Where to buy Glycerine? (For Soap)

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Can anyone tell me where to buy Glycerine. I'm buying it now for $6 a pound and that sure seems expensive! Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Wanda

-- Wanda in East Texas (wrfw@lcc.net), October 31, 2001


Response to Where to buy Glycerine

I've seen bottles of it at the pharmacy.

-- Shannon at Grateful Acres Animal Sanctuary (gratacres@aol.com), November 01, 2001.

Response to Where to buy Glycerine

Wanda, do you mean glycerine for soap making? If so check out www.SnowdriftFarms.com. They carry 2 pound blocks of clear glycerine for $5.50. They have the best prices on essential oils I have ever seen! Shannon, the liquid glycerine you see in pharmacies usually has all sorts of nasties added to it or is produced with chemical solvents. Natural food stores carry all natural, pure vegetable glycerine. I like to make my own fabric softener with it.

-- Bren (wayoutfarm@skybest.com), November 01, 2001.

I have bought bottles of glycerine at the pharmacy. You have to ask them to get it behind the counter, but no prescription is necessary.

-- connie in nm (karrelandconnie@msn.com), November 01, 2001.

Bren~ Please give your recipe for fabric softener. I now buy Downy because I can't stand my clothes without it, but it is so EXPENSIVE! Thanks in advance and I can't wait to try it.

-- Ivy in NW AR (balch84@cox-internet.com), November 01, 2001.

Wanda, do you want solid glycerine as for melting down and pouring soap, or liquid to actually make your own soap?

Lorann oils carries both, solid is 4.25 for 32 ounces, liquid is 1.50 for 4 ounces, 5 dollars for 16 ounces and 32 dollars for a gallon.

They carry a full line of apothecary, soapmaking, all essential oils and cooking/candmaking supplies, and by far are way cheaper than ANY other company I have checked!

To request a WHOLESALE catalog, call 1-800-862-8620 or go to www.lorannoils.com , get the wholesale catalog to get the better prices.

-- Annie Miller in SE OH (annie@1st.net), November 01, 2001.

Ivy... Natural Fabric Softner - Simply mix 1 cup glycerin with 1 gallon water. Add 1/2 cup of this mixture to the wash or rinse cycle. I prefer to add it to the rinse and still use my Downy 'ball' to do it. You could also add several drops of your favorite essential oil. Lavender is a favorite to use for laundry purposes and has anti-bacterial properties. You probably should shake your jug every time before using.

Annie... I saw that Lorann Oils asked for a business tax number. Will they still sell wholesale to me without one? Do they have a minimum wholesale order? Thanks!

-- Bren (wayoutfarm@skybest.com), November 01, 2001.

I make soap to sell at my nursery and I really like all the great stuff (and good prices) at: www.soapberrylane.com.

-- diane greene (greenwitch@catskillnativenursery.com), November 01, 2001.

Bren, a tax ID number is just your SS number, that'a all I gave them and never had any trouble. They do sell retail at higher prices, but there is no minimum order required for either wholesale or retail, so you can decide which ever you want.

-- Annie Miller in SE OH (annie@1st.net), November 01, 2001.

GloryBee in Eugene, Oregon http://soapsgb.com/ I understand they have reasonable prices.

-- Bev Hansen (rdklandbev@aol.com), November 01, 2001.

try www.bittercreek.com in the soap making supplies section. GREAT stuff at reasonable prices! the scents are wonderful too!

-- tracey pullum (ginkysue@bellsouth.net), November 02, 2001.

I hate to sound selfish... as I have no answers to offer. However, I'm in the process of trying to find out how to make soap from scratch in the most natural and healthy way possible. I am still using the soap making kits, which I purchase from "Michaels" ...way expensive! I happened to stumble across your discussion and it sounds like most of you understand what you are doing, including Wanda. Do any of you have any good recipes? I've already noted some of the wholesale resources. Your response is much appreciated. -Tianne in Minneapolis

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