I’m so excited that I have a couple posts lined up that are answering questions I’ve gotten to my email! I’ve gotten questions from all kinds of places. I live in a little apartment in Brooklyn, NY so getting emails from people in other faraway countries is so incredibly cool. If you have any questions or comments, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I always respond.
Here’s the email question (from Kuwait!!):
I want to make body butter, cream, and lotion…if I want to extend the shelf life over a year, is that possible with Optiphen preservative…if so what is the percentage to use Optiphen preservative?
Optiphen is my choice for preservative because it is paraben- and formaldehyde-free. Optiphen is best in oil-based formulas. Optiphen Plus is good for just about any recipe. Use it at about 1% and don’t use at temperatures higher than 176 degrees F.
A lot of email questions are about preservatives! Keep ’em coming! And keep your eyes open for more email questions in the future.