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Lye, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Germall Plus, Geogard

Preservatives For Soap | Lotions Creams

LYE FOR SOAP MAKING - (Caustic Soda, Sodium Hydroxide)

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It Doesn't Say "Lye" on My Soap Bar Ingredients

If it is real soap or contains real soap, it must be made with lye!

However the chemical reaction of making soap is called saponification, once it is complete, the lye and oil molecules have combined and chemically changed into soap and glycerin.

If the soap is made properly, the lye is used up in the saponification process to turn oil into soap.

Therefore there may be no lye present in the finished bars of soap or shampoo. While all real soap must be made with lye, no lye remains in finished products after saponification is properly complete


Derived from natural citrus fruits, this fine granular is a common ingredient in Bath Bombs as well as used to adjust pH of products. Also acts as a preservative and sequestering agent helping to prevent change in colour, flavour, texture and appearance.

Potassium Sorbate

Potassium Sorbate is a widely used food preservative that is gaining popularity in natural cosmetic products. It is the natural potassium salt of sorbic acid, which when dissolved in water based products, is effective against yeasts, molds and select bacteria. While Potassium Sorbate has shown to be quite an effective preservative in a wide range of personal care products, it is not on its own a full spectrum preservative.

Geogard™ ECT Preservative

is a unique combination of 4 components – Benzyl
Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Glycerin, and Sorbic Acid, which are well accepted in a wide range of personal care products.

The novel composition of this antimicrobial blend offers broad spectrum protection in a diverse range of products, against Gram-positive & Gram-negative bacteria, yeast, and molds. 

Germall Plus

Liquid Germall Plus Preservative is a broad spectrum antimicrobial preservative which is compatible with virtually all cosmetic ingredients for use in personal care and household products where extended shelf life is desired. Germall Plus offers complete broad spectrum preservation against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, yeast, and mold.