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Preservative - Water Soluble PF

Pricing
$4.58 for 2 oz
$27.77 for 1 lb
$227.96 for 9.8 lb
$7815.88 for 551 lb. drum



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.

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.

SDS & Documents
Questions & Answers (58)

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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? "




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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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CustomerReviews (172)
Submit A Rating Average Customer Rating: (172 Reviews)



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
Elena • Georgia

Date Submitted:  10/22/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Always use"
COMMENTS:  I have Had no issues with any of my products because I carefull Use recommended amount in anything with or will be in water.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts, Lotions, Creams & Butters
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Great
• Price
Valarie • California

Date Submitted:  10/11/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Worked Great"
COMMENTS:  Fit my needs perfectly, and I liked it so much that I am writing this review for a coupon to buy more! Thanks WSP!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Kari • Colorado

Date Submitted:  10/10/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Water Soluble PF"
COMMENTS:  This is my go to preservative for everything
PRODUCT USED IN:   Liquid Soap & Washes, Lotions, Creams & Butters
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Everything
• Nothing
Demetria • Virginia

Date Submitted:  10/08/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Love it!"
COMMENTS:  Great great in my lotions and butter!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Lynne • Michigan

Date Submitted:  09/24/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Great Broad Spectrum Preservative"
COMMENTS:  I have tested a few preservatives now, and I think I finally found the one to stick with. Works well in all of our lotions, creams, and scrubs. No separation, and great broad spectrum coverage. Yep, it's a keeper.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Emily • Ohio

Date Submitted:  08/28/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Got the job done"
COMMENTS:  The best review you could get is that it works, and no surprise here, it does. This is a great preservative. I use it in my lotions. Pay attention to the temps, as always, and I like to go below by about 20-30 degrees, but that's just my choice - I'm sure you could go all the way
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Amy • Texas

Date Submitted:  08/20/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Awesome products"
COMMENTS:  Love this preservative. It works amazingly
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Hair Care, Lotions, Creams & Butters
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Mold control
Tiffany  • Georgia

Date Submitted:  08/15/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Love - best quality for the price around !!!!!"
COMMENTS:  I’ve purchased from other companies in past. This is by far a much better price for the amount. Wholesale supplies plus never disappoints
PRODUCT USED IN:   Liquid Soap & Washes, Body Sprays & Perfume, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Face Care, Room & Linen Sprays
Lisa • Wyoming

Date Submitted:  07/08/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"I love that I can use this in about everything!"
COMMENTS:  My products are holding up really well and I use them daily! No rashes,no mold,no weird smells.I think I will stick to this preservative!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Face Care, Hair Care, Lotions, Creams & Butters
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• My products are doing well!
Deniera • Illinois

Date Submitted:  04/23/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"great price"
COMMENTS:  Purchased for a particular recipe...cant' wait to see how it turns out.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Bath Fizzies & Salts
Theresa • North Carolina

Date Submitted:  04/17/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"The only preservative I will use"
COMMENTS:  I've been using this preservative since I started making body creams and sugar scrubs. Never have had any issues and won't use anything else.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Micromint • Missouri

Date Submitted:  04/04/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Great price, excellent product!"
COMMENTS:  This is my favorite preservative. Works perfectly with all my formulas. Best price and I love that the bottle is dated.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Face Care, Hair Care, Lotions, Creams & Butters, Room & Linen Sprays
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Packaging
• Price
• Quality
Michelle • New York

Date Submitted:  03/25/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Liquid Germall Plus"
COMMENTS:  This preservative has never let me down in my aloe vera juice based body butters.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Barb • Pennsylvania

Date Submitted:  02/24/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"great"
COMMENTS:  works well in my scrubs
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs
Tonya • West Virginia

Date Submitted:  01/21/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"My Favorite Preservative"
COMMENTS:  I love this preservative. Works exactly as it is supposed to. Easy to pour and easy to measure.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
REDOLENT • Louisiana

Date Submitted:  01/10/2018

I Recommend This Product!
"Good"
COMMENTS:  I have used this preservative in Lotion and Sugar scrubs and not have any issues as of yet. It is a thick liquid.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Lotions, Creams & Butters
JENE • North Carolina

Date Submitted:  11/25/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Perfect!"
COMMENTS:  Very Cost effective and affordable. Can use in almost any product. Highly recommend.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Body Sprays & Perfume, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Hair Care, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Libby  • New York

Date Submitted:  11/01/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Great Preservative!"
COMMENTS:  I love this preservative. I feel confident in what I am using as I have NEVER had any problems with this preservative and very important to me is the fact that it is Paraben Free!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Clarissa  • California

Date Submitted:  10/20/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Best Preservative "
COMMENTS:  Works really well to keep my lotions and scrubs fresh and mold free.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Face Care, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Tracy • California

Date Submitted:  10/07/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"favorite"
COMMENTS:  Germall plus is my favorite broad spectrum preservative & super reliable.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Liquid Soap & Washes, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Nora • Arizona

Date Submitted:  09/11/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Germal Plus"
COMMENTS:  Very, very necessary for many products, shaving cream, lotions and scrubs
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Ruth • Florida

Date Submitted:  09/04/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Great"
COMMENTS:  This is a great product. Dose exactly as it is supposed to do.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Liquid Soap & Washes, Body Sprays & Perfume, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Face Care, Hair Care, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Michelle • West Virginia

Date Submitted:  08/06/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"An essential ingredient for many products"
COMMENTS:  I add the recommended amount of this to everything I make that has even a bit of water in it, just in case. I also add it to cosmetics and body products that are paraben-free. Since the trend of paraben-free products has started I have had many items mold or turn prematurely. I trust this, as there is no evidence that parabens cause health problems.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Liquid Soap & Washes, Body Sprays & Perfume, Face Care, Room & Linen Sprays
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Easy to use
• Only a tiny amount is needed
• P
Leanne • Illinois

Date Submitted:  07/22/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"This is my Go-To Preservative"
COMMENTS:  Anytime I make a product that contains water or may be exposed to water during use, I always use Germall Plus. It work great for water in oil & oil in water formulas plus I can use it in oil based scrubs. The products I use it for are lotion, foaming bath whip, scrubs, & shaving soap. Ohhhh & it also has a wide range for product pH. Just make sure to add it after your product has cooled some since it IA temperature sensitive.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Soap - Shave Shampoo, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Debi • Arkansas

Date Submitted:  07/21/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Perfect for my lotions"
COMMENTS:  I like this preservative and it doesn't thin my lotions down! I always use this in my lotions and never have any issues with it!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Great preservative
• Easy to use
• Doesn't thin my products
Sherry • Florida

Date Submitted:  07/20/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"No guesswork and easy to use"
COMMENTS:  This is the best overall preservation product, in my opinion.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Aliia  • Maryland

Date Submitted:  07/05/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Germall Plus Liquid "
COMMENTS:  A good preservative for water based products. I use it a lot for my lotions.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Erica • Tennessee

Date Submitted:  07/03/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"BEST preservative "
COMMENTS:  Wow! I have tried other broad spectrum preservatives but this is SO easy to work with! It's not a difficult process involved with germall plus to add it to your recipe. Other preservatives are so difficult with all the stipulations and you still might have a mess up and it won't even preserve your final product. Also, this has no foul smell that overrides your fragrance or natural scent of your recipe! A little goes such a long way even with the 2oz bottle and the price offered by WSP is incredible. I cannot find germall plus hardly anywhere and if I can I definitely can't for this price.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Face Care, Hair Care, Lotions, Creams & Butters
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Price
• Ease of use
Melissa • Texas

Date Submitted:  06/09/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Least expensive Germall"
COMMENTS:  This is probably the least expensive place i was able to find Germall plus. I've used a few other broad spectrum preservatives, but i keep coming back to Germall Plus. You really can't go wrong with it. It seems to be the only one that hasn't failed me or my products so far.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Body Sprays & Perfume, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Face Care, Hair Care, Lip Care, Lotion Bars & Sticks, Lotions, Creams & Butters, Massage Oils
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• inexpensive
• blends really well
• easy to use
n/a • South Carolina

Date Submitted:  06/05/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Liquid Germall Plus"
COMMENTS:  Used this in my first diy lotion. It's viscosity is "gloppy" which makes it a bit difficult to measure. As this is my first time to use this preservative, I have no reason to not recommend it!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Dana • North Carolina

Date Submitted:  05/25/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Great preservative"
COMMENTS:  Use this in my sugar scrubs. Great product
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Great
Mary • Texas

Date Submitted:  05/19/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"My Go To Preservative "
COMMENTS:  I use this product in everything from lotions, scrubs, and creams. Since it is such a broad spectrum preservative, I feel comfortable that my products are properly preserved. I have never had any issues with it causing my lotions or scrubs to separate. Good overall preservative & it requires very little to properly preserve your products.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Lotions, Creams & Butters
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• Good broad spectrum preservative
• Requires very little
• No problems with separation in lotions
LeShan • New York

Date Submitted:  05/15/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"germall plus liquid"
COMMENTS:  great price & size. i use this inside of my sugar scrubs. a little goes along way. this will be my second time ordering this item. works well with my products. love this. Fast shipping
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Lotions, Creams & Butters
THINGS I LIKE   THINGS I'D LIKE TO CHANGE
• price
• size
Angie  • Iowa

Date Submitted:  04/13/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Great Product"
COMMENTS:  This is my go to preservative to use in my scrubs and lotions. It doesn't thin out my product and has worked great.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Lotions, Creams & Butters
STEPHANIE  • New York

Date Submitted:  02/23/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"GREAT"
COMMENTS:  I used this in my lotion. I was nervous because it is a preservative, but I used the smallest bit, according to it's usage. Will buy again
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Deanna • Missouri

Date Submitted:  01/31/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"our go to choice"
COMMENTS:  We use this everyday
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
dondra • Maryland

Date Submitted:  01/18/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"alternative to optiphen "
COMMENTS:  I usually use optiphen across all my products, but decided to give this a try with my facial toners. It seemed to work well, and I have not noticed any side effects, such as smell or separation. I plan to incorporate this into my routine for water based products with little oil.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Body Sprays & Perfume
Angela • South Carolina

Date Submitted:  01/07/2017

I Recommend This Product!
"Love this Preservative"
COMMENTS:  Will not use anything else for my lotions.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Nancy • Kentucky

Date Submitted:  12/26/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"Works for me"
COMMENTS:  I'm satisfied with liquid Germall Plus. It doesn't thin out my lotions, and it's cost effective. I wish it wasn't a formaldehyde releaser, but there are undesirable aspects to every preservative, and through research, Germall Plus is the one I chose to use, and so far it has not disappointed. I plan to try others, but this one is my go-to and I recommend it!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Liquid Soap & Washes, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Face Care, Hair Care, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Mary Dhanya  • New Jersey

Date Submitted:  12/20/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"My goto preservative"
COMMENTS:  I love this preservative. I use this in most of the things i need a preservative for.It is soooo nice to know that your product will function the way its meant to without the nasties growing in it. I <3 Germall+
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Elizabeth • Georgia

Date Submitted:  12/14/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"My go-to preservative for lotions"
COMMENTS:  This is my standard preservative for any lotions and creams I make. Have never had a product go rancid using Germall Plus.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Alex • North Carolina

Date Submitted:  12/13/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"Favorite preservative"
COMMENTS:  This is the best preservative for water based products. I use this in almost everything I make. No odor. Works at really low concentration levels. Totally clear and easy to incorporate.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Liquid Soap & Washes, Face Care, Hair Care
Charity • Washington

Date Submitted:  11/17/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"Easy to use and effective"
COMMENTS:  Helps keep products from going bad, seems to work pretty well but not yet had time to see the full lifespan of them.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Liquid Soap & Washes, Face Care, Hair Care, Lotions, Creams & Butters
renee • Ohio

Date Submitted:  11/15/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"Great Preservative....I highly recommend "
COMMENTS:  Great product, high quality and best of all IT WORKS. I use this product to preserve my hair conditioners. So far, I've had no complaints it does a great job of keeping the product well preserved for months.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Hair Care
Katrina • Washington

Date Submitted:  10/31/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"Effective and Easy to Use"
COMMENTS:  Incorporated well into my liquid foaming soaps.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Liquid Soap & Washes
Angela • Idaho

Date Submitted:  10/18/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"The best paraben-free preservative"
COMMENTS:  This is my favorite preservative for lotions and creams. I like that it is broad spectrum and has no known inactivators, so it takes the guesswork out of choosing a preservative. It doesn't thin the product like other preservatives can. And you only need a small amount so the bottle goes a long way. I use it in body lotions and facial creams, never had any issues with it.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Riley • California

Date Submitted:  10/09/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"Great Product"
COMMENTS:  Works great without altering final product.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
corena • Oklahoma

Date Submitted:  10/07/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"Second time ordering"
COMMENTS:  Works well. I've never had any bad issues
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Elizabeth • Indiana

Date Submitted:  08/18/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"Great Product"
COMMENTS:  Works as described!
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Sunnie • Utah

Date Submitted:  08/06/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"Preserverative"
COMMENTS:  Keeps my sugar scrubs from going nasty or moldy. Buying again because I ran out.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs
Karen • Washington

Date Submitted:  07/18/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"good consistency"
COMMENTS:  easy to use and weigh..glad that it is clear
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Jennifer • Maine

Date Submitted:  06/26/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"Easy to use!"
COMMENTS:  This is a great broad spectrum preservative and it easy to use. Just add at temps lower than 120'F
PRODUCT USED IN:   Liquid Soap & Washes, Exfoliants & Sugar Scrubs, Hair Care, Lotions, Creams & Butters
Gwen • New York

Date Submitted:  06/24/2016

I Recommend This Product!
"Works wonderfully!"
COMMENTS:  Liquid Germall Plus is a great preservative that is not harmful. I've been using it in my goats milk lotion for years and it preserves it amazingly.
PRODUCT USED IN:   Lotions, Creams & Butters
Allen • Virginia

Date Submitted:  06/20/2016

I Recommend This Product!