Asked in Health, Shingles (infection)
What benefits does glycerin have for the skin?
Glycerin is a humectant, meaning it attracts moisture to your skin which is especially helpful if dry skin is a problem. My name is Lisa and my business sells soap products made with glycerin and shea butter at www.serahsonline.com. ...
Asked in Organic Chemistry
Where does glycerin comes from?
Pure glycerin is derived from animal fats. There is a substance in animal fat which is glycerin. A product which say it is free from animal fats is misleading if it contains glycerin in it. Glycerin is animal fat or rather a substance from the fat. Although glycerin can be from vegetable its best to make sure specially if you're a veggie. ...
Asked in Baking, Ingredient Substitutions
What can you use instead of glycerin?
Some people suggest substituting glycerin with an unflavored oil (same proportion as the glycerin). You can usually miss the glycerin out of the recipe without it resulting in an extremely different outcome (as long as the glycerin was only a small proportion of the recipe). ...
Asked in Chemistry
Is glycerin a mixture?
Glycerin is another name for glycerol, which is a pure compound, not a mixture. However, if you leave pure glycerol exposed to the air, it will attract moisture, so an opened bottle labeled "glycerin" may in fact contain a mixture of glycerol and water (up to about 20% water). ...
Asked in Chemistry, DIY Projects
Glycerin is it preservative?
Not really, glycerin is a humidicant. Meaning that it does not evaporate and in fact absorbs water from the air. It is this property of glycerin that keeps "glycerin preserved" foliage soft and pliable (unlike dried foliage which is brittle). Also glycerin is a sugar and hence it is subject to bio-degradation. ...