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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 is effective in formulas with PH between 4-8. It 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.


Botanical Name: Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol
Common Name:  Optiphen

*Color of this product can vary from clear, to pale yellow.


Average Rating:
(based on 7 reviews)

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by Keva
on 2/15/2015
Slight odor
This synthetic preservative has a slight odor that is noticeable. I used about 5g in the 'cool down' phase when I made my body cream (1st time making body cream. I'm a newbie.) along with the Coconut Mango fragrance oil and I can smell both the optiphen and the coconut mango fragrance. I'd much rather prefer that any preservative that I use for my next batch of body cream be odorless. If anyone can recommend another product, please do so. Thanks!!

Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Keva!  Our Optiphen does have a slight scent to it.  Though, in our tests and recipes this scent was unnoticeable in the final product when used at .5-1.5% as seen in the Kissably Soft Lotion Recipe. I will email you personally to disucss this further. 

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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!

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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.
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by Elijah
on 10/25/2014
I bought. A small bottle. To test. It so soon ill be buying. Bigger. Bottles
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by Marissa
on 1/4/2014
Could this be used to prevent scrubs from molding? How much do I use.
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