Phenonip - A liquid preservative to inhibit a full range of microbial growth in your cremes, lotions, salt scrubs, dusting powders and liquid soap bases. This preservative is more suitable than Germaben II for products that are manufactured at higher temperature ranges. Temperature should be below 200F degrees when added to recipe. Phenonip is not a formaldehyde donor. Use at a rate of .5 -1.0% of the total weight of your product.While volume vs. weight measurements vary, these measurements may help you if you don't have a scale handy:
0.1 oz. = 3 ml3.0 ml = 2 grams
Ingredients:Botanical Name: Phenoxyethanol (and) Methylparaben (and) Ethylparaben (and) Butylparaben (and) PropylparabenCommon Name: Phenonip
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.
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.
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.
This seems to work well but will leave a scent in the finished product.
Reply from Bramble BerryHi 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!
This works great in my lotions. I don't detect any smell but the recipe I use requires only a small amount.
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