20 Common Products Containing Glycerin

Posted by Danielle Wentworth on Apr 8, 2019 10:08:00 AM

Merriam-Webster defines glycerin as a "thick, sweet, clear liquid used in making medicines, food, soap, etc."  They further define it as "a sweet syrupy hygroscopic trihydroxy alcohol C3H8O3 usually obtained by the saponification of fats and used especially as a solvent and plasticizer, as a moistening agent, emollient, and lubricant, and as an emulsifying agent" (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glycerol#medicalDictionary).  

Glycerin can be made from vegetable or animal sources and is found in more items produced worldwide than most people realize.  While you may know that glycerin is a common ingredient in soap, you many be surprised to know that glycerin is an ingredient in these products as well:

  • Moisturizer 
  • Shampoo
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Toilet cleaning gel
  • Toothpaste
  • Laundry detergent
  • Shaving cream
  • Cleaning wipes
  • Septic tank additives
  • Printer ink cartridges
  • Air freshener
  • Candles
  • Insect killer
  • Hair color
  • Makeup
  • You may also find glycerin in condensed milk, whey products, pudding, clotted cream and dairy-based drinks.
  • Processed fruits and vegetables (dried or canned vegetables or fruits, precooked vegetables)
  • Precooked pasta, rolled oats, breakfast cereals, rice or tapioca pudding, breading or batters, precooked rice products and baked goods are all potential sources of glycerin
  • Gelatin
  • Antifreeze

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According to DailyCashReports.com "The Glycerin market globally is the most encouraging markets. This global market is evolving with a propelled rate and development of novel strategies are raising on buyers inclination" (https://dailycashreports.com/2019/02/global-glycerin-market-demand-and-supply/).  This report lists Twin Rivers Technologies among the major suppliers of glycerin in the United States.  To learn more about our company and glycerin product offerings, please visit our website.

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