Wow, I can only say, if only I had known about this before!
I am African and my hair used to be like a deep fried string beans! I had purchased sooooo many products and NONE of them works!!! Until, I started browsing and reading about glycerin and stumbled upon Swanson.com [which, I love by the way] and bought this product. Oh, my words, my hair have completely changed and I can only say Thanks be to God for that product.
I have bought and tried the Starwest Botanicals 100% Pure Vegetable Glycerine and I find it to be absolutely terrible! I am thinking it is because it is Kosher. Anyway, I will stick to the Now Foods brand instead.
Thanks for reading my HONEST review.
December 1, 2013
Love the vegetable glycerine. As an older female, it is fantastic in keeping my aging skin extremely smooth and supple. With the change in weather becoming cooler, I don't need to worry about dryness as it helps to keep my skin very moist. It is also great for the face as I use it at night and in the morning. This product is not only doing a great job on my skin, it is also much more affordable than buying glycerine from the drug store. Thanks for a great product at a very affordable price. The very speedy delivery following my order is also a great plus in purchaing your product.
October 28, 2013
A Natural Sweetener That I Can't Live Without!!!
Amazing natural sweetener for anyone who wants to adopt a sugar-free lifestyle without the chemicals and without sacrificing sweetness. I learned about it from my nutritionist. This brand offers the best value that I've found. It has a million uses. For example: add to seltzer w/twist of lime or lemon and you've got something that tastes like Sprite or 7UP. You can bake with it, you can make shakes/smoothies. I've even used it to create "maple syrup" by adding Frontier brand maple extract to the glycerine and pouring it over my whole grain pancakes. Imagine that - healthy pancakes!!! I dare you to taste the difference. I've used it to make dairy-free ice cream, cakes, cookies, etc. I specialize in healthy, delicious food that's even more comforting than the bad stuff that you're trying to avoid. It doesn't have to be hard, and it doesn't have to involve deprivation. Vegetable glycerine is a wonderful tool. In fact, I don't want to live in a word without vegetable glycerine!!!
October 18, 2013
best I have ever used..
can't beat the quality or the price..I use it in all my home made beauty potions.
July 6, 2013
I ordered from Swanson . I use glycerine for homeopathics and for my skin.
I am very happy with the product AND the price. Thank you Swanson!
June 26, 2013
I bought this for my girls as well as my own afro textured hair. Our hair is curly and is always thirsty. The vegetable glycerin works as a humectant, making it an amazing hair moisturizer. Will do the same for dry skin, but is uncomfortable to me.
June 3, 2013
I love this product. I use it to make skin moisturizer. I just mix it with water in a spray bottle and my skin stays moisturized.
June 3, 2013
vegetable glycerin . . great stuff
thankful I can order, great quality for my soaps/lotions for family/friends for gifts. I don't have to leave home to do it.
May 3, 2013
Wonderful product with many uses!!
I use this as an add-on to my cosmetics and creams. It adds to both quality and texture. I also like to put in a hot bath.... ou la la.
April 11, 2013
I have been useing Vegetable Glycerine several years for my super sensitive skin. A 16 oz. bottle will last a long time. It cleans off my face make up well and seems to soften and lock in moisturize. It is so gentle on my skin I will use it forever. I also love coconut oil and grapeseed oil for skin and hair...
March 15, 2013
I purchased this to use in making my own tooth paste and it works great. Thanks for carrying the product
March 5, 2013
Pretty glycerine shine
Wow, I use glycerine as an ingrediant in make my homemade hair care product for my curly, coily hair. To say my hair love it is an understatement. It helps my hair retain moisture and stay shaky and shiny. Great value, a little goes a long way. I will definently purchase again. Thanks Swanson:)
January 28, 2013
I love this Glycerine, it is a very good price for such big bottle, but this is a very big bottle for me because I only need few drops or even less each time. And I tried to add what ever I can add to my beauty product.
July 8, 2012
Everything I Hoped It Would Be!
I am in love with vegetable glycerine! I use a few drops on my skin after a shower or bath and my skin is so incredibly smoothe! I bought the 4oz bottle to start with and quickly purchased the 16oz bottle as well! I'm still working on the 4 oz since only a small amount is used each time. I am so so pleased!
May 17, 2012
great for hair and skin! Good for mixing with other products for your hair or skin to make them better
February 6, 2012
it works so well
I would give this product 6 or 7 leaves for effectiveness if I could. In the winter we snowbird in Arizona. The sun is great but the climate is so much drier than home and my skin and hair show the effect of the drier climate.
Now, before my bath or shower, I use the glycerine straight out of the bottle on my neck, face, arms and legs. Then I continually dampen my hands to add water as I gently massage the glycerin into my skin. I wait about 10-15 minutes and then bath as usual using a loofa to exfoliate. I now have lovely smooth and moist skin. I also make a lotion with it and aloe, water, a few drops of Kukui nut oil and a scent like grapefruit and mint. I use this after bathing and throughout the day. Pretty amazing and so inexpensive.
Then I started using a dilution of 1 glycerine to 7 water for my hair and scalp. What a difference. I saturate my hair and scalp and then put a shower cap on to let it soak in for a bit. I shampoo and condition as usual. The shine and bounce (liveliness) in my hair after the first application was stunning. I do this once a week.
All this and it is so inexpensive. A little goes a long, long way.
January 8, 2012
I just recently started using this product and love its silky texture. I put this product on my skin and it soft and silky.
March 11, 2011
I use this in bath water to soften skin in winter and I re-use foam hand soap dispensers with water, liquid soap, and some of this.
January 9, 2011
I've been mixing up my own leave-in conditioner, and vegetable glycerine is one of the ingredients. A little definitely goes a a long way, and it helps to soften and retain moisture in my hair. I also use a bit mixed with jojoba oil as a after shower moisturizer in the summer, and to boost my body lotion in the winter.
January 25, 2010
great skin lotion
I mix with vegetable glycerin with water, tea tree essential oil, lavender oil as my skin lotion. I do not need anything else. One bottle lasts several months.
September 5, 2009