We use Rosemary Essential Oil and Extract in our product as a natural preservative because it is the most effective preservative found in nature. It is the best natural preservative at better at preventing oxidative decay and preventing loss of fatty acids in natural oils ~ in other words natural oils can become rancid if not preserved properly.
Some of the common preservatives found in skin care products include ascorbic acid, castor oil, phenols, vitamin e, salt, vinegar, alcohol, sorbic acid, rosemary oil extract, oregano extract, benzoic acid and benzophenone, tocopherol, germaben ii, diatomaceous earth, grapefruit seed extract, and sugar.
When you choose USDA Certified Organic personal care and skincare you can be assured that the preservatives present in your products are chemical free.
Other Benefits of Rosemary Essential Oil
The amount of Rosemary Essential Oil required to preserve our products is actually quite small. Miniscule, really. But the good thing about using Rosemary Essential Oil as a preservative is that not only does it not harm you, it helps.
You will start to notice beneficial trends among all of our natural ingredients. We believe that is because our bodies are made to work in harmony with nature. Human beings existed for tens of thousands of years before the advent of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. It stands to reason that nature provides the remedies our bodies need*.
Rosemary Essential Oil has powerful antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties that all work together to keep your skin clear from blemishes, whiteheads and blackheads. It aids your skin by balancing natural oil production, reducing excess oil and sloughing off dead skin cells and environmental irritants and toxins.
Like other Essential Oils, Rosemary Essential Oil fights free radicals that cause premature aging of skin. It helps tone and tighten skin and reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles.
*The statements made regarding this ingredient has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy thereof has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. The description of this ingredient is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from healthcare practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.