Vegetable Glycerin

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Vegetable Glycerine

Excerpts from The ABC Herbal

Glycerine (or glycerol) is a natural component of all fats and oils. When fats are digested in the body, they are broken down into fatty acids and glycerine. Hence, glycerine is a non-toxic, natural food substance. It is also a good solvent of herbal constituents and a preservative. To top it off, glycerine is also sweet tasting but does not cause blood sugar problems.

Because glycerine is slightly sweet, it helps mask the disagreeable taste of many herbs. Other most pleasant tasting herbs are actually delicious when prepared in glycerine. So, by carefully, selecting herbs for both taste and efficacy, it is possible to make herbal preparations which not only work, but taste great. That way, you don't have to fight your children to have them take them.

You can make a simple herbal glycerite by heating the herbs, not boiling, in a mixture of 60% glycerine and 40% purified water for two to three hours. We have generally used about 1/4 cup of cut and sifted, dried herbs per 1 cup of glycerin/water solution. When you strain this solution, bottle it and store it in a cool, dark place. It retains its effectiveness for two to three years.

Cosmetics, lubricants, food ingredients, soaps and sweetener. (Approx. 1 to 2 tablespoons = 1/4 cup sugar)

Shelf life and Storage:
Store at 65 to 75°F in a dry and odor-free environment for a minimum shelf life of 12 months in unopened containers.

Where it Comes From:
This glycerine is Kosher and Halal Certified. It is generated exclusively from vegetable-based sources and has many uses. It is a product of Malaysia.

Specifications: Methods:
Assay, 99.7 (Min) USP25

Color (APHA) 10 (Max) AOCS Ea 9-65

Ash Content,
0.01 (Max) AOCS Ea 2-38
Moisture, 0.5 (Max) AOCS Ea 8-58

Specific Gravity @ 25°C 1.2490 (min) AOCS Ea 7-50

Refractive Index @ 46°C 1.4650 to 1.4675 ASTM D1218

Heavy Metals, ppm 5.0 (max) USP 231

Sulfates, ppm 20 (Max) USP 221

Chloride, ppm 10 (Max) USP 221

Chlorinated Compounds, ppm 20 (Max) Attached

Fatty Acids & Esters 1.0 (Max) (mL 0.5N NaOH) Attached

Organic Volatile Impurities,
1.5 (Max) Method IV (467)

Nutritional Information:
Calories (per 100 grams) 432

Customer Reviews

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shelf life?
by Anna on Mar 28, 2014

what is the shelf life for this product if stored in a dark, cool place?

    Re: shelf life?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 1, 2014

    The shelf life for vegetable glycerin if stored properly and left unopened is a minimum of 12 months. Thanks!

wary of palm oil
by kristina on Mar 5, 2014

I've been looking for non-gmo VG to use for e-liquid so I'm excited to see that your product is organic, AND not soy-derived...but I've always been wary of using anything containing palm oil due to the massive deforestation practices that take place to obtain it. I'm assuming since your product is organic that it's a sustainable source? Do you have any other information on your source? Thank you!

    Re: wary of palm oil
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 1, 2014

    Pleas e-mail to get more information on the CoA for the vegetable glycerin. Thanks!

Glycerin for coloring lip balm
by Tirzah Nelson on Jan 28, 2014

I started making lip balm tinted with your beet powder and it was not a bright color. I don't know where I got the idea, but I started adding glycerin to my lip balm and the color was really bright and beautiful. The trouble is I was using just normal glycerin from the grocery store (the kind used for icing on a cake.) It's probably not good for on your skin, so I want to use the vegetable kind. I'm not sure if vegetable glycerin will help with the color of my tinted lip balm though. Do you have any ideas?

    Re: Glycerin for coloring lip balm
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jan 31, 2014

    I haven't used glycerin in lip balm before but I would assume that it would have the same effect of the store-bought glycerin. Thanks!

by Mary on Dec 29, 2013

Is the vegatable glycerin from a soy based product?

    Re: ingredient
    by Bulk Herb Store on Dec 30, 2013

    Our Glycerin is not a soy based product it is palm based. Thanks!

food grade?
by carl on Dec 9, 2013

Is this glycerin food grade?

    Re: food grade?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Dec 11, 2013

    Yes our Glycerin is food grade as well as kosher. Thanks!

by vijayashanthi on Nov 25, 2013

glycerol can be extract from coconut oil?

    Re: glycerol
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 25, 2013

    Yes, our glycerin is extracted from palm leaves which coconuts are grown on. Thanks!

vegetable glycerine
by Julie on Nov 15, 2013

I'm going to try making non-alcohol vanilla extract. Have you used it for this purpose? And if so do you have a suggestion on how many bean to use per 16 oz.? Thank you!

    Re: vegetable glycerine
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 20, 2013

    Here is a great recipe I found!
    16 ounces food-grade vegetable glycerine
    8 Vanilla Beans


    Pour the vegetable glycerine into the glass bottle.
    Cut the vanilla beans in half lengthwise. Use the sharp edge of your knife to scrape the seeds away from the bean pods.
    Add the seeds and bean pods to the vegetable glycerine.
    Cap bottle and put in a dark place to steep for 6 weeks.
    If desired, add additional vanilla bean pods to the vegetable glycerine as you use them in your kitchen.

by bob on Oct 23, 2013

Can I get the MSDS on this?

Smaller bottles?
by Dawna on Oct 22, 2013

Do you sell smaller bottles? I ask because the 1 gal drastically affects the shipping cost to Canada. It adds an extra $10 and $50 (total) is a lot of money right now.


    Re: Smaller bottles?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Oct 23, 2013

    If you click the arrow beside the gallon and price box, it will give you the option to purchase a quart or a pint of glycerin as well. Thanks!

by Heather Collins on Oct 7, 2013

you use this in your laundry detergent recipie. My question is about the castile soap. I got the Dr. Bronners soap, am I deluting it before I measure out the 2 1/4 cup? Or using it full strength?

    Re: laundry
    by Bulk Herb Store on Oct 7, 2013

    You would want to use it full strength for extra cleaning power! Thanks!

by Jenny on Oct 6, 2013

Please, can you tell me what is the dosage for a glycerin tincture?

    Re: Dosage
    by Bulk Herb store on Oct 7, 2013

    It all depends on what kind of glycerin you make. if you gave us more information, we would be able to give you a suggested amount. Thanks!

by op on Jun 2, 2013

Does product labeling include "organic"

    Re: organic
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jun 3, 2013

    All of our products that are Certified Organic, are labeled Organic. Our veg. glycerin is from organic palm oil but is not certified so we can't label it as such.

Is there any soy contents in this glycerin?
by Gingre Hutto on Jun 1, 2013

You state it is palm based, are there any other ingredients such as soy in it? Trying to avoid soy especially since we have 3 boys.

    Re: Is there any soy contents in this glycerin?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jun 3, 2013

    It is made in Indonesia from organic palm oil. It is Kosher, Food Grade and
    Non GMO and has no other ingredients in it.

Veg glycerin
by Gatlin on May 20, 2013

Is this safe to use it my e-cig

    Re: Veg glycerin
    by Bulk Herb Store on May 21, 2013

    Our glycerin is palm based and is food grade. I am not familiar with e-cigs so I don't know if there is a certain kind you need or if this would be safe to use.

glycerin for soap
by Francis on Mar 23, 2013

Can this product be used to make a bar soap or will it remain a liquid?

    Re: glycerin for soap
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 26, 2013

    I have never tried making a bar of soap with it but as far as I know, it does not harden when heated.

what plant is the source for the glycerin
by Cindy on Nov 8, 2012

Was just curious concerning the source for the glycerin.

    Re: what plant is the source for the glycerin
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 15, 2013

    Hello! The glycerin is palm leaf based! It is organic and kosher.

by Kass on Nov 5, 2012

Is it possible to use vegetable glycerin as a replacement for alcohol in making tinctures? I live in a dorm, but would like to make some for my mother's migraines.

    Re: Glycerin
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 15, 2013

    Yes, we actually suggest using Vegetable Glycerin as a replacement for alcohol. It won't be as potent of a tincture but it will work.

Can glycerin be used like sugar in cooking?
by Ann on Sep 16, 2012

Hi, simply love your site and ALL the GOODness you are sharing with us - thank you and bless you for giving the Lord such glory by what you guys do!

I am about to place an order and thinking of glycerin for tinctures. Am now wondering since it is sweet, can glycerin be used like sugar in cooking?

    Re: Can glycerin be used like sugar in cooking?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jan 25, 2013

    Yes, you can use it instead of sugar but be sure to do some research on the amount you should use because it won't be as much as sugar since it takes less of the vegetable glycerin to sweeten!

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