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Help with herbal infusions

Posted by truzella z7 zf (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 10, 11 at 15:14

I would like to make a lavender infusion and use the steeped lavender water to make lotion. What preservative would I use?

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RE: Help with herbal infusions

Try adding the contents of a Vitamin E capsule to the lotion, and/or a pinch of borax.

RE: Help with herbal infusions

Vitamin E won't help keep bacteria out of water. Vitamin E helps slow the rate at which oils go rancid. Bacteria growth is another matter. To keep bacteria growth down in a water infusion, you'll need something like phenonip or Germall Plus. Or, refrigerate the lotion and use within 2 weeks.

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