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Optiphen - Optiphen is a paraben and formaldehyde-free preservative. It consists of Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol. The Caprylyl Glycol is essentially a carrier base for the Phenoxyethanol. Optiphen is a clear liquid that has no pH restrictions and is safe for use at temperatures below 176 degrees. It is suggested for usage levels at .5 - 1.5% and is best used in oil based products.

INCI: Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol


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(based on 6 reviews)

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by Elizabeth
on 1/25/2015
why does it have a scent?
I would really like an unscented preservative, but still as natural as possible. This has a strange floral scent to it, and I keep smelling that mixed with what fragrance I added. I hope it fades, but I also think it should be mentioned somewhere that it has a scent to it.

Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Elizabeth! While this preservative may have a slight scent to it, we didn't notice any scent in our final products when it was used at .5-1.5% of the recipe, as seen in the Fresh Rain Sugar Scrub video on Soap Queen TV. Also, this preservative is formaldehyde and paraben free, but it is a synthetic product. I'll be emailing you personally to talk more!

by Anna
on 1/19/2015
Great lotion preservative
I really like this preservative. I have never had one ounce of trouble with it except for the one time I added it to the lotion when it was too hot. Definitely follow instructions and use below 176 degrees and you'll be fine.
by Elijah
on 10/25/2014
I bought. A small bottle. To test. It so soon ill be buying. Bigger. Bottles
by Marissa
on 1/4/2014
Could this be used to prevent scrubs from molding? How much do I use.
by Tanisha
on 12/3/2013
I use this one
I purchased the 1oz bottle to test the preservative. I have now emptied it and will be purchasing a bigger bottle to use for my family. I am happy with the results and experienced no bacterial or mold growth in my lotions. Yay!
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