Germaben II - If you are making lotions, and you wish to keep your lotions nice and creamy without mold and other nasties growing in your creations, you need Germaben II. Germaben is a mixture of propylene glycol, diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, and propylparaben. It is meant to be used as .3 to 1.0% of the total weight of your lotion. Germaben II needs to be at a temperature of 140F degrees or below to effectively inhibit mold and bacterial growth.
Bramble Berry strongly recommends making lotions by weight, with a scale. However, we recognize that some of our customers have other methods of manufacturing lotions. Here is the exact weight to volume conversion if you prefer to make your lotions without a scale.
Ingredients:Botanical Name: Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Methylparaben (and) PropylparabenCommon Name: Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Methylparaben (and) Propylparaben
.1 oz by weight = .082 US fluid ounces = 2.42502943 ml
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Raina! We definitely recommend diluting our LabColors as mentioned in the LabColor Quickstart Guide. If you do not have a preservative dyes can be measured and poured into ice cube trays, frozen, and then stored in freezer bags. Or you may keep the colors refrigerated. The preservative is purely used for storage purposes, not using one will not affect your final soap. For more information on diluting LabColors check out our Diluting Bramble Berry LabColors blog post. I will email you personally to discuss this further.
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