I think she is referring to a home-made exfoliator, like for your face. There are lots of home-made, all natual recipes out there. I use honey and brown sugar once in a while, or baking soda and my favorite mosturizer.
I could be wrong, but I think that is what we are talking about here. Unfortunately, I have no idea what vegetable glycerin is or where to find it. My best guess would be a specialty food store. It sounds like it would be "vegetable sugar", but I've never actually heard of it.
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you can get sugar scrub, which is a great in shower exfoilator, at many stores but it is usually really over priced. i love using it before i shave and in the winter because it leaves your skin very soft and i hate dry skin. I realized i could probably make my own so i mixed sugar and olive oil with aloe in an empty container I had that once was full of expensive sugar scrub from a department store and it worked great. i looked online for DIY recipes and there was one that used vegetable glycerin. I googled the stuff but I can't find an actual physical store that sells the stuff. I just don't want to use olive oil because it is spendy.
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Thanks so much for the info, I kinda felt like an idiot. I haven't used anything like that. Good ol' soap and water works great for me. Between horseback riding and dog grooming I was never worried about my skin.
It is spelled "glycerin", no "e" on the end. If you google it that way all sorts of good information comes up. It is used in edible things like lip balm and cocoa butter and is apparently a by-product of soapmaking. One site I saw said it is from palm. I like to know what I'm getting rather than just buying it by name if I'm making something from scratch or using something unfamiliar. Sometimes things that sound good are not so good when you find out what they really are, like artificial sweeteners. Vegetable glycerin sounds fairly safe to use.
I use glycerin all the time LOVE IT. It makes your skin SUPER SOFT and supple, When I buy lotions I even make sure they contain glycerin instead of mineral oil and you will notice the more EXPENSIVE the lotions and creams have glycerin. I also add it to my dog shampoo works AWESOME on their coats. I get mine in drug store usually by face creams, it is costly for just a small amount, but so worth it to me.