Learn how to make glycerin soap:
Glycerin Soap making is consider fairly easy to make. Glycerin in its pure form is used in many applications such as a sweetener, solvent, antifreeze agent, moisturizing agent, emulsifier, stabilizer and many other uses. Finding the ideal recipe can be a tricky since its end properties largely depend on the lye to glycerin ratio.
1) Add 20% Food Grade Glycerin to 80% Distilled Water
2) Mix the heated solution for 10 to 15 minutes with constant temperature. The trick is keep the temperature low and constant. A beaded, mushy look will result if the heat is a too much.
3) Always add the lye to water. Adding water to lye may cause a dangerous chemical reaction.
4) Add in fragrances and colors. Just stir in.
5) Pour into molds and cool. Plastic containers are the best choice.
6) Leave the container partially open to allow the solution to breathe.
7) Store for 4 to 7 days before using.
Learn how to Preserve Leaves:
Follow these steps for preserving leaves with glycerin
1) Mix a solution of two parts water and one part glycerin.
2) Pouring this solution into pans in any container that is large enough to submerge the leaves. Rectangular pans and glass casseroles will work..
3) Pour about an 1" of solution into a pan.
4) Fully submerge the leaves.
5) Use a second glass pan so allow them to be submerged.
6) Keep leaves in solution for 2 to 6 days.
7) The glycerin solution must absorb into the leaves. The leaves should be soft and pliable. If not, keep into solution until they are.
8) Remove leaves from the solution.
9) Gently dry them with paper towels.
Learn how to Make Glycerin Deodorant:
Don't care to have Propylene Glycol or Alcohol Based Deodorant? Here's a recipe from Hallstar for this kind of deodorant. One note, a huge down side of glycerin is it is very hygroscopic, water attracting. Ingredients like Propylene glycol does this as well.
81% food grade glycerin
0.7% fragrance oil (Yuzu from Brambleberry)
2% emollient (PPG-3 benzyl ether myristate)
6% sodium stearate
1) Heat the water and glycerin to 85°C
2) Add the sodium stearate. Mix the solution until it is melted and clear.
3) Add the emollient then remove from the heat.
4) When the temperature is cooled to below 50°C, add triclosan
5) Pour into deodorant containers and cap.
Learn How about Skin Conditioning, Softening, and Moisturizing
Glycerin is commonly used as a natural way to moisturizing your skin. This formulation may help to seal your dry skin in cold weather.
1) Mix 20% Food Grade Glycerin with 80% distilled water
2) Add a drop of oil to the mixture
3) Dip your fingertips in the mixture and apply to your skin. Apply it to the dry portions of your skin.
Try a variety of different oils. Each oil will differ in thickness and each will have a unique natural fragrance
Learn How to Make Glycerin Spray
Glycerin Spray is commonly formulated into a spray and applied to skin. It is gentle on the skin and helps attract water. Also, it has been reported to reduce lines and wrinkles. A spray can be produced at home for a a considerable less then purchasing mixed at a store. Apply to the entire body and underarms. Scent are often added to the spray to provide s pleasant aroma that may last for hours.
Items Needed: 8 oz. distilled water, 1 oz. polysorbate
, Plastic spray bottle, 10 drops lemongrass essential oil, 10 drops lavender essential oil, 2 drops peppermint essential oil, 2 drops e. globulus essential oil, Glycerin, 3/4 tsp. potassium sorbate
, 1/4 cup witch hazel, 1/4 cup aloe Vera gel, Medium sized bowl, 1/4 cup mineral oil, 3 to 4 drops essential oil, and 4 oz. plastic spray bottle
Lavender Glycerin Spray
1) Mix 8 oz. distilled water and 1 oz. polysorbate into the plastic spray bottle
2) Add 10 drops lemongrass essential oil and 10 drops lavender essential oil
3) Add 2 drops peppermint essential oil and 2 drops e. globulus essential oil
4) Pour 3/4 teaspoon of food grade glycerin and 3/4 teaspoon potassium sorbate
5) Place the top onto the spray bottle and shake the contents well.
Aloe Vera and Glycerin Deodorant Spray
1) Pour 1/4 cup of witch hazel and 1/4 cup aloe vera gel into a medium bowl
2) Mix the ingredients together well
3) Add 1/4 cup mineral oil and 1 teaspoon of glycerin
3) Add 3 to 4 drops essential
4) Add the contents into a 4 oz. plastic spray bottle
5) Shake several times to mix the ingredients
4) Apply onto clean dry underarms daily
Learn How Make Food Grade Glycerin Herbal Tincture
This is a easy to make herbal tincture
using glycerin as a base. The advantage of using glycerin is it made used right away instead of waiting weeks for a vinegar or alcohol based solution.
1) Use a pint dark amber glass jar to keep your tincture in. Also, store in a cool dark place.
2) Pour in 1/3 cup of glycerin and 1/3 cup of water
3) Add 1/4 cup of dried herb or 1/8 cup of powdered herb
4) Tightly over and shake
5) Put bottle in a pan filled with water. Simmer the mixture for 4 hours.
6) Strain out the herbs with either a cheese cloth, a mesh strainer, a viva paper towel, or a clean towel
7) Date, Label and Use
These are general formulations. Please contact professionals before making food products for human consumption.