Vegetable Glycerine aka Vegetable Glycerin
Vegetable Glycerin is a clear, odorless liquid made from plant oils such as palm oil, soy, or coconut oil.
Blend Vegetable Glycerin with the Lotion Base to make it slicker or to give more glide. Vegetable Glycerin Oil is sometimes added to lotions, shampoo, and toothpaste because it is an oil which attracts moisture to the skin. Some folks spell it glycerin but glycerine is the most common spelling.
Glycerin Description & Uses
Glycerol is a simple polyol. It is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is non-toxic and is the most commonly used for products whose principal component is glycerol. More precisely, however, glycerin applies to purified commercial products containing 95% or more of glycerol. Glycerine can be used as a solvent, sweetener or humectant. Product applications of glycerin include pharmaceuticals, foods, personal care, tobacco, antifreeze, and agrochemicals.
Sources & Uses
Typical plant sources of glycerin include soybeans or palm. It is also widely used as a sweetener in the food industry and as a humectant in pharmaceutical formulations. This triglyceride can be saponified with sodium hydroxide to give glycerol and fatty sodium salt or soap.