Glycerin Vegetable USP Food Grade - NON GMO - Pure 100% USP food grade vegetable glycerin. Vegetable glycerin is a natural emollient that adds a cooling effect on the skin and has become a predominant ingredient in most skin care products and soaps. It is used in cosmetics and body care products to assist in retaining moisture and is helpful in pulling oxygen into the skin. Vegetable glycerin is also the principal medium for the manufacturing of non-alcohol based herbal extracts, which are called glycerites. This makes for a sweet alcohol free extract that can be easily administered to children, animals and those with alcohol sensitivities. Cleansing Oils : Vegetable Glycerin is a great base for facial cleansing oils, naturally hydrating dry skin with a pleasant cooling Skin and Hair Moisturizer: As a humectant, it's great for overall skin and hair hydration Uses for Household: Used to grease cupcake pans and molds for easy removal after baking as well as the preserving of fruits and vegetables DIY Projects: Create homemade shampoos, sunscreens, lotions, e-juices, soaps, toothpastes, candies and baked treats Personal Uses: Naturally soothing and lubricating, may be used as a laxative.
An interesting thing about glycerin is it’s history with biodiesel production. Since glycerin is a waste byproduct of biodiesel production, the market has recently been depressed. In fact, there is only one producer left in the USA for high quality glycerin production. Sensitive pharmaceuticals are the only current market for this product.
Some other industries that use glycerin are the food industry, surface science, antifreeze, personal care and even Fuel. That’s right, glycerin may not only be a byproduct of biodiesel production, but according to one Kent company, it may be an alternative to biodiesel. We’ll just have to see where that goes.
Because bulk glycerin is readily available and cheap, it’s uses are countless. In fact many of the products that you find on our website are very high in glycerol content. Here at Plant Guru Inc, we only use the highest quality pure vegetable USP glycerin which is one thing that makes us stand out from some of our competition. Some of our competitors use the waste byproduct from local biodiesel manufacturer’s which is common, but also very dangerous. Without proper preparation, it is possible for lower grade glycerin to have unwanted additives that are undesirable for personal care products. Because of this, we highly recommend, that if you are going to manufacture your own product you only use a very high grade USP or food grade bulk glycerin from a reputable supplier.