Preparation of Borax Glycerin (glycerite)

Aim: To prepare and submit 100 ml of Borax glycerin (glycerite). 

Requirements: Borax, Glycerin, Mortar and pestle, Beaker. 

Theory: Glycerites are solutions or mixtures of medicinal substances in glycerin, containing not less than 50% by weight of glycerin. Most of the glycerites are vicious, while some have a jelly-like consistency. Glycerin is an important pharmaceutical solvent forming permanent and concentrated solutions. Borax glycerin glycerite is used as a bacteriostatic agent. 


IngredientsStandard formula
Borax120 gm 
Glycerin880 gm 


  1. Weigh the calculated amount of borax and glycerin. 
  2. Powder the borax and triturate with glycerin. Warm gently with constant stirring and filter it, if necessary. 

Category: In the treatment of burns and eczema. 

Storage: Store in a well-closed container.

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