Heating water

I'm making a simple gel, basically water, sepimax, 1 percent of oil, preservative and fragrance. I understand this can be all done in cold phase.
My question: Do I need to or will it have any benefit to heat the water  to 75-80 degrees celsius to help stop microbes or the preservative will work just fine on it's own?
Cheers 

Comments

  • There's no harm in boiling your water and leaving it cool to 'sterilise' it, though your preservative should do a decent job. Good lab hygiene and cleaning practices help here. Rinse things out with isopropanol before using them will help reduce contamination too. 
    75-80°C will kill some things but not all things, so you're doing half a job by bringing it up to that temperature alone. 
  • Thanks Benz3ne, thought as such, good to get clarification.
  • crillz said:
    Thanks Benz3ne, thought as such, good to get clarification.
    Very welcome.
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