More About Our Vegetable Glycerin
Size: 100 ml violet glass bottle with dripper orifice (orifice can be removed for use)
Information: Halal and Kosher Certified, US Pharmaceutical grade, Food Grade; can be used for food and cosmetics
Source: Naturally derived from mustard seed, corn, or soybean
About Glycerin: Glycerin is a humectant, a substance which draws water to itself. It has a sweet flavor and is used as a natural emulsifier in many foods, herbal medicines, supplements, etc. It is also used in cosmetics, lotions and body care products to make the skin feel moist.
I have personally spent much energy avoiding products that contain glycerin, and here is why. I have found that humectants not only pull moisture out of the air to make your skin feel smooth and moist. They also draw moisture out of your deeper tissue, to the surface, which can have a dehydrating effect on your skin. Over time, humectants require more and more applications to produce the same moisturizing effect, while reducing your skin’s capacity to stay hydrated. For this reason, I avoid skin cremes and shampoos that contain glycerin, and I do not recommend putting it in cremes or lotions, unless you are treating a case of psoriasis.
I also avoid taking herbal remedies preserved in glycerin, for the same reason. Every time I have tried them, my throat and stomach go through a weird sensation of dryness that I can only attribute to the dehydrating humectant effect.
However, many people find them to be better than alcohol as extracting mediums and preservatives, especially for young children or animals. The sweet flavor of glycerin is helpful in making the taste of herbal preparations appealing as well.
Since I am working with a lot of animals lately, and finding more need of herbal remedies for pets, I am choosing to use the glycerin method of preservation again. If you are looking for another choice in natural herbal preservatives, give it a try. I am interested in your experiences and insights–write a comment or contact us to share.
Vegetable glycerin is unhealthy for the teeth, and should not be added to toothpaste or used in the mouth.
Generally regarded as safe at normal dosages.
Generally regarded as safe for food additives and consumption.