Horse chestnut glycerol extract is a great addition to soothing preparations for varicose veins and haemorrhoids. It can also be added to creams and gels to soothe irritated skin and feels pleasant applied to inflamed joints and muscles.
INCI: Glycerin, Aqua, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate
- Glycerol extracts are a fantastic combination product; moisturising glycerine plus the beneficial properties of the fruit or plant extract. They are water soluble, making them easy to use in water based products. They are not suitable for adding to purely oil-based formulations as they will separate.
- Plant matter is extracted into glycerine which extracts both water and fat-soluble ingredients. The glycerol extract is the preserved with potassium sorbate, a natural preservative, to give a shelf life of 2 years.
- Add 3-6% to the water phase, below 40c. Can also be added to ready-made base products such as creams.
- Store in a closed container in a cool, dark place.