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Sodium Benzoate

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Buy Sodium Benzoate online

N-essentials is your online shop for Sodium Benzoate in Australia. All of our products are sourced from reputable Australian and overseas suppliers, ensuring they are all of the highest quality. And our Sodium Benzoate is no exception. This preservative is available now from our online store at a highly competitive price.

What is Sodium Benzoate?

INCI: Sodium Benzoate

Sodium Benzoate is a water-soluble preservative generally regarded as safe (GRAS) worldwide. It is the inactive salt of benzoic acid. It is soluble in water where it converts to benzoic acid, its active form, at a low pH. Benzoic acid is very pH dependent. While it shows some activity up to pH 6, it is most active at pH 3. Given the dependency on the pH level, it would be wise to check the pH level of your end product before using.

Sodium Benzoate is not a broad spectrum preservative for cosmetic use and should be combined with other preservatives. If Sodium Benzoate is used as a preservative, the pH of the finished product may need to be lowered enough to release the free acid for useful activity.

Sodium Benzoate is often combined with Potassium Sorbate in low pH products to provide a synergistic preservative effect against yeast and mould.

While Sodium Benzoate is generally a food-grade preservative, we repackage as a cosmetic raw material and is for external use only. Its appearance is white, prill beads. Our current batch is pharmaceutical grade and complies with the BP2018, EP9.0, E211, USP40, NF35, and FCC10 Standards and has been assessed as vegan and non-GMO.

Recommended usage level: Up to 0.1% ie 1g per 1kg of product. One gram dissolves in 2mL of water, in 75mL of alcohol and in 50 mL of 90% alcohol.

WARNING: For external use only. Avoid the use of Sodium Benzoate with L-Ascorbic Acid and Citric Acid together in the same cosmetic formulations as this combination may accelerate the production of benzene, a known carcinogen.

Where to buy Sodium Benzoate?

Whether you’re buying for personal use or seeking supplies for your business, ordering online is easy with N-essentials. The price displayed next to Sodium Benzoate is our base price for the smallest pack size option. To see our price for larger quantities, just select your desired size in the drop-down box. When you’ve found the quantity you need, simply type how many you wish to purchase in the ‘Order Quantity’ box and then click ‘Add to Cart’. You can then keep browsing our product range or head straight to the checkout.

And our payment options are just as easy, with the choice of paying online using your credit card, by bank deposit or if you’re in Victoria, by dropping into our factory warehouse and paying for your order in cash.

Have a question for us?

If you have a question about any of our products, or you would like to discuss ordering in bulk, our friendly team are always here to help. You can send us an email at or give us a call on 03 9077 7796. At N-essentials, we’re happy to provide advice or to supply you with a competitive quote, so feel free to get in touch any time.

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