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Vegetable Glycerine
Vegetable Glycerine

Vegetable Glycerine
100% food grade and approved for Pharmaceutical use.
pH: 7
Tested and found to be free of heavy metals, chlorides, sulfates and other impurities.

Plant Origin: Pacific Rim: Malaysia/Singapore
Plant Part: Coconut or Palm oil
Extraction Method: Isolated glycerol fats through a Hydrolysis method. This is not considered a "raw" product because water, temperature and pressure are used to create it.
Color: Clear
Aroma: Odorless
Taste: Thick, Sweet syrup-like
Key Constituents:
99.7% Fatty Esters
Shelf Life is about 5 years (refrigeration extends shelf life)

Shelf Life Suggestions:  

  • Refrigeration will extend shelf life.
  • Oxygen is a big enemy to shelf life. Keep caps snug.
  • Write the date of purchase on the label in permanent marker. 
  • Avoid contaminating the oil with fingers or pipettes inserted into the bottle. Unsterilized items such as fingers, cotton balls and pipettes that come into contact with the oils will potentially contaminate them. Pour off the quantity you will need into a smaller container or bottle and work from that.

Vegetable Glycerine oil may support, aid, ease, soothe, reduce, calm, relax, promote and/or maintain healthy function:
Herbal remedies: used to extract botanical properties from plant materials without the use of alcohol
Skin: dry skin, emollient properties, rashes, soothing
Toothpaste (although glycerine inhibits remineralization)

Properties and Uses
Vegetable Glycerine is a versatile product because it is soluble in both water and alcohol. It is suitable to blend just a bit with your favorite hydrosol or add to the water phase of a cream or lotion. It will not incorporate into a facial oil or salve that contains no water.

Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia found that glycerine makes skin look, feel and function better by attracting moisture and by helping skin cells mature properly; they also discovered that it helps convert fats or lipids in the external, protective membrane. All cells have this layer and skin cells secrete extra lipids which help provide an additional barrier. "Think about it," Dr. Bollag says. "If there was not some sort of barrier, when you took a bath, all the water would go into you and you would blow up like a balloon."
Medical College Of Georgia (2003, December 3). Glycerin May Help Skin Disease, Study Finds.

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