The word glycerin can be traced back to the Greek diction “glykys”, which means sweet. Glycerin is a sweet-tasting, colorless, odorless, non-toxic, viscous liquid with varied properties. Until 1880s, the process of recovering glycerin from soap making was yet to be discovered and commercially produced glycerin mostly came from the candle-producing industry. It was only in the year 1889 that a viable method of separating glycerin from soap was discovered. One of the many properties of glycerin is its ability to pull moisture from the air which makes it a great humectant. Despite this unique property, did you know that commercial manufacturers of soap remove the glycerin from the bars even though it is a natural by-product of the soap-making process? Wonder why? They reserve it instead for the manufacture of more expensive products. So, the soaps that you find in your nearby store are nothing but synthetic detergent. For all those who raised their eyebrows at this revelation, fret not as we have listed few glycerin soap recipes, especially for you. Make your own glycerin soap with your preferred color and fragrance and keep your skin supple and moisturized.