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Essentially Natural Sodium Benzoate

Essentially Natural Sodium Benzoate

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Sodium benzoate is the inactive salt of benzoic acid, and is activated with water to convert to benzoic acid.

Sodium benzoate is an anti-fungal agent and is often used as a natural preservative in combination with potassium sorbate. It is effective against fungi and slightly effective against bacteria, but not against mold and yeast, hence it is best when combined with potassium sorbate.

Sizes: 50g, 100g, 250g, 500g, 1kg. 5kg, 10kg.

This product is certified: Vegan, Food Grade, and Beauty Without Cruelty.

INCI: Sodium benzoate
  • Easy to use powder form
  • Halal and Kosher certified
  • Vegan
  • GMO free
  • Food grade

Usage: 0.5-3% dissolved in water.

Sodium benzoate is not a broad spectrum preservative on its own so should be combined with other preservatives for maximum efficacy.

Sodium benzoate can be used on its own but is often combined with potassium sorbate at 0.1-0.3%. Potassium sorbate is effective against molds and yeasts so together with sodium benzoate which is effective against fungi and slightly effective against bacteria, it can make a good preservative.

It is most effective at low pH levels around 3.

Adjust the pH as required with citric acid.

Sodium benzoate

Water soluble crystalline powder.

Ingredient transparency: data sheets or COA available on request, or log in to view.

Some people experience an allergic reaction to sodium benzoate. We advise to do a skin patch test first.

Keep well sealed and store away from children, animals, moisture, sunlight and heat. If pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult with your medical care-giver before use.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Sandra G.
Essentially the BEST

I purchased the sodium benzoate online from Essentially Natural the customer care from the time of the order until it was delivered to me was excellent, will definitely be doing business with them in future, excellent keep up the good work.

Naythan D.
Great Product

This is a great product that does as advertised , however i feel Essentially Natural should give better and easier to understand instructions on how to use it as i had to do my own research and finally found a simple how to video on youtube. I also found out that not mixing it correctly has serious medical dangers associated with it . So i feel a better explanation or how to is required .

Mahlatse M.
Value for money

Good quality product
Quick delivery
Placing an order made so easy


Good product

First time using this along with potassium sorbate and I'm happy so far. Keeps my diy hair products from spoiling and its easy to use.

Mishkaah E.
Great product

Easy to order, pleasure dealing with you guys