Skip to content

How to Preserve Your Homemade Cosmetics, Home Remedies + Giveaway Pre-Announcement



♥ ** Remeber to LIKE, COMMENT, and SUBSCRIBE ** ♥
EXPAND for more infos ♥

My cosmetic line:
********************************************************************
This video tutorial is a reply to some requests I’ve received from some of you on how to preserve properly homemade cosmetics and home remedies. In this tutorial I share with you for which products you need to use an antioxidant and in which products you have to use a preservative, what you should know when choosing a preservative, which criteria you should follow when choosing one and what it’s important to consider when using specific preservatives and other useful information 😉

When deciding which preservative is the most appropriate for your product, there is 1 question you should ask yourself: is there water in my formula? If there is not, then an antioxidant will be enough to preserve your product from going rancid. Usually lip balms, whipped butters, stick balms are made up only of vegetable oils, butters and eventually waxes. No water involved :D.

The most used antioxidants are vitamin E and rosemary extract (which will impart its own aroma into your products and will make them smell of rosemary). Adding them to your products will slow down the oxidation process, but don’t forget they are as useful for your skin too. 😉 Remember that antioxidants can’t kill bacteria and molds, should you consider adding them (erroneously) as a preservative in water based cosmetic.

Preservatives do extend the shelf life of homemade products and keep them free of bacteria, but remember that preservatives themselves are often unhealthy. Many may cause or promote skin problems, therefore it’s very important to choose them being fully aware of what they are made up of, if they are parabens free and if you care, if they are ecological or not.

Natural preservatives, among which essential oils (such as tea tree, thyme, neem) are considered too, don’t cover a broad spectrum of bacteria and the amounts needed to make them act as a preservative are usually too high and not safe to use in skin care products. If you decide to anyway use them, consider a short shelf life for your products.

For more information, pls check the dedicated post on my blog, by clicking here:

My blog:
Follow me on Facebook:
Receive my latest tweets:
Connect with me on Instagram:

Subscribe my youtube channel to get notified when I upload new beauty tips 😉
Credits: Free Acoustic Stock Music “Acoustic Indie Pop” available here: