What can I do with a gal of glycerin?

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My DH gave me a gallon jug of glycerin! He bought it for pennies as salvage. Said he noticed a small bottle of it under the sink so he knew I used it for something. I know it is good for soap but is there more things I could use it for?

-- Carol (glear@usa.net), September 25, 1999



It would probably be a great replacement for mud if you happen to run into the "King of Spain".

Seriously, it does make good soap.


-- Gerald R. Cox (grcox@internetwork.net), September 25, 1999.

It is used in most hand/body lotions as an emollient (sp?). Also add a bit to dish soap/water solution to make more durable bubbles for kids to blow through wands! Ants do like it (sweet) so keep the bottle clean from drips. Sometimes I will just mix it half and half with water and massage a little into my hands/knuckles - does help.

-- Kristi (securxsys@cs.com), September 26, 1999.

Glycerine & honey..soothing cough medicine.

-- Chris (griffen@globalnet.co.uk), September 26, 1999.

Trust a man for this suggestion.How about nitroglycerin!!!

-- Chris's other half (griffen@globalnet.co.uk), September 26, 1999.

It's an alternative form of an extractant for herbs instead of using alcohol such as vodka. Very useful indeed. Need to buy some myself...

-- farmer (hillsidefarm@drbs.com), September 26, 1999.

Got kids? Make bubbles (for blowing bubbles). Of course, you'll have to make a heckuva lot of bubbles to use up even part of the gallon, but oh well. 1/2 cup liquid Dawn or Joy, 2 Tablespoons glycerin, 5 cups water. Pour water into container first, add dish soap and glycerin and stir. Try not to make it froth. Let's not forget in all our preparation that we gotta have some fun too!

-- Angela (asolomon@oswego.net), September 26, 1999.

Wonderful soap!

-- Mad Monk (madmonk@hawaiian.net), September 27, 1999.

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