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so i started working in an office type thing and they use the stuff - fingertip moisturizor. ti's made of glycerin - i just looked it up online, but CANNOT find out if it's animal or plant derived. help! does anyone know?<br><br><br><br>
or know of a agood fingertip moisturizor that sint animal derived. please please please!!!<br><br>
preferably if someone could tell me if sortkwik is ok to use... 'cause the office already has those. hehe.<br><br><br><br>
thanks in advacne. thank thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Coincidentally, I was researching this ingredient last night. Apparently, glycerin is a byproduct from soap-making:<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span>Quote:</span></span>
<div class="quote-block"><span style="font-family:Arial;">The process of removing the glycerin from the soap is fairly complicated (and of course, there are a lot of variations on the theme). In the most simplest terms: you make soap out of fats and lye. The fats already contain glycerin as part of their chemical makeup (both animal and vegetable fats contain from 7% - 13% glycerine). When the fats and lye interact, soap is formed, and the glycerin is left out as a "byproduct".</span></div>
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<span style="font-family:Arial;"><br></span><a href="http://www.pioneerthinking.com/glycerin.html" target="_blank">http://www.pioneerthinking.com/glycerin.html</a><br><br><br><br>
As mentioned, the soap can be made from animal fats, in which case the gylcerin is technically an animal product. Some companies use only glycerin derived from vegetable oil, making it animal-free, but according to the article, it's possible that it has been filtered through charcoal (which <span style="text-decoration:underline;">could</span> be made from animal bone).<br><br><br><br>
If you choose not to use the Sortkwik, maybe you could use a one of these items instead?<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.officedepot.com/ddSKU.do?level=SK&id=313619&Ntt=fingtertip&uniqueSearchFlag=true&An=text" target="_blank">http://www.officedepot.com/ddSKU.do?...g=true&An=text</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.officeworld.com/Worlds-Biggest-Selection/PREAQ701G/06Q2/" target="_blank">http://www.officeworld.com/Worlds-Bi...REAQ701G/06Q2/</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.officeworld.com/Worlds-Biggest-Selection/16595/06Q3/" target="_blank">http://www.officeworld.com/Worlds-Bi...on/16595/06Q3/</a>
 

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Hi Erik,
Currently the glycerin we use is animal based. We have had difficulties with consistency on the use of bio-based glycerin.

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Mike
Lee Products Company
952-698-1965



I had got mixed answers from the company and then this...


Tony was right, up until recent unexplained color changes and undesirable scent from using the bio material. I had to dispose of 10,000 gallons of the stuff three times last year and I made the decision to spec the higher-priced animal-based product. I am currently working with my suppliers to find a better bio-based product and will no doubt find one that should work. I'd be happy to let you know sometime in the future when this happens if you'd like?

I really appreciate your inquiry on this topic. I like to know when decisions like this are important to people. Thanks for the feedback,

Mike Helmen
Vice President
Lee Products Company


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