative for the soap dough recipe instead of the preservative ask for in the original whole sale supply plus soap dough recipe? Thank you"




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Posted By: Kimberly   |   July 08, 2019

"If this is used in a lotion that is left in a car, possibly over 122 degrees, would it no longer be effective?"




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Posted By: Victoria   |   June 13, 2019

"I've run out of the preservative sorbic acid + 2 pf (optiphen plus) that is used in the beer lotion recipe. Can I sub this preservative in a pinch? Thank you!"




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Posted By: Mary   |   May 28, 2019

"I read below that this preservative can be used for face masks. How long do u recommend testing this in a face mask? Also what do u think the best way to rest this is? For example if I had 5 containers with a varying about of preservative that is safe, do I just leave them exposed? And for how long? "




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Posted By: Ashley   |   May 13, 2019

"Hi I want to make a 2oz body butter. Made with butters then oils but has a high potential to water exposure due to fragrances and use after a shower/bath. Would this be the preservative to use? If so how much should I use for a mostly butter oil recipe? Total weight being 2oz"




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Posted By: Debbi   |   March 11, 2018

"I just made some goat milk lotion from a base you sell. I just saw a question that asked if Water Soluble-PF would prevent aloe juice added to the lotion from spoiling. I added aloe juice to the lotion i made but I wasn't aware that it would spoil. Do I need to dump all the lotion i made? I certainly don't want to sell spoiled lotion!"




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Posted By: eufemia   |   February 14, 2019

"Would this be the correct preservative to use in a water based lotion and water base face toner?"




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Posted By: Krystal   |   February 05, 2019

"What are the differences between Preservative - Water Soluble -and- Preservative - Water Soluble PF??"




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Posted By: Tina   |   February 03, 2019

"I am making an in shower solid lotion bar made with only butters. No water in recipe but will be introducted to water in the shower. Will this preservative be ok to use? If not what would you suggest? Thank you in advance. "




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Posted By: Stephanie   |   December 25, 2018

"Is this supposed to smell similar to dryer sheets, or laundry?"




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Posted By: Stephanie   |   December 20, 2018

"It says that this world best for mostly water based recipes. Will it be effective in a mostly oil recipe as well? Like a thick cream? "




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Posted By: Chelsea   |   December 17, 2018

"To make my products FDA labeling acceptable, do I list Liquid Germal as my ingredient or do I list the chemical names like you did in your description (Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate - i think that's what you listed)? Thank you."




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Posted By: Ann   |   September 10, 2018

"I make goat milk lotion and use germall plus as a preservative. How long will the lotion be good as I would like to put an expiration date on the bottles of lotion? "




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Posted By: zoya   |   July 13, 2018

"can this be used in a face mask that has rose water or apple cider vinegar? If not what would you recommend?"




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Posted By: Lee Ann   |   May 31, 2018

"would this be the right preservative for diluting dye powder in water for future use? I want to have a base mixture that is prepared ahead of time, not each time i want to color something."




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Posted By: Home   |   May 23, 2018

"Preservative - Water Soluble PF If making sugar scrubs with coconut oil...... I would include this correct? Do I need heat this up to include? Seems like it would melt the sugar if so. "




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Posted By: Molly   |   May 04, 2018

"Can this product be used in a after-sun aloe based body mist? It is correct you can't use this in a spray? "




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Posted By: Heather   |   April 25, 2018

"I’m going to make body butter, whipped soap and whipped sugar scrubs and I’d love to find a preservative to use for all of them if possible. Could I use this one?"




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Posted By: Katie   |   March 26, 2018

"Can this preservative be used in facial scrubs? I know it says not to be used on the lips."




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Posted By: Billing   |   January 31, 2018

"Is this used in the same quantities as Germall Plus? And is it thick and syrupy like germall plus, or is it more liquidy? Thanks!"




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Posted By: Dominique.   |   January 04, 2018

"If im making an 4oz jar of scrub how much preservitive will i need to use"




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Posted By: Sheila   |   December 04, 2017

"Can Preservative - Water Soluble PF be used in a recipe that calls for Optiphen?"




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Posted By: REDOLENT   |   November 05, 2017

"I am new to using this preservative. It is my first time. I would like to know how I determine how much preservative to use in a recipe. I had a look at your conversion chart and am wondering if the oz of product refers to how many oz there at the beginning of the recipe or after? I am looking to make an 8oz lotion (finished product). Can you advise what is the simple formula to use when calculating the preservative? Thanks!"




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Posted By: Rock   |   September 10, 2017

"Is this safe for use in homemade toothpaste containing water, baking soda, coconut oil, and activated charcoal? If not, what should be used instead?"




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Posted By: Cheryl   |   July 05, 2017

"How do you test the efficacy of Germall Plus in liquid soap?"




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Posted By: Rebecca   |   May 31, 2017

"Is this product vegan?"




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Posted By: Lauri   |   February 01, 2016

"I want to make lotion that contains Aloe Juice, will this preserve the lotion properly and keep the aloe from spoiling?"




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Posted By: jennifer   |   July 04, 2015

"Can I add this w/ the body wash solution, or do I need a stabelizer?"




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Posted By: kyong    |   December 12, 2015

"I'Ive just asked about rebatching the lotion recipe for miscalculating the amount of germall plus liquid ( I used 2% instead of 0.2%). After reheating, should I add the preservative again or just add more oils and water? (because after reheating the lotion the temperature is gonna pass above 122 F). Thank you , "




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Posted By: Paula   |   November 22, 2015

"Can I use Germall Plus in eye makeup remover that has distilled water as an ingredient?"




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Posted By: Alison    |   November 05, 2015

"I was wondering why the percentage is 0.1 - 0.5%. Does the preservative work less at 0.1%?"




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Posted By: Margarert   |   June 15, 2015

"Can this product be frozen and thawed to be used a little at a time ? Thank you "




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Posted By: lwilliams   |   March 24, 2015

"Hi, I made a homemade leave in conditioner with liquid germall plus, could i add to this without ruining the stability of the preservative?"




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Posted By: erica   |   March 15, 2015

"I'm interested in making a shampoo using the Crafter's Choice shampoo base and natural fruit juices. Which preservative is best suited for this project?"




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Posted By: Michelle   |   February 19, 2015

"Hi, If I use Germall Plus Liquid, what is the usage rate? I have Germall Plus Liquid in stock but I just don't know how much to add to this recipe. Thanks. Michelle"




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Posted By: Angelina   |   January 11, 2015

"I would like to start using this, I'm new at this, so what is the conversion table to like 8oz 16oz is their a simple way to figure out? thank you. "




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Posted By: Theresa   |   December 26, 2014

"The listing said this is not to be used in spray or aerosols...why? Can you recommend a paraben-preservative for a body spray?"




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Posted By: Rhae   |   December 21, 2014

"I bought this product because it is a preservative that contains no parabens, And used it in my CP soap. I am aware that the recommended temperature for using this ingredient properly is below 122 degrees, so i waited until my oils and lye reached 100 degrees to mix them together with Germall Plus. Is this acceptable usage for the product?"




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Posted By: Rhae   |   December 21, 2014

"On your MSDS document Propylene Glycol; Diazolidinyl Urea; Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate were listed as the CAS name synonyms. Which name should I use to label this ingredient on my soap products? "




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Posted By: debra   |   October 09, 2014

"Diazolidinyl Urea - is this an animal based derivative? or synthetic? thanks."




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Posted By: Bethany   |   September 18, 2013

"Can I use germall plus in Debbie's emulsified sugar scrub? I ran out of Phenonip. If I can use it in that scrub would I use 5 ml instead of 10 ml? Thanks for your help!!"




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Posted By: Kimberly   |   April 16, 2014

"Which is better for lotion and similar recipes that may have oils and butter, germall plus liquid or germaben II?"




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Posted By: Susan   |   April 02, 2014

"Is this product formaldehyde free?"




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Posted By: Heidi   |   January 13, 2014

"What is the difference between germall plus, germaben II, and optiphen plus, and.... isnt there one more? Anyway, these all seem to do the same thing. Can you compare and contrast them? Explain how they are each meant to be used? Thanks so much! Heidi"




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Posted By: Ryan   |   December 17, 2013

"I purchased this in August 2013, it's now Dec. 2013, and I'm just getting around to using the Germall Plus Liquid. How long do I have until this product expires?"




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Posted By: Lisa   |   December 09, 2013

"When making lotion does Germall Plus need to be added to the water before the oils are added, or can it be added to the lotion after the oils and water are combined?"




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Posted By: Sherri   |   December 06, 2013

"Can I use Germall Plus instead of Phenonip or Optiphen? Thank you!"




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Posted By: Stellar   |   November 21, 2013

"I want to use this product to preserve a hydrosol for use as a spray for my hair. Is this product suitable for extending the shelf life of a hydrosol for personal use? Also, this product says it shouldn't be used in sprays or aerosols, but I want to put mine in a little spritz bottle. Is that the same? "




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Posted By: Laura   |   November 08, 2013

"Would it be possible to make lotion with this preservative in it, and then reheat it to add fratrance oils and to make it more pourable, as long as I dont heat about 120 degrees?"




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Posted By: aubree   |   October 24, 2013

"Can you please tell me for .6 ml of Germall Plus, how many drops is that (I'm using one of your plastic droppers)? Thanks again for providing me the chart guide, but I have no idea how ml are measured & don't know where I would get something that measures ml. Thank you."




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Posted By: aubree   |   October 19, 2013

"I also wanted to know how much of the Germall Plus I'm supposed to put for one individual soap bar or one 4 oz jar of sugar scrub? In the directions online it says .5-1% but I don't know how many drops that means for individual portions. Thanks again for your help :) "




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Posted By: aubree   |   October 12, 2013

"Hi, I'm looking for a gentle preservative (& hopefully natural) that I can use for both lotions & soaps (as I like to combine oils in my scrubs & soaps). Also is there one that can be used for lip products as well (i want to make lipstick- don't even know if I need a preserv.) I also have citric acid so can this alone act as a preservative? Thanks so much for your help :) "




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Posted By: Liz   |   September 28, 2013

"Why can't this product be used in spray applications?"




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Posted By: john   |   September 07, 2013

"Please help. I'm a brand newbie and preservatives are confusing me. I can use the liquid germall plus in a body butter recipe that has no water, just oils and butters, and it will keep the oils from going rancid? "




Q Bubble
Posted By: john   |   September 08, 2013

"Please help. I'm a brand newbie and preservatives are confusing me. I can use the liquid germall plus in a body butter recipe that has no water, just oils and butters, and it will keep the oils from going rancid? "


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MARLENE • Pennsylvania

Date Submitted:  08/03/2021

I Recommend This Product!
"Happy"
COMMENTS:  This is an excellent product. Will buy again
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Worked well
• nothing
Fran • California

Date Submitted:  07/29/2021

I Recommend This Product!
"Preservative"
COMMENTS:  This works well in my lotions, liquid soaps and body sprays. Reasonably priced.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Liquid Soap & Washes, Body Sprays & Perfume, Lotions, Creams & Butters
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• various uses
• price
• nothing
Lou • New York

Date Submitted:  05/09/2020

I Recommend This Product!
"Works great"
COMMENTS:  It definitely puts me at ease with my products. Never had any issues so far!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Face Care, Lotions, Creams & Butters
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Price
• Versatility
Dawn • Texas

Date Submitted:  03/15/2020

I Recommend This Product!
"Preservative Water Soluble PF"
COMMENTS:  This was included in the in shower moisturizer kit.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Autumn • Alabama

Date Submitted:  09/04/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Great preservative but the smell..."
COMMENTS:  This has a slight fishy smell. It seems to eventually dissipate in he finished product, thankfully. Great product for the price.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs
Tooni • Florida

Date Submitted:  08/23/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Awesome product!"
COMMENTS:  Sure puts my mind at ease when selling body scrubs!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• price
• Easy to use
• none~
Treicia • Oklahoma

Date Submitted:  07/15/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"I truly love the product"
COMMENTS:  I love how well this product has mixed in with all of my products and the price is unmatched from what I have seen in my research I will keep ordering from WSP and no one else.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Liquid Soap & Washes, Lotion Bars & Sticks, Lotions, Creams & Butters
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Price
• Usability
Brittany  • North Carolina

Date Submitted:  06/25/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Works great"
COMMENTS:  Works great! Never had any problems with any products
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Cherish • Mississippi

Date Submitted:  06/19/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Perfect"
COMMENTS:  Works great for my needs! No mold or bacteria present!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• effective
Rosamaria • New Hampshire

Date Submitted:  04/18/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Perfect!"
COMMENTS:  Works really well and its reasonably priced!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Jae • Texas

Date Submitted:  04/05/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"My Favorite Preservative for Creams"
COMMENTS:  Over the years this product has been the best preservative for all my lotion, butters, creams and whipped soaps.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Broad Spectrum
• Nothing
Becca • Texas

Date Submitted:  03/22/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Lotion"
COMMENTS:  I used this in the luxery hand & body lotion recipe you have on the website works great! Thank you
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Heather • South Carolina

Date Submitted:  03/16/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Great for lotions"
COMMENTS:  Great inexpensive preservative for my lotions. I give my lotions as gifts and have never had anyone complain about them going bad. Some have used them after the one year mark and said they still worked and smelled great.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Inexpensive
• WOaks perfectly
Cari • Maryland

Date Submitted:  03/04/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"Great In Lotion Bars, Sugar Scrubs & Whipped Soaps"
COMMENTS:  I've used this in a bunch of my products and never had any mold or bacteria growth. So product works well
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Lotion Bars & Sticks
Kesha • Michigan

Date Submitted:  02/27/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"A must have!!"
COMMENTS:  I use this in almost everything. It's a staple for handmade items.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Liquid Soap & Washes
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Size
• Packaging slips off once oily
Heather • Wisconsin

Date Submitted:  02/06/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"great for lotions!"
COMMENTS:  Love this preservative while making lotions, no harsh smell and blends in beautifully. thank you!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Shanti • Tennessee

Date Submitted:  02/04/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"easy to use"
COMMENTS:  Great in my body wash products.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Amber • Pennsylvania

Date Submitted:  01/05/2019

I Recommend This Product!
"It's a good preservative"
COMMENTS:  I've used this "brand" from other places and have had okay success. Ordered from here and you can see the difference. Works as it should and will be returning for more.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Face Care, Lotion Bars & Sticks, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Sunshine • Florida

Date Submitted:  12/28/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Good preserve"
COMMENTS:  I love the piece of mind I get when I add this to my products. It’s priced perfectly and I appreciate that WSP.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Liquid Soap & Washes, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs
Paula • Oregon

Date Submitted:  12/14/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Love this stuff"
COMMENTS:  I used Preservative Water Soluble PF in my Whipped Soap, Whipped Sugar Scrub Soap, Lotion and shower gel. I love that it takes such small amount of this preservative in my products. It mixed in easily and there is no chemical smell in my product from the preservative. I will buy a larger bottle next time.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Shave Shampoo, Liquid Soap & Washes, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Lotions, Creams & Butters
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• No chemical smell in finished product
• Easy to mix into my products
• Only need 0.1 to 0.5 % in Product
Amanda • New York

Date Submitted:  12/01/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Preservative - Water Soluble PF"
COMMENTS:  THIS IS THE GO TO IF YOURE LOOKING FOR A HEALTHIER Preservative .MANY CUSTOMERS DOESNT LIKE HARSH CHEMICALS .THIS IS IT. I HAVENT HAD ANY ISSUES WITH THIS IN PRODUCTS.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Body Sprays & Perfume, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Face Care, Lotions, Creams & Butters
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• BETTER PRESERVATIVE
• BLENDS IN PRODUCTS WELL
Karen • Oklahoma

Date Submitted:  11/28/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Multiple uses"
COMMENTS:  I love that it is a broad span preservative. I use it in all my products that might be exposed to a person getting water into it
PRODUCT USED IN:   Liquid Soap & Washes, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Hair Care, Lotions, Creams & Butters, Massage Oils, Mineral Makeup
cindi  • New York

Date Submitted:  11/25/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"This product keeps my body sprays CLEAR !!"
COMMENTS:  I was a little skeptical about this product because I could not get a definitive answer for the ingredients that I wanted to list on my bottles. Yes ,I called and was told that it was a proprietary formula, not too thrilled with that because I knew customers would ask how my EO's stayed blended, and my answer would be "just eo's in this". Actually most people didn't ask so everything worked out fine. I am ordering more !
PRODUCT USED IN:   Body Sprays & Perfume
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• the ingredient list.
• I, for one, would be more comfortable
• listing them. Thank you
Stephanie • Colorado

Date Submitted:  11/15/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Quick shipping"
COMMENTS:  Quick shipping. Exactly what I needed. Thank you WSP!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Katie • Iowa

Date Submitted:  11/04/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Finally Found It"
COMMENTS:  It's been hard to find the Liquid Germall lately, since they changed the name, so I was very relieved to find a place I can buy it that has a reliable stock on hand. I use this in my lotions, so it's important I have somewhere I can buy it!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Paraben-free
• Don't have to use much
Sheryl • Michigan

Date Submitted:  11/03/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Works well"
COMMENTS:  Works well. Will order again!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters