This is the thick watery substance remaining behind when
vegetable palm oils are pressed. The oil separates and is
extracted. This semisolid ingredient has been used for
centuries. It's softening powers are so great that they
use it to soften animal skins for clothing use. Most every
lotion, care product, or cosmetic formulation has glycerine
in it. It has restorative properties and is used in skin
burn treatments. There is also synthetic vegetable glycerine
(man-made petroleum-based) and animal glycerine.
Vegetable glycerine is also a substitute for sugar in many foods.
It is easily digested and provides about 80 calories per tablespoon.
It's anti-bacterial properties makes it excellent for the
preservation of herbal extracts.