There are many thoughts and opinions with respects to the use of preservatives. To date, a preservative completely from nature, has not yet been discovered with the ability to stabilize products containing moisture rich ingredients such as aloe vera, coconut milk, etc., that can inhibit the growth of bacteria, yeast, and mold which could cause us harm. Until that discovery is made, we have to use what is currently available to keep us safe. Based on our formulations, mVua's preservative of choice is Germall Plus – (paraben free) broad spectrum preservative.
One of the wonderful things about handcrafted natural products is that the products typically only require a small amount of preservative for stability. mVua uses a rate of no more than 0.5% of any given formula requiring a preservative.
Our Oil Based Products do not contain this preservative, as it is not necessary for product stability in such products.