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sandra17



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Location: Gants Hill, Essex
PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 05 9:07 pm    Post subject: sourcing glycerine  Reply with quote    

I've been reading Annie Berthold-Bond's "Better Basics" again lately and now I would like to buy some vegetable glycerine to make moisturiser etc with. Does anyone know where I can buy this please?
Many thanks,
Sandra

Bugs



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 05 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I was going to suggest Baldwins which I know a couple of people here have used, but can't see this on their site, might be worth ringing them.

Melinda Coss says Fred Aldous for glycerine but again, no sign.

Josephine Fairley's natural cosmetics book recommends finding a supplier of plant-derived glycerine (dunno why exactly but it is probably what you are looking for) and suggests Neals Yard, which has come up trumps - http://www.nealsyardremedies.com/shop/bin/pxisapi1.exe/large?item=100190

I've looked at that book before, have you used much from it already and is it practical for the non-American?

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 05 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I used to get mine from a trade suppliers called 'The Herbal Apothecary' 103.High St, Syston, Leicester LE7 IGQ. Phone. 0116 2602690, very useful people if you need herbs or spices by the kilo.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 05 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just found these sources too, can't vouch for them personally however as these are from a Google search:
http://www.herbsofgrace.co.uk/product_info.php?vs=fc_t10&id=AYpvQXSvshnuWoM8
http://www.organicherbtrading.co.uk/pub/BulkNon_Plant_Products.htm
http://www.organicherbtrading.co.uk/pub/BulkNon_Plant_Products.htm
http://www.aromantic.co.uk/frameset.asp?http%3A//www.aromantic.co.uk/eshop/products.asp%3Fcategory%3D6

Bugs



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 05 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The organic herb trading co, in Sally's links, supplies plenty of health food stores with bulk herbs etc, and is where we are looking at buying vanilla from, so probably reliable (we hope )

sandra17



Joined: 05 Mar 2005
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Location: Gants Hill, Essex
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 05 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks for the links.

I do think it is an excellent book. I've owned it for a couple of years and dip into it periodically. I find the cleaning section useful. Some stuff is impossible to source here though.
Sandra

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