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What's Glycerin

What's Glycerin?

Glycerin is a clear, colorless, and odorless liquid with a sweet taste. It is soluble in water and glycerol but insoluble in most other organic solvents. Glycerin has a wide range of uses, most notably as a component of lubricants, cosmetics, and explosives. It is also frequently used as a humectant, preservative, or sweetener in food and pharmaceuticals. In addition to its industrial uses, glycerin can also be used for medical purposes such as treating constipation or mouth ulcers. Although glycerin is safe for most people to consume, large amounts can cause diarrhea or gastrointestinal distress. When used topically, glycerin can help heal wounds and repair dry or cracked skin. It is also commonly used as an ingredient in soaps and shampoos due to its hydrating properties.

Technical Info

Technical Name: Glycerol 

Other Names: Trihydrowypropane, Glycerine

Formula: C8H8O2

CAS: 56-81-5

EWG Score

Glycerin scores 1 in EWG

How to use it at home

Personal Care

Glycerin is a clear, colorless, and viscous liquid that is widely used in the cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and food industries. It is a by-product of the soap manufacturing process and can also be produced synthetically from propylene. Glycerin is an important ingredient in many products such as toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, and soap. It is also used as a sweetener, humectant, lubricant, and thickening agent. Glycerin has numerous benefits including its ability to attract and retain moisture, soothe and protect the skin, and act as a preservative. In addition, glycerin is non-toxic and hypoallergenic.

How we use it

Glycerin is an ingredient in many laundry soap concentrates, including Everneat. Glycerin helps to keep clothing soft and absorbent, and it also reduces static cling. In addition, glycerin is a natural emollient, which means it helps to keep skin soft and supple. Everneat's glycerin-rich formula is perfect for people with sensitive skin, as it won't cause irritation or dryness. Plus, it's gentle enough for use on all types of fabrics, from delicate cottons to sturdy denims. So if you're looking for a laundry soap concentrate that will leave your clothes clean, soft, and static-free, look no further than Everneat.

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