Even though it sounds like a chemical, it isn’t. Glycerin is a natural compound which is taken from animal fats or vegetable oils. In its normal state, Glycerin is an odorless and clear liquid. Plus, as a fun fact, it tastes sweet! It is used to treat dry and itchy skin or even minor irritations. Glycerin is an emollient, which means that it is perfect to lock moisture into your skin.
Glycerin is used in cosmetics to produce soaps and lotions that are moisturizing for your skin. You may have used it before without even knowing that it was in fact Glycerin. Because of its properties, Glycerin made it to the number 10 of our best natural skin moisturizers list. But, how can you use Glycerin in its liquid form? Check below!
Uses of Glycerin
- Mix three ounces of rose water with 1 teaspoon of glycerin, add a teaspoon of jojoba oil, and five drops of lavender essential oil. Mix well together and transfer to a spray bottle. Spray it every day on your face (with your eyes closed), just after your usual toner.
- Take half a cup of Shea Butter and melt it together with one and a half teaspoons of beeswax pastilles and two teaspoons of coconut oil. When it’s melted, allow it to cool off in the fridge for about 15 minutes. Whip the mixture until fluffy and add two teaspoons of glycerin to it. Continue whipping until all is mixed well. Transfer to a jar and store it in a cool, dry place. Use 3-4 times a week as a moisturizing lotion.
- Summer can be quite a problem for the skin, either because of dryness, sunburn, or insect bites. That for, prepare this cooling gel for any of the above! Mix two tablespoons of aloe vera gel together with two teaspoons of glycerin and four drops of eucalyptus essential oil. Transfer them to a small container and coat your skin with this gel whenever necessary. Do not apply on the eyes!