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SoulfulSista 07-19-2010 03:50 PM

Have your mixtures ever made you sick?
 
I recently have started mixing together my own products and in the midst of my research I have come across some pretty scary articles about harmful bacteria, mold, and yeast growing in mixes that aren't properly preserved. I've seen that the solution is to make small batches and use them quickly, but I don't know if I can make it through my mixes in two or three weeks.

So my questions are... Have you ever had any mixes spoil? If so, is it very noticiable (i.e. drastic change in scent or color)? Have any of your mixes ever made you sick?

Amazinnatural 07-19-2010 07:31 PM

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Originally Posted by SoulfulSista (Post 1416938)
I recently have started mixing together my own products and in the midst of my research I have come across some pretty scary articles about harmful bacteria, mold, and yeast growing in mixes that aren't properly preserved. I've seen that the solution is to make small batches and use them quickly, but I don't know if I can make it through my mixes in two or three weeks.

So my questions are... Have you ever had any mixes spoil? If so, is it very noticiable (i.e. drastic change in scent or color)? Have any of your mixes ever made you sick?

If the product isn't properly preserved then they will spoil. I recommend making one time use products and making very small batches. But if you want your products to last longer I recommend using essential oils and extracts: tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, grapefruit seed extract, vitamin E, willow bark extract, rosemary essential oil, sage oil, aspen bark extract and lactoperoxidase (which is a natural preservatives)

tdc1978 07-19-2010 09:40 PM

^^ IA. I always use a combination of tea tree oil, Vit E, rosemary and GSE in my mixes.

msdi 07-24-2010 11:18 AM

Persevere and no water if possible
 
Just use a good preservative. I use ROE (Rosemary Oil Extract). Grapefruit seed extract and vita E (cannot remember which form) are also good preservatives. Also, if you do not put water in your formulations that helps. Bacteria needs both air and water to grow. One reason why Ren natural products has their products in airless containers and do not add water.

SoulfulSista 07-24-2010 11:54 AM

Thanks ladies. I do add Vitamin E and rosemary oil to my mixes, but I read that those aren't sufficient because so much of the oil is needed to prevent bacterial/mold/yeast that it would ruin the mix. That's why I was wondering if anyone actually had a mix go bad or make them sick.


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