The Rosemary antioxidant offered by Soap & More remains the number one choice for the natural preservation of handmade cosmetics, creams, lotions, and other herbal compounds. Its concentrated nature allows you to use sparingly with effective results.
1,8-cineole, acetic acid, camphor, carnosol, carvacrol, carvone, caryophyllene, chlorogenic acid, geraniol, hesperidin, limonene, luteolin, rosmarinic acid, salicylates. Rosemary extract has antioxidative properties that are comparable to butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and with butylated hydroxtoluene (BHT). The reported active components are rosmarinic acid, carnosic acid, and labiatic acid.
The liquid antioxidant can be used in cosmetics or as a preservative for a variety of food products. Please refer to your formulation or recipe for the quantity asked for.
In regards to all Rosemary products, women who have heavy periods should avoid excessive use of rosemary because it can stimulate menstrual flow. The herb should also not be used medicinally during pregnancy. Small amounts of rosemary used in cooking, however, are safe for pregnant women and for women who have heavy periods.