Here are some ways you can prevent mold growth in homemade beauty recipes without adding chemical preservatives or additives. You know me and how I like to make my own all natural beauty products, but nobody wants an all natural product that grows mold.
Every now and then I find that mold will grow in certain homemade beauty products. It can happen when water gets trapped inside or it is exposed to heat. I have had this problem with my homemade baby wipes and sugar scrubs recipes, but with some research and trial and error, I was able to figure out ways to naturally prevent mold growth.
To prevent mold in homemade beauty recipes, I have learned that vinegar works great! Since Bragg apple cider vinegar is also great for balancing the skin’s pH and smells better than white vinegar, I add about 1 teaspoon to beauty recipes to help prevent mold. I love Bragg in my homemade facial toner too!
2. Use The Right Water
It is also important to make sure that any recipes requiring water that you are using distilled or boiled water. Tap water is not the best water to use.
3. Store It Correctly
Also make sure not to get moisture trapped inside containers of homemade products, especially tap water or hard water from your shower or sink. This can definitely cause mold to grow, especially in a closed container in a warm place.