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Preservative Eco


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Inci:Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Glycerin, Sorbic Acid

An effective and simple to use preservative that is palm free and comes with good eco credentials so that it can be used in natural and organic products.


A clear, colourless to slightly straw coloured mobile liquid with a slight odour which becomes stronger if the preservative is added as the last ingredient in a product.
We recommend to blend the Stage 3 (below 40°C) ingredients together before adding to the product.
This way, the preservative has a very low odour profile.
An unique combination of benzyl alcohol, salicylic acid, glycerin and sorbic acid.
This antimicrobial blend offers broad spectrum protection against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, yeast and moulds.
It has a wide range of global regulatory acceptance. It is non GMO and Vegan.
The Glycerine is Palm Free and is sourced from Canola or Soy Bean Oil.
As this preservative contains Salicylic acid, it cannot be used in leave on products (like creams) intended for babies and children under the age of 7.
However it can be used in rinse off products for children under the age of 7, like a shampoo or body wash.
The individual materials that make up Preservative Eco Plus are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (CosIng) here.


Skin Care
Effective in oil in water (O/W) and water in oil (W/O) emulsions so can be used in creams and lotions for all skin types.
Suitable for use in anhydrous (non-water containing) formulations such as oily body scrubs.
Because of the nature of the scrub, water is likely to enter the product container as it is used and so will need a preservative.
Hair Care
No direct hair care usage but it is effective in hair conditioners, hair packs and shampoos.
Use at 1% but it is safe to go as high as 1.1% for example when using herbal infusions and decoctions.
The maximum safe amount use in products is no more than 1.15%.
Effective range is pH3 to pH8. Water soluble, so can be used in water based products such as toners.
It is best if combined with glycerin first.
Always check with your cosmetic safety assessor to ensure the percentage is correct for your particular product.
Add to Stage 3 (below 40°C) when making creams and lotions.
As it has a natural odour that can show through, we find it is better to either combine the Stage 3 ingredients together before blending or add Preservative Eco as the first ingredient of the Stage 3.
We have found that when it is added last, the odour appears to be stronger and more noticeable.
Of course, adding essential oils can also cover this.
It is not suitable to use when combining clays into emulsions.
Although some of the older publications still suggest using drops as a measure, this is not accurate as dropper sizes vary.
Always weigh the amount of preservative used to get the correct percentage needed.
Suggested Blends
Do not blend different preservatives with each other unless you are experienced in this area and can have the result tested for efficacy.
If you are adding extra materials to a base product, you may need to add extra preservative as well.
Ensure the same preservative as the base product is used.


As this preservative contains Salicylic Acid, it cannot be used in leave on products, such as creams and lotions, that are intended for babies or children under the age of 7. It can be used in shampoos and body washes, because they are rinse off products.
For more information and guidance on making your own skin care products please see Aromantic's books and eBooks in our Publications section.
These notes are not meant to replace medical guidance and you should seek the advice of your doctor for your health matters.
The formulae are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only.
They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness.
It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulations.


Click on the link below to be directed to a great recipe featuring Preservative Eco:

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03 November 2021
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I recommend this product


The product was good delivered on time. Really good quality

18 October 2021
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Preservative eco

It has been good, the smell is a bit stronger than expected but overall good experience

30 September 2021
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Works well

This product was recommended and blended really well into a emulsion. Over time I am hoping it will demonstrate that it will preserve the product made.

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28 July 2021
Louisa P.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Happy customer


31 May 2021
Affiong U.
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I recommend this product

Great Offer

Great service. Great Packaging. Always look forward to receiving my orders. Great quality item. Thank you.

23 May 2021
Affiong U.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Great Product

Great quality product and great service. Glad that I can get quality products from Aromantic. The preservative Eco is fantastic for my natural products

18 May 2021
Juliet C.
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I recommend this product


Good service. Keep me updated

25 March 2021
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Preservative Eco

Good quality . Thank you.

24 March 2021
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product


I use this in making my own shampoo, hand soap and body wash. It does the job.

15 March 2021
stephanie j.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Preservative Eco

Excellent product and love using it in my formulations.

15 January 2021
Humera S.
Pakistan Pakistan
I recommend this product

Efficacy of Preservative Eco

Hi, I have tested the Preservative Eco (Batch: 3489-267) on Bacillus spp. and Escherichia coli. I am satisfied with the results. The pictures are attached here. Picture description: Halo zones show no bacterial growth. Two antibiotics (S-10) and (TE-30) used as a positive control.

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10 November 2020
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Great product

It preserves brilliantly. Excellent preservative.

08 November 2020
Moira N.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Quality Product

I've been buying this for years and will continue to do so. It has a mild odour but not unpleasant. I have never had any problem with my own home made products deteriorating. Trusted product from Trusted Company:)

06 July 2020
Debbie D.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Great quality

Clearly a high quality product. Happy with it.

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