INCI

Glycerin

What It Does

Glycerin is one of the oldest, most functional humectants of all time and is one of the most versatile compounds a creator can use. It is clinically proven to increase the amount of moisture in the skin, as well as help improve the stability of formulations when exposed to cold temperatures. We love our organic, palm-free glycerin in moisturizers, facial toners and hand washes.

How It's Made

Our glycerin is palm-free and derived from a non-food source, the Karanja tree, which is native to semi-arid regions of India. The fruit of the Karanja tree is collected and crushed to obtain Karanja oil. The oil is reacted with water under heat and pressure to produce water that is enriched with glycerin. This mixture only has up to 15% glycerin and undergoes evaporation until a 90% concentrated solution of glycerin remains. The glycerin is now ready to undergo two final purification steps. It is first distilled via steam distillation to remove any impurities, before being purified with activated charcoal to remove any color. The result is 99.9% pure glycerin.

Certifications
Organic
Organic
Vegan
Vegan
Nut Free
Nut Free
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
Non GMO
Non GMO
People and Planet
People and Planet
INCI
Glycerin

People and Planet

Certified Organic (USDA, Cosmos)
Harvested from non-arable land
Derived from a non-food source, the karanja tree
Completely Biodegradable


Geographical Origin

India


Ingredient Origin

Plant (Karanja Tree)


Function

Humectant, Botanical Solvent, Stability Enhancer, Powder Dispersant


Types of Formulas

Toners, Serums, Lotions


Use Level

Products Left On: 0 - 3%
Products Rinsed Off: 2 - 5%


Color / Odor / Appearance

Colorless / Odorless / Syrupy Liquid


Solubility

Water, Alcohol


Storage

Store in closed container in a dark, cool place.


Shelf Life

See expiration date on Certificate of Analysis.


Warning

For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.


Regulatory Documents

Why It's Special

The production of our organic, palm-free glycerin doesn't divert lands that should be used for food crops or come from oils that can be used as food such as soy, peanut or palm. World hunger is still a threat today and we are committed to sourcing glycerin from non-food origin.

Quality. Transparency. Trust.
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Non-edible fruit of the Karanja tree is collected and crushed to obtain Karanja oil.

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Karanja oil is reacted with water under pressure to produce water that is enriched with glycerin.

Evaporation
Evaporation

Water is evaporated from the mixture until it has a 90% concentration of glycerin.

Distillation
Distillation

Glycerin undergoes steam distillation to remove impurities.

Decolorization
Decolorization

The purified mixture is passed over activated charcoal to remove any color.

Make It Yours
Dewy Lavender Water Mist

This toner leaves skin feeling fresh and dewy. The duo of Organic Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid help to hydrate and plump the skin. Put it in a spray bottle to mist over the face or use a cotton cloth to apply as a traditional toner.

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Mixing Bowl
Spoon
Scale
2 oz. bottle with sprayer

Skill Level: Easy

Makes 60 grams or 2 ounces.

INGREDIENT FORMULA  WEIGHT
1 Lavender Hydrosol* 96.0% 57.6 g
2 Organic Glycerin 1.0% 0.6 g
3 Hyaluronic Acid 2.0% 1.2 g
4 Preservative PE 1.0% 0.6 g
TOTAL 100%  60.0 g

Ensure all equipment is clean and sterilized.

Combine all ingredients into mixing bowl and stir gently.

When homogenous, transfer to bottle and enjoy! Store in the refrigerator for a cooling feel, or store at room temperature.

INGREDIENTS: Lavendula Angustifolia Flower Water, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglyercin

This recipe is only a representative formulation to serve as an example of how these ingredients can be used. It is not a commercial product. Please conduct own testing as this formulation has not been subjected to testing for either performance, efficacy or safety.

Before handling ingredients, read all product information and safety data sheets for the ingredients to understand any handling instructions, safety precautions, and disposal instructions.

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