Steven and Chris Episodes
Three Uses for Glycerin
Our Frugalista is a pro at stretching one product into many applications. She loves keeping a bottle of vegetable glycerin at home because it can be used to make lots of things that will save you trips to the store.
MOISTURIZING HAIR SPRAY
- Mix one part glycerin with five parts distilled water
- Drops of essential oil
BAR SOAP INTO HAND SOAP
- 1/2 bar of pure soap, grated (about 1 cup) - must use real soap, nothing with moisturizer already added, try Ivory
- 5 cups hot water - no need for it to be boiling, just warm enough so it will melt soap shavings
- 1 T glycerin - easy to find at the drugstore in the pharmacy section
- 1/2 T oil - you can use coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, the choice is yours
- 1/2 T dish soap - this helps to create some lather
Grate 1/2 bar of soap and put shavings into a large heat-proof bowl. Add hot water to bowl and gently whisk until soap has dissolved. Pour in glycerin, oil, and dish soap. Whisk gently to incorporate. Let your soap cool -- this will take at least TWO HOURS. Whisk again and you should notice things have thickened up to a "snot" consistency. Use a funnel to pour liquid soap into an existing dispenser. Store leftovers for another day.
Tip: shake the dispenser every so often, it seems to help with lather and keeps things incorporated, and if things get too thick, add a touch of water. Optional: you can add a few drops of essential oil to the mix if you'd like a customized scent.
MOISTURIZING NAIL POLISH REMOVER
- Add 1 T glycerin
- 1/2 T water
- 300 ml acetone