First of all, I would like to apologise for my ignorance; as a Christian, for me the purpose of the Law is to bring us closer to understanding the mentality, so to speak, of the Almighty, and therefore it is not of direct application to my life. So I'm sorry if I ask a silly question.
I have just purchased a bottle of glycerin for various purposes, cosmetic and medicinal also. The latter would mean it would be ingested internally---by a six month old, specifically! So I really want to be safe about this.
This glycerin is derived from non-GMO vegetable oil (NOT animal fat in any way) and is stated to be Kosher. However, it is also stated that the safety certifications allow its use for cosmetic purposes.
My question is---does the fact that it is Kosher automatically make it appropriate for internal consumption? Or can Kosher also be for things you put on your body, for instance? Are these laws only for dietary concerns?
Thank you very much in advance!