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  1. Citric acid suitable for the manufacture of bath bombs and ph adjustment of cosmetics
    Citric acid
    £13.00 £10.83
  2. Dehydroacetic acid & Benzyl alcohol (GFecosafe / Preservative Eco equivelent)
    Dehydroacetic acid & Benzyl alcohol (GFecosafe / Preservative Eco equivelent)
    £3.50 £2.92
  3. Phenoxyethanol & Ethylhexylglycerin PE9010 buy online in small quantities
    Phenoxyethanol & Ethylhexylglycerin
    £3.90 £3.25
  4. Sodium benzoate and Potassium sorbate K712 buy online in small quantities
    Sodium benzoate & Potassium sorbate
    £3.90 £3.25
  5. Tocopherol Natural Vitamin E antioxidant suitable for use in cosmetics
    Tocopherol Vitamin E (natural)
    £6.50 £5.42
  6. Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E)
    Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E)
    £6.50 £5.42
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Preservative and antioxidants to safely preserve your skincare products

Unless you are producing products for instant use, you will want to (and if you are planning on selling or giving away your products you will need to) add a preservative.

What is the purpose of a preservative?

The purpose of a preservative is to safely allow you to store your product without your product "going off", most commonly, this involves giving your product the ability to fight off bacteria and fungus.

In the EU it is a legal requirement that any cosmetic that is to be sold or given away should contain a preservation system.

What is the difference between a preservative and an antioxidant?

A preservative attempts to kill bacteria and fungus within your product. Most commonly this bacteria and fungus appear with use, whilst contacting the end users skin. An antioxidant stops your product for oxidisng and therefore effectively becoming rancid. A common antioxidant is Vitamin E (tocopheryl) whose inclusion not only stops your product oxidising, but also helps to provide antioxidant effects for the skin.

Typically you will use antioxidants and preservatives together in synergistic harmony to protect your product.

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Recycling Your Packaging

We actively encourage you to recycle and reuse all Naturallythinking Bottles and Jars, whether they be aluminium, plastic or glass. The life of your bottle and jar does not need end when you have finished the product inside. Our Jars and bottles can be used for anything from stationary to arranging Lego Bricks.

Please never throw empty packaging in the bin. Always recycle your Plastic packaging in the relevant facilities. All of our Plastic Packaging is either PET, PP or HDPE Plastic, so can be readily recycled in household recycling facilities or local plastic waste recycling. If plastic is recycled it still remains one of the most environmentally friendly packaging materials available. Our Glass and Aluminium can be readily recycled in standard household recycling facilities.

For more information on our comparison of packaging types, please see our blog at:

Ensure Packaging is Recycled

  • Always rinse your packaging before putting it in the recycling bin
  • Always seperate the closure and bottle or jar. Often they are made of different materials, seperating ensures both parts will be recycled

Refillable Shower Gel and Shampoo Now Available at our Shop!

Refillable Shower Gel now available at our Shop

If you live close to our shop in Croydon, why not come down and sample our Shower Gel or Shampoo of the month.

Bring your own bottle (please makre sure it is clean) and we can refill it for £5/litre with our Shower Gel or Shampoo of the month (minimum size 200ml).

We are just behind John Lewis, Purley Way, Croydon - For more details click here.

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