An interesting thing about glycerin is it’s history with biodiesel production. Since glycerin is a waste byproduct of biodiesel production, the market has recently been depressed. In fact, there is only one producer left in the USA for high quality glycerin production. Sensitive pharmaceuticals are the only current market for this product.
Some other industries that use glycerin are the food industry, surface science, antifreeze, personal care and even Fuel. That’s right, glycerin may not only be a byproduct of biodiesel production, but according to one Kent company, it may be an alternative to biodiesel. We’ll just have to see where that goes.
Because bulk glycerin is readily available and cheap, it’s uses are countless. In fact many of the products that you find on our website are very high in glycerol content. Here at Mystic, we only use the highest quality pure vegetable USP glycerin which is one thing that makes us stand out from some of our competition. Some of our competitors use the waste byproduct from local biodiesel manufacturer’s which is common, but also very dangerous. Without proper preparation, it is possible for lower grade glycerin to have unwanted additives that are undesirable for personal care products. Because of this, we highly recommend, that if you are going to manufacture your own product you only use a very high grade USP or food grade bulk glycerin from a reputable supplier.
Using Vegetable Glycerin
Important Note: This product has recently become known as an ingredient in many e-cigarrette vapor formulas..e-juice and e liquid. Although widely used in ingestible products there has been no long term studies on the use of glycerin or any other ingredient for that matter for the use of vapor inhalents such as ejuice and eliquid and vape juice. For that reason, we can not recommend it's use for any product designed to be inhaled including but not limited to e-cigarrette vapor products.