A fantastic way to preserve cut flowers and leaves is to use glycerin. The plant “drinks in” the glycerin, using it to replace its water content. This keeps leaves and flowers supple and bright.
Simply place the stems of fresh flowers or foliage in a mixture of two parts lukewarm water to one part glycerin. Let them sit in the mixture for two to three weeks. If you notice that your leaves or flowers begin to wilt after you take them out of the mixture, hang them upside down, so that the mixture reaches the wilted parts.
Product Name: Glycerol
Storage method: Sealed storage
Description: clear viscous liquid, odorless, soluble in water, alcohol, purity 99.5%
Pure, natural vegetable glycerin can also be used for moisturizing the skin. It is often used in cream, bathing and shampoo products, so you can use it in SOAP-MAKING. It has moisturizing effects on skin and hair. It is also used for solvents. It is used in make-up water, emulsion and other formulations. The usage rate should not exceed 10%.