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Essentially Natural Potassium Sorbate

Essentially Natural Potassium Sorbate

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Potassium sorbate can be used to preserve all kinds of DIY cosmetic products like creams, lotions, shampoos, makeup and sunscreen products.

Potassium sorbate is the inactive salt of sorbic acid, which is activated on contact with water.

It is effective against mold and yeast, but is not effective against bacteria. Therefore is is most commonly used together with sodium benzoate, which is effective against fungi and bacteria.

Interesting reading: Quick Guide To Preservatives

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

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

INCI: Potassium Sorbate

Usage rate: 0.1-0.3%

Dissolve in the water phase.

Adjust the final pH to around 4.4 for maximum efficacy.

Potassium sorbate is not effective at all in products with a pH over 6, so please adjust your formulation accordingly.

Include Vitamin E in the formulation as an antioxidant.

Potassium sorbate

SDS available for download here

COA available for download here

Note: A Certificate of Analysis (COA) is a document sharing the outcomes of a scientific test. It helps us verify that a product meets the specified standards. These tests are conducted on product batches, so slight variations in results between different batches are normal. If the batch number on this COA doesn't match the one on the product you bought from us, please get in touch with us. This is just one recent instance. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Some people experience an allergic reaction to potassium sorbate. 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.

About Preservatives

Our range of preservatives are all suitable for natural and organic formulations, are paraben free and are easy to use. Correctly preserving your products is vital; read more here: Quick Guide To Preservatives

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Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Jazmeen Sheik
Finally found a supplier after months of running around

I am so impressed with neat packaging and the product itself is fresh. I'm using it in sauces so therefore I'm very happy with the product. Thank you for the great n efficient service as well as the little gift...I felt so special.

Kgothatso M.

Can't complain about anything you guys are selling good quality staff here bought few and am happy

Lethabo M.

Good quality and efficient delivery.

Nicky H.

Hi not a review but question, what is the exact amount of potassium sorbate to water and then how much solution is added to a litre of sauce, eg homemade preserve?

Hi Rob, there are some basic usage instruction s on the product page if you scroll down :)
But these may vary depending on the product so it's best to find out what others are doing, and also experiment a bit to get the best results

Mishkaah E.
Great product

Easy to order, quick delivery. Highly recommend you guys