Vitamin E to preserve infused oils.
Date: Mon, 8 May 1995 11:31:34 -0700
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From: Howie Brounstein <howieb.TELEPORT.COM>
Subject: Re: Preservation of Oils and Salves
> I also live in Phoenix and recently made some calendulated oil (sesame oil base) as soon as I get around to it, I'm going to add a small amount of Vit E, vegetable glycerin, aloe vera gel, and maybe some geranium essential oil. Should help the dry skin.
I add vit E as a preservative to my salves and oils. At least 500 IU's per cup. In a decade I have never had an oil preserved this way go bad, even insect repellant years old sitting in the dashboard of a car in the hot sun.
C & W Herbs