So what is this glycerin we talk a lot about at Freeze Pipe? Well, this article will help answer that, it will also show you why glycerin is better than using ice with your bongs, way better. So further or not let's jump right into it.
Glycerin, what is it?
Glycerin is a non-toxic gel composed of fatty acids. It's completely organic and is commonly found in moisturizers, soaps, and even foods! It freezes quicker and stays frozen longer than water, plus it doesn't expand and contract so there's no added pressure on the glass.
Glycerin is used to replace ice in your bong. We call it a Glycerin Coil, we will visit the glycerin coil later, let's first look at common uses of glycerin.
What Are Common Uses of Glycerin?
Glycerin, what is it used for? Its most common use is in skin products.
It's very common to find glycerin in soap or in glycerin cream from your local drugstore. Glycerin is also used as a soap base; you probably know this if you make homemade soap.
Glycerin is also commonly found in cosmetic products as well.
In addition, glycerol which is glycerin but not as refined down is used in foods and drinks as a solvent, and sweetener sometimes. It also is known for helping preserve food and beauty products.
Here is a list of products that use Glycerin.
Skin creams or lotions - helps skin retain moisture
Medicine used to help a cough
Most soybean products
A variety of condiments
Some baked goods
A liquid for E-cigs
As we can see it is a very common product and is used all over the spectrum, from face washes to food. But what else has glycerin done to help the bong community? It's called the glycerin coil, let's find out what this is and why it's beneficial.
What is a Glycerin Coil?
Glycerin coils use the glycerin gel to have a cooler smoke. Putting ice in your bong can ruin water levels and can hurt your lungs. The glycerin coil simply is put in the freezer before your smoke, then put it back in when you're done. This coil is made out of glass and is infused with the glycerin gel. You don't have to worry about the gel getting into your water due to the glass chamber it is in.
How does a Glycerin Coil work?
Glycerin is made from fatty acids, glycerin as a liquid, stops the ice particles from developing, which means it won't expand as it freezes. If it was water, it would cause the glass to break. Its increased melting point helps it stay frozen longer than that of ice, which eliminates overfilling your water and avoids the splashing into your mouth. Glycerin freezes faster than water so you don't have to wait as long, and you can enjoy it longer. Put the coil in the freezer for a few hours before using your bong. Never put your entire bong into the freezer, glass cannot withstand cold temperatures, in other words, the glass will break.
Why Buy One?
Glycerin is the healthiest way to have the coolest smoke on the market. Using ice in your bong has been shown to work, but it can make your water levels overflow, and it can possibly hurt your lungs due to the micro ice shards in the smoke. This is eliminated when you buy a Glycerin Coil. These coils are infused with the Glycerin and are put in the freezer, and it chills the bong. It eliminates all the risks and the Glycerin Coil can actually last longer than ice.
Alright, what have we learned about Glycerin? We know that Glycerin is a product that is used in a lot of things. It's used in face washes and it's even used in foods, that's crazy! It is also used in medicines and calming agents to help joints and pain. Glycerin also helped create the Glycerin Coil. This coil helps eliminate the mess and dangers of ice crystals. Glycerin containing products are a pretty popular. If you're looking for a cool toke The Freeze pipe offers a variety of Glycerin coils and bongs, including their Freeze Pipe.