I did some research on preservatives. I found lots of info but none that are practical to buy for small batch stuff. Then I found a few mentions of "grapefruit seed extract". It seems it can be used as a preservative for short term things. With it, I think I will be safe keeping a batch in the bathroom for a few weeks without refrigeration. Longer and I would probably need a professional grade preservative. I found a bottle in a health food store.

More information found here: http://www.care2.com/channels/solutions/self/120 and here: http://www.makingcosmetics.com/store...target=d3.html
Originally Posted by musica_al
I have actually noticed a lot of products that are 'natural' have grapefruit seed in them. Of course I didnt pay any attention to why it was there until reading this thread!
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