Vegetable Glycerin | Glycerine
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Vegetable Glycerin (or vegetable glycerine) is a clear, colorless, thick liquid with a natural, moderately sweet taste. 100% food-grade vegetable glycerin is comprised of 99.7% fatty esters, made from either coconut or palm oil (ours is coconut derived). The remaining 0.3% of vegetable glycerine is water. Fatty esters have very low caloric content. Water, temperature, and pressure are used to create vegetable glycerin, so it is not a raw product. The temperatures are high enough to kill enzymes and the material is also kept under pressure for 20-30 minutes. The pH of vegetable glycerin is 7.0. Our vegetable glycerin is tested for heavy metals, chlorides, sulfates, moisture, and other impurities. It is as pure as you can obtain.
Vegetable glycerin is typically used as a humectant (keeping things moist), a surfactant, as well as a thickener, and an emulsifier.
It is used often in tinctures, as its hygroscopic properties (attracting and retaining water) allow for better absorption of other ingredients. Use it in lieu of alcohol in tinctures.
It works well as a massage oil due to its water-solubility (washes right off!). So, combine it with essential oils and other moisturizers. Your skin will love it!