Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Benefits of Glycerin

Glycerin: For more than 225 years, glycerin has been one of the most versatile household ingredients, with almost 1,500 known end uses including many applications as an ingredient or processing aid in cosmetics, toiletries, personal care, food and drugs.

Glycerin is a natural humectant which means it attracts moisture to skin and hair. If you take a look you may see some forms of glycerin (glycerol) in your daily products such as lotion and hair products. I have decided to add glycerin to all of my body butters, lotions and conditioners to promote more moisture. I purchased mine at Wal-Mart in the pharmacy section by the Witch Hazel, Alcohol and Peroxide for about $2 and some change. The website below is definitely filled with lots of information about essential oils and their uses. Check it out and see what you come up with for simple home remedies yourself.

For some tips on the uses of glycerin and other natural products in home remedies visit Here are some links to check to get you started: beauty bites, product info and seasonal hints. I have been researching Vitamin E and noticed that some claim it removes scars and others that it does not. I guess it depends on the person because I have been using the Vitamin E stick pictured above from Wal-Mart vitamin section and it is definitely lightening dark marks and some freckles that I have on the side of my nose. Several people have noticed that they are disappearing lol. So, it holds true that what may not work for one may work for another. I am going to keep using it and add Vitamin E to my oil cleansing mix for my face and see how that works out. Until next time…


  1. Now you know I love glycerin.Idk why, but I'm scared to add it to anything that isn't hair related. Great post. I wish I could've picked mine up from Wal-Mart. I found castor oil, but no glycerin. I had to order mine from a soap making company. I'm about to run out any way so I need to find some more. Any places you know of online?

  2. The only place I have seen is Amazon and it is too pricey for the shipping. I did an online search and Walgreens and CVS have some online so they probably carry it in the store. The prices ranged from $2.99-$5.99. I wish you could've found it at Wal-Mart too cuz the price is right. I tried adding it to some lotion and it just made it creamier and gave more of a moisturized shine. Let me know if you find some. Hope this helps.

  3. Okay, I saw some at Walmart today but it didn't say 100%. It was like 98% with a very small amount of a skin conditioner in it. I wasn't sure if that was okay. But silly me....I have been in this area for almost 2 years and never thought to visit the natural food's store right across the street and guess what...they have jojoba oil, vitamins, shea butter, cocoa butter, glycerin, vitamin e, sweet almond oil everything you could think of... they have it. I have been paying out the wazooo for shipping and there's one right here. Alot closer than Walmart. Thanx for checking it out. Amazon had pretty good deals, saved on wishlist if this store doesn't work out.

  4. Wow I haven't used glicerin in forever! I never thought of using it as a facial oil wash. Let us know how it works for you.

  5. LaQT, glad I could help...let me know if you decide to try it. The natural foods store sounds like a winner to me~I wish I had one closer than 50 miles :-(.

    n_vizion, let us know if you decide to use glycerin again and how you are using. We need some more ideas. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Glycerin common applications are Soap Making, Peristaltic Pump Lubricant,Non-Food Contact Antifreeze Solutions, Synthetic Ice Rinks Formulations, Arts Crafts, Personal Care, Cosmetic Use, etc.


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