Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. I gave lots of handmade lotions as gifts and they were very well-received! I love to give homemade gifts, don’t you? Did you notice the new category in the menu above? Skincare Recipes is a new category just in case you’d like to browse recipes only 🙂
When it comes to email questions, there is no question: most of you want to know about preservatives. It is the single most asked about topic in my inbox. For my post about the basics of preservatives, click here. Also, check out this awesome email question:
While I’m new to all this homemade stuff, my main motivation is a) reducing my overall chemical intake and b) helping my daughter with a newly developed skin problem. I’ve found quite a bit of info on the Internet, but not all of my questions have been answered despite extensive research. I’ve just started delving into the pH levels of products and have searched for a preservative that won’t negate the positive effects of making my own products. I ran across one at Texas Naturals and wondered if you have had any experience with it. It’s called Tinosan (Silverion 2400) and reading about it, sounds a viable alternative to the more common preservatives. Do you have any info/experience with it. I’d love your input. Thank you so very much and have a wonderful day.
I actually have no experience with this preservative nor have I ever heard of it. You know what I use: Optiphen. I really don’t stray from that. I’m a bit of a creature of habit and once I find something that works, I tend to stick to it, especially when it comes to something like a preservative. As long as it kills microbes (bacteria, fungus, mold, yeast), can be used at a low concentration, and doesn’t have parabens or formaldehyde, I’m with it. I did check this preservative out though and I offered my very humble and not professional opinion. See below.