Glycerin is a thick, colorless liquid that is a natural humectant, meaning that it attracts moisture. This makes it a great hair and skin conditioner. There are 3 forms of glycerin and these depend on where the glycerine is derived from. The 3 types of Glycerin are, Vegetable Glycerin, which is derived from Shea butter and coconut oil, Animal Glycerin which is derived from animal fat and Synthetic Glycerin which is derived from a petrochemical process. Nashe Organics Vegetable Glycerin is sourced from a reputable source with certification and is derived from vegetable oil.