? About Glycerine

Decorating By cindy6250 Updated 19 Feb 2009 , 11:50pm by cindy6250

cindy6250 Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 6:04pm
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Where can I buy this? Is it available at the grocery store?


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Christina222 Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 6:23pm
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I was just going to ask a related question. I have purchased it in the past from Michaels, but it's a little tiny bottle. I did find some this morning at Rite Aid in the first aid section that was a larger bottle. It said "skin protectant" on it, so I asked the pharmacist if it was ok to be used in food. He said I probably shouldn't because the other type purchased at Michaels (Wilton Brand) may be formulated especially for digestion and the "skin protectant" probably isn't.

Has anyone used the "skin protectant" type in food? Have you had any problems? Thanks for any advice!

OP - Sorry for the minor hijack, hopefully both our questions can be answered =)


mbt4955 Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 6:34pm
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I get mine at Hobby Lobby - Wilton makes it, but I'm sure there are other brands too. If you can get the Wilton, you will know that it is food safe.

cupcakemkr Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 6:50pm
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whether you buy it at a hobby store or the drug store it is food safe, see reference below:



dandelion56602 Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 6:52pm
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Christina222 Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 10:58pm
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Wow - That is extremely helpful. Thank you so much cupcakemkr and dandelion56602. That helps alot! The big bottle at Rite Aid was much more cost effective than the little wilton bottle from Michaels!


FlourPots Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 11:12pm
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I buy mine from a local health food store. It's "100% pure Vegetable Glycerine". NOW brand.

It says it's "safe for topical and internal use".
"Vegetable Glycerine moisturizes and cleanses skin, has emollient (softening) and lubricating properties. Vegetable Glycerine may also be used as a natural low-glycemic sweetener or as a base for herbal extracts".

cindy6250 Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 11:50pm
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Thanks All for the great info. I got a 6 oz bottle at Walgreens for a little over 5 dollars.


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