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Old School Beauty Basics: How to Make Glycerin

By The Old School

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When we began road-testing top DIY toothpaste recipes here at Old School, we found that almost all calledhow to make glycerin for beauty products for glycerin, an ingredient that demanded immediate Googling to discover if we could make it from scratch. What’s with glycerin? It’s a soap-making byproduct with antibacterial properties, but it’s often made with animal fat derivatives, which isn’t really our thing. So, we figured out how to make our own veggie version with coconut oil, opening up a whole world of kitchen pantry beauty concoctions (and gave us a bonus bar of soap).

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lye
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • large saucepan
  • large bowl
  • safety goggles
  • rubber gloves
  • candy thermometer
  • spoon
  • airtight glass bottle
  • mold for soap

Here’s how to make glycerin:

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