Grapefruit Seed Extract
Grapefruit seed extract, is a great natural antioxidant that will really help extend the lifespan of your soap. Unlike many artificial preservatives found in store bought cosmetics, it won't harm your skin by clogging pores and damaging skin cells. In fact, this ingredient may actually benefit your skin and improve your complexion overall.
Benefits of Grapefruit Seed Extract
The benefits of grapefruit seed extract expand into many different fields. For skin care and soap making purposes, some of the benefits include...
Grapefruit seed extract is not only used in soap making. In fact, this substance is probably more well known for the benefits when taken orally; which include:
Grapefruit Seed Extract Soap
Preserving the finished product is where a lot of people go wrong when making soap. Imagine creating a wonderful all natural cleanser that your skin will love and then canceling all the benefits out by adding a harmful artificial preservative. Just don't do it!
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If you plan on storing your soap for long periods of time, it's important that you use some form of natural preservative when making soap to prevent your delicate oils from going rancid. Making grapefruit seed extract soap will not only give your product a longer shelf life, but it will also add to its overall skin care quality.
Incorporating grapefruit seed extract into your soap recipe is a cinch! Simply add between 1 and 4 percent of your total ingredients to your soap making oils before you add the lye.
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