Until now, the only lotion option at Perfectly Natural Soap has been our 100% preservative-free Lotion Bar. And the Lotion Bar has many great attributes in its portability, concentrated moisture and ease of application. That said, some of you really wanted a traditional lotion, available in a pump bottle. Finding a natural preservative that worked was a challenge that had prevented us from coming out with just such a product. Until now …
We heard about the natural preservative, Silver Dihydrogen Citrate in Citric Acid through some other great natural companies that are using it. We decided to do some research and testing of our own and we are very happy with the results.
So how does it work? Basically, Silver Dihydrogen Citrate is positively charged ionic silver. Since the silver atom has lost an electron and is positively charged, it attracts the negatively charged pathogens who view the silver ions as a food source. Once the silver is attached to the pathogen the silver ion uses up all of the oxygen and suffocates the pathogen.
Based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) toxicity categorization of antimicrobial products, Silver Dihydrogen Citrate is rated a Category IV, which is the lowest toxicity category, while conventional preservatives typically fall into Categories I and II. For reference, tap water is also in Category IV.
This product is different than colloidal silver and does not have the side effects of colloidal silver. It is positively charged silver ions and not nano-particles of metallic silver. Silver Dihydrogen Citrate is not on California’s Prop 65 list of carcinogens, reproductive toxins, or developmental toxins and is not categorized as skin or eye irritant or sensitizer or as respiratory sensitizer.
So with all of that science behind us, we were able to come up with a lotion in a pump bottle. Our lotion includes Shea Butter, Oat Extract and Aloe Vera blended into a luxuriously silky, non-greasy formula. We are initially offering this lotion in five scents:
- Vanilla Black Currant
- Lemongrass Rosemary
- Spicy Macaroon
- Green Tea
Keep an eye out for more scents soon to match our upcoming Fall/Winter soap scents.