Vegetable Glycerin?

MrRainybowbow MrRainybowbow
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I've been trying to find a nice lube with safe ingrediants but so far i've found very few and even those have been question. I've read that Vegetable Glycerin is made from vegetable oil and is good for the skin. But i've read that Glycerin can cause skin irritant in some people and in concentrated solutions can damage the mucous membranes. Is there a deffernce with Vegetable Glycerin and just plain Glycerin? or is it the same thing? Is it safe enough to use in lubes? What other ingrediants should i be warry about?
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Glycerin is glycerin no matter where it comes from. Calling it vegetable glycerin is an attempt to trick you into thinking its something different. It may have different impurities, coming from a different source, but its still glycerin.
11/12/2010
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
Glycerine is a component that is found in ALL animal and plant cells (including your own cells).

By specifying vegetable glycerin, the manufacturer is only trying to convey that the source of the glycerin is vegan friendly to those who have such concerns. But the chemical itself is the same.

I included a write up of several lube ingredients that people often seek to avoid in one of my reviews (look under the Personal Comments section). I also included links to reliable resources for checking any chemical about which anyone might have concerns. Here's the link to the review: link

Perhaps the descriptions of the various ingredients might be helpful.
11/12/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by MrRainybowbow
I've been trying to find a nice lube with safe ingrediants but so far i've found very few and even those have been question. I've read that Vegetable Glycerin is made from vegetable oil and is good for the skin. But i've read that ... More
Agree with the other posters!
11/12/2010
MrRainybowbow MrRainybowbow
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Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
Glycerine is a component that is found in ALL animal and plant cells (including your own cells).

By specifying vegetable glycerin, the manufacturer is only trying to convey that the source of the glycerin is vegan friendly to those who have ... More
Yes this was very much helpful thank you. Im glad i dont have to worry so much about Parabens, i had looked away from many lubes because of the articles i had read about them.
11/12/2010
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
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Originally posted by MrRainybowbow
Yes this was very much helpful thank you. Im glad i dont have to worry so much about Parabens, i had looked away from many lubes because of the articles i had read about them.
While parabens might not be the cancer concern they've been made out to be, it is possible to be allergic to them (like it is with just about anything else).
11/12/2010
ScottA ScottA
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Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
Glycerine is a component that is found in ALL animal and plant cells (including your own cells).

By specifying vegetable glycerin, the manufacturer is only trying to convey that the source of the glycerin is vegan friendly to those who have ... More
There is one big thing you left out of the paraben discussion: the big reason why many people promote paraben-free lubes is because a number of people are sensitive to parabens. They may not cause cancer, but the can sure hurt.
11/12/2010
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
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Originally posted by ScottA
There is one big thing you left out of the paraben discussion: the big reason why many people promote paraben-free lubes is because a number of people are sensitive to parabens. They may not cause cancer, but the can sure hurt.
I've updated that review to mention skin sensitivities to parabens. I discussed parabens a bit more thoroughly in my review on Anal Lube since parabens are an ingredient in that particular product ( link ).
11/13/2010
Snozzberries Snozzberries
I know this thread is old but it was very helpful. I'm glad there's more information out there because I am a lube noob.
02/04/2012
yarii yarii
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Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
Glycerine is a component that is found in ALL animal and plant cells (including your own cells).

By specifying vegetable glycerin, the manufacturer is only trying to convey that the source of the glycerin is vegan friendly to those who have ... More
^ nice
04/26/2012
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