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Glycerine, Vegetable Glycerine 16 fl oz
Glycerine, Vegetable Glycerine 16 fl oz

Glycerine, Vegetable Glycerine 16 fl oz

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Glycerine, Vegetable Glycerine 16 fl oz
Part Number: 446005-05
UPC: 76796303717
Manufacturer: Starwest Botanicals
Lead Time: Ships 2-3 days
100% pure natural vegetable glycerine USP.

Palm derived Vegetable Glycerine has a rich oily texture, but is water soluble. It is hypoallergenic, 100% Natural, and safe for all cosmetic purposes.

Stores well under dark and cool conditions and is extremely volatile to light exposure. This variety of Glycerine is suitable for food and cosmetic use and is USP standard 99.7% (the rest is water) with no added stabilizers, preservatives and other ingredients.

Vegetable Glycerine is a clear, colorless, and odorless liquid with an incredibly sweet taste having the consistency of thick syrup. Because it is soluble in both water and alcohol, it is used as an agent in cosmetics, toothpaste, shampoos, soaps, herbal remedies, pharmaceuticals, and other household items.

It is invaluable as a natural source ingredient with emollient like properties which can soften and soothe the skin and it assists the outer epidermis is retaining moisture. This helps to explain why it is one of the most popular cosmetic additives used today.

Other uses include its solvency action which aides herbalists in extracting botanical properties from plant materials without the use of alcohol. This is especially helpful for those with alcohol sensitivities as most liquid herbal extracts contain alcohol.

But given its severely limited shelf life, extracts made from Vegetable Glycerine typically have a shelf life of 14-24 months whereas alcohol extracts can have an extended shelf life of 4-6 years.

Glycerine Cream (from ''An Encyclopedia of Practical information'', 1889)
3 oz. glycerine
10 oz. mucilage of quince seeds
5 grains cochineal powder
1 1/2 drachms hot water
2 1/2 drachms alcohol
8 drops oil of rose
30 grains gum acacia
8 oz. water

Rub the cochineal with the hot water gradually, then add the alcohol; then rub the oil of rose with the gum acacia, and gradually add the water. With this mix the solution first formed; filter and add the glycerine and mucilage; shake well.
This is an excellent remedy for chapped hands, roughness of the face, etc. When applied to the skin it imparts an agreeably soft, smooth and velvety feel.