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Isopropyl Alcohol Cosmetic Grade

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Inci: Isopropyl Alcohol

Isopropryl Alcohol is a colourless, flammable chemical compound with a fairly strong odour. The Isopropyl Alcohol that we stock is cosmetic grade and has been selected for its purity of colour and odour.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Why are we stocking it - Aromantic have taken the decision to stock Isopropyl Alcohol due to the growing concerns over the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the world. Although this is an ingredient that we would not normally stock we have had many requests from our customers asking if we could make an exception in these exceptional circumstances. We are happy to have secured stock as a result of these requests and our considered thoughts on the matter.

Isopropyl alcohol is also known as 2-propanol. It may sometimes be referred to as rubbing alcohol which is often used on sports injuries such as sprains and muscular aches and pains.

Isopropyl alcohol is commonly used in products such as hand sanitisers and can be used when layering Melt and Pour Glycerine Soap as it helps the layers to stick together. It may also be used to spritz bath bomb mixture to help it stick together much like Witch Hazel Water. It can be used in alcohol based deodorant recipes too. It is widely used in antiseptics, disinfectants and detergents

Isopropyl alcohol can only be used with certain natural thickening agents such as Cellulose Gum. It cannot be used with Xanthan Gum as this precipitates out of the solution and leaves the solution unthickened. It may be used with some synthetic thickeners/polymers but we are unable to advise on this.

Isopropyl alcohol is miscible in water. It is not miscible in salt solutions.

It evaporates quickly and is often used to clean off oily residue on equipment and glassware.

HOW TO USE IT

Use 60-90% Isopropyl Alcohol in solutions with 10-40% water and other water soluble ingredients such as thickeners and essential oils.

If using in a hand sanitiser it is important to note the following:

A 70% solution of Isopropyl Alcohol in water is said to be the most efficient as the water causes the Isopropyl Alcohol to evaporate less quickly therefore it is in contact with the skin for longer while it does its job. The alcohol/water mix penetrates the cell membranes of the microorganisms then spreads throughout them effectively killing them off.

Replace the lid of the container immediately after use to prevent evaporation of the product.

Skin Care

Isopropyl Alcohol does not work with Xanthan Gum but it does work well with hydrated Cellulose Gum to form a thickened hydro-alcoholic gel that can be used for several purposes.

It is less drying to the skin than ethanol so is more suited to use in hand sanitisers, especially for those who need to use them frequently.

Hair Care

No direct Usage

Other

Use as a cleaning spray around the house with freshening essential oils such as Lemon and Grapefruit but don’t use it on quartz or granite surfaces. Dilute the Isopropyl Alcohol first. See the recipe that is included below.

Clean makeup brushes by swirling the brushes around in a small amount of Isopropyl Alcohol and water then rinsing and drying them.

It can also be used to deodorise smelly trainers. Spray a mixture of Isopropyl Alcohol, water and a blend of Rosemary, Lavender and Tea Tree essential oils into your trainers, leave to air dry.

For those of you with children who love stickers, the glue residue can easily be removed by wiping it with Isopropyl Alcohol.

Cautions/Contraindications

Keep away from the eyes.

Isopropyl alcohol vapour is denser than air and is flammable, therefore it should be kept away from heat and open flame sources.

Replace lid of container immediately after use to prevent evaporation of the product.

This product is not for human consumption or for use on babies and small children.

RECIPES & BLENDS

Freshening Room Spray
Stage 1 (Room temperature)
75% Isopropyl Alcohol
22% Bottled Spring Water
3% Essential oils of your choice. (We like St Clements, a blend of Blood Orange, Lemon & Lime (distilled) with a few drops of May Chang to boost the lovely fresh citrussy aroma)
100% Total

Method:
Weigh all ingredients into a suitable container, stir together well then pour into a bottle with a fine spray mist. Label and use as required. Remember some essential oils are dangerous to pets.

Freshening Shoe Spritz
This uses less essential oils than the Freshening Room Spray as your feet will be in contact with the residue after the spritz has evaporated.
Stage 1 (Room temperature)
75% Isopropyl Alcohol
24% Bottled Spring Water
1% Essential oils (White Thyme & Spike Lavender, for fresh feet)
100% Total

Method:
Weigh all ingredients into a suitable container, stir together well then pour into a bottle with a fine spray mist. Label and use as required.

For more information and guidance on making your own skin care products please see Aromantic's books and eBooks in our Publications section.

These notes are not meant to replace medical guidance and you should seek the advice of your doctor for your health matters. The formulae are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulations.

TRADITIONAL USE

Isopropyl Alcohol has long been used in healthcare settings to cleanse areas of the skin in preparation for medical procedures.

It has also been used to clean equipment and surfaces.

TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS

We have decided in this case to publish the documents here as we are shutting down for the next couple of weeks because of the Coronavirus and we want our customers to be able to find any relevant information about it in the mean time.

Isopropyl Alcohol C SDS

Isopropyl Alcohol C Specs

Isopropyl Alcohol C COA (Covers all batches currently sold to our customers)