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Potassium Sorbate
Potassium Sorbate

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Product Code: PTSB-CN

4 oz Net Wt [$4.23]
8 oz Net Wt [$8.00]
16 oz Net Wt - 1 lb [$15.09]
32 oz Net Wt - 2 lbs [$28.70]
80 oz Net Wt - 5 lbs [$66.24]

Description Ingredients & Technical Information

Potassium sorbate is the salt of sorbic acid (natural fatty acid). It can be made made by reacting sorbic acid with potassium hydroxide or it can be sourced naturally. In water potassium sorbate releases sorbic acid which is the active agent.
It is a very effective active inhibitor against molds, yeast and aerophile bacteria in a wide pH range of 2-6.5 and for extended periods of time. Typical concentration 0.15-0.3% (if used alone) or 0.1-0.2% (if used in combination with other preservatives).

Cosmetic Uses: It is used to help preserve all kinds of cosmetic products like creams, lotions, shampoos, makeup & sunscreen products.
It is used in many personal care products to inhibit the development of microorganisms for shelf stability. Some manufacturers are using this preservative as a replacement for parabens.

It is effective up to pH 6.5 but effectiveness increases as the pH decreases. The lower the pH value of the product the lower amount of Sorbic Acid or Potassium Sorbate is needed for to inhibit growth of yeast and mold.

Potassium Sorbate is considered a gentle preservative that is safe and mild because of its long term safety record and non-toxic profile. It is non-irritating and non-sensitizing and allergic reactions are rare. It is water soluble and can be used effectively in both lotions and water-based liquid soap and shampoo formulations. Usage levels range from 0.5 - 1.0%.

Dissolve potassium sorbate in your water phase at the beginning, to ensure proper dispersion of the product.

You can request via email a table which has the percentage calculated from 1 oz up to 128 oz (1 gallon).

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