Sodium Benzoate (Preservative/ Food Grade)



Sodium Benzoate

Sodium benzoate is a preservative added to some sodas, packaged foods, and personal care products to prolong shelf life.

Function: Anti-fungal agent, some activity against bacteria.Combined with Potassium Sorbate in low pH products.

Application:Rinse off and leave on personal care low pH products.

Uses of Sodium Benzoate:

Food: used to prevent spoilage from harmful bacteria, yeasts, and molds.

It also helps maintain freshness in food by helping to slow or prevent changes in color, flavor, PH, and texture.

Drink: used as a preservative in soft drinks to increase the acidity flavor and as a preservative to extend the shelf life.

Cosmetics: Like food and drink products, cosmetics also need preservatives to prevent the growth of bacteria.
Preservative-free, natural products cannot be stored for a long time.
Personal care products: used as an anti-corrosive and preservative in a large variety of personal care products such as:Mouthwash

  • Hair products
  • Sunscreen
  • Moisturizers
  • Serums
  • Baby wipes

Toothpaste. To inhibit the growth of microorganisms in toothpaste, producers usually add a certain amount of preservatives.

When considering the antimicrobial effect, safety, and price, sodium benzoate is often the better choice compared with other commonly used preservatives in toothpaste.

Pharmaceuticals. used in pharmaceutical products for its antimicrobial properties, such as in the formulation of tablets, capsules, and cough syrup.


Trade Name: Sodium Benzoate
INCI Name: Sodium Benzoate
Properties: White off powder; soluble in water. Food Grade
Use: Add into the aqueous formula. Most active at pH 3 – 4.
Dosage 0.5 – 1.0%
Packing Size: 25 KG

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