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What is the best way to preserve homemade beauty products: masks, creams, scrubs?
For all the at home remedies I make I keep them sealed in air-tight jars. Anything which is perishable should by kept in the refrigerator. All other items should be stored in a cool, dark place. For items such as masks, creams, etc. consider making only small amounts on a weekly or bi-weekly basis in order to be sure that they don't spoil.
Puncture a vitamin E gel pill with a straight pin and add to your product. Depending on the amount of product you may need two or three. You usually can find vitamin E lots cheaper at places like the Dollar Zone or Everythings a Dollar. You can also check with Family Dollar and Dollar General depending where you live.
Grapefruit seed extract is a great preservative. Just a few drops.
I have made some exfoliating sugar scrub with foaming bath butter. Would anyone know how long this will last? I go away on holiday in two weeks and made two tubs of medium size. I have put them in the fridge for now; would they last for a month? Many thanks.
Butter and sugar both, can be frozen. Freeze it. When you come back, let one thaw, use it up before thawing the other. Always keep refrigerated when not frozen.
How can I preserve a homemade facial scrub with a main ingredient of Moringa oliefera, also known as malunggay, in combination with honey and lime? And how long would it take?
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