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 99.5% 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

Completely Biodegradable
Certified Organic (Ecocert Greenlife)
COSMOS
NOP and Nature Certified
Kosher Certified
Harvested from non-arable land
Derived from a non-food source


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: 0.5 - 5%
Products Rinsed Off: 1 - 10%


Color / Odor / Appearance

Colorless / Odorless / Syrupy Liquid


Solubility

Water, Alcohol


Percent Active

Minimum 99.5%


Natural Index ISO 16128

1


Storage

Store in closed container in a dark, cool place.


Shelf Life

See retest date on Certificate of Analysis.


Warning

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


Regulatory Documents

Safety Data Sheet
Certificate of Analysis Lot 20B244

Sold in fluid ounces. See our Terms for full warranties on safety & regulatory.


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.
Collection
Collection

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

Hydrolysis
Hydrolysis

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
Gentle Facial Cleanser

Inspired by everyone's favorite brand for sensitive skin, we've duplicated a famous non-foaming cleanser for your skin! Featuring micellar technology for gentle cleansing and Organic Glycerin for the ultimate hydration. Your skin will say thank you!

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Double boiler
Scale
Thermometer
Bottle with pump dispenser
Safety glasses, gloves, mask

Skill Level: Medium

Makes 200 grams or 8 ounces.

INGREDIENT FORMULA  WEIGHT
1 Distilled or Deionized Water 88.8%  177.60 g
2 Organic Glycerin 5.0% 10.0 g
3 Xanthan Gum* 0.2% 0.4 g
4 Creamy Coconut Surfactant 1.0% 2.0 g
5 Cetearyl Alcohol MB 4.0% 8.0 g
6 Preservative PE 1.0%  2.0 g
TOTAL 100%  200.0 g

Ingredients marked with an asterisk can be purchased from any supplier. Prepare a clean, sterilized double boiler with tap water in the bottom pan and add Deionized or Distilled Water (#1) to the top pan. Begin heating to 175ºF. While heating, premix Organic Glycerin and Xanthan Gum, gently stirring until homogenous. Add to main vessel. Use an immersion blender to disperse the premix.

At 175ºF, add Creamy Coconut Surfactant (#4). Use caution by wearing a respirator mask, as this product can create dust and the dust should not be breathed in. Continue to hold the temperature and gently stir to avoid aeration, until dissolved. Dissolving #4 may take minutes of slow stirring! Once #4 is dissolved, turn off heat and add Cetearyl Alcohol MB (#5). Gently stir until dissolved.

Once temperature has reached 110ºF, add Preservative PE (#6). Once cooled, till into desired container.

INGREDIENTS: Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

Final pH = 5.5 - 6.0

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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