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Excellent for Goats Milk Lotion

This preservative is the best I found in my research to use in goat milk lotion. Broad spectrum, higher flash point, and I have had no problems with this at all. Thanks BB for making this an affordable preservative for us small business owners! I do not detect a smell as others have said...

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Inexpensive and does the job

Doesn't smell at all not one bit. Ever. Have used this to preserve 100's of lbs of body butter for a few years... No complaints about spoiling ever. Not one. Perfect.

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There is definitely a lingering odor...

even when used at the rate of .5% as I did in the last two batches of lotion. I took care to read the comments and Brambleberry's suggestions and responses. I used orange 5x EO and the combo of the scent from the phenonip combined with orange is a little nauseating. The phenonip scent, to my olfactory unit, is a very sweet, cloying floral. I'm going to try the other preservative BB carries and possibly experiment with other EOs and the phenonip to see if it blends well with anything. But I do think it would be nice if BB acknowledges that this preservative does, in fact, affect the final scent of the product. There have been enough customers reporting this to warrant a statement like that and many people would really appreciate the info. Thanks for your wonderful website, BB. I find interesting and helpful info on this site all the time!

Terah from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Carrie! I'm so sorry you were disappointed with this preservative. We use our Phenonip all of the time and have never noticed a lingering odor in our final products as seen in our Emulsified Scrub (from Scratch) on Soap Queen TV. I even went out to our warehouse to smell the Phenonip out of bottle to see exactly what you were talking about and detected no sweet, floral scent at all it smelled more lightly of plastic. I am worried you may have received the wrong product. I will email you personally to resolve this issue.

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My favorite Preservative!

I've used this in my lotions, lotion bars, scrubs, etc. and I really like it. the Phenonip does its job by helping preserve products but you can't see or smell it. I bought a bottle originally a few years ago and a friend gave me some last year. I do wonder though how long before the Phenonip expires and I need to buy a new bottle? I assume it doesn't last forever and that after a certain point it would loose it's affectivness.

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Works but has an odor

This seems to work well but will leave a scent in the finished product.

Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Elizabeth! I'm so glad this preservative works well for you! In our tests and recipes, we didn't notice any smell in the finished projects when used at .5-1% in your recipe, as seen in the Rose Clay Exfoliating Mask on Soap Queen TV. I'll be emailing you personally to discuss this further!