You may want to choose an EO with "antiseptic" qualities. I put some Lavendar EO and a little citric acid in mine--natural preservatives. It's lasted two weeks out of the refrigerator and still smells fine. Other antiseptic EOs are rose, clove and rosemary. I know you want to do it for scent, but it doesn't hurt if it preserves it, too!
Originally Posted by kathymack
earlier you had mentioned a ratio of about 6 drops/oz for grapefruit seed oil as a perservative. would you need a similar ratio of one of these EOs for that purpose? or would it be better to use grapefruit seed in that amount as the main preservative and one of the above to scent preference, just as added bonus on the preservative side?

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