Extracted from the fruit peels, pulp and seeds of the grapefruit plant. Grapefruit extract is used as an anti-oxidant, antiseptic and disinfectant in cosmetics. Grapefruit extract is also non-toxic, environmentally safe, and quickly bio-degradable.
Botanical Name: Citris grandis
Common Name: Citrus Seed Extract
Part/s Used: Fresh seeds & fresh inner fruit peel
Extraction: Glycerine is the extracting solvent
Water soluble. Add to water based products after cooling. Not soluble in oil but can be used in an emulsion.
Appearance: Viscous yellow to brown liquid
Features: No Benzalkonium Chloride, Benzethonium Chloride or any other quaterneries used in any phase of the production process; No Triclosan or Parabens are added to this product. Glycerine solvent extraction.
Usage: The active part of this preservative sits at 30% as purchased and you would usually require between 0.5 - 1% of the active to get a good efficacy so you would need to add between 1.75 and 2% to your formulation.
General Note: The only way to be sure that your preservative system is working in your product is to carry out micro testing. While we are happy to pass on information and make theoretical recommendations of how to get the best out of our ingredients we can make no guarantees without this testing. There are two levels of test that a microbiological lab will do - one is a micro count which gives you a 'moment in time' look at the cleanliness of your formula and may also characterise the microbes present. The second is a Preservative Efficacy Test or PET. This is highly recommended as it tests how your product performs over time when it is challenged by microbes. You are legally required to market and sell products that are safe and microbial stability is an important part of that.
Please note: Glycerine based extracts are sold in grams/kilograms and not millilitres/Litres. Glycerine extracts have a specific gravity greater than 1.00, this means that they are more dense or heavier than water and 1g/1Kg will not equal 1ml/1Lt.
New Directions Australia Pty Ltd. does not supply food grade raw materials and therefore cannot waive GST.
Prior to use: Customers should always refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet / Specification Sheet OR the ingredients label as affixed to each product which are current at the time of supply of the product.
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