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Would isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) be too strong/"rough" to make perfume?

Would isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) be too strong/"rough" to make perfume? I don't know what the industry uses (suppose I should google THAT), and I'm worried that if I make a tincture by soaking flowers in it that the result would be too dehydrating or bad for the skin...?

Tombini4 years ago
It might not work very well as a solvent as it is too volatile, maybe somekind of oil as a base would work better...
lemonie4 years ago
IPA stinks (quite pleasantly though) - use vodka instead? L
Kiteman4 years ago
Dabbing pure alcohol onto your skin (whatever kind) can lead to dermatitis.
orksecurity4 years ago
Websearch on "perfume recipe" suggests that most homebrewers are using either water, or an ethyl alcohol/water mixture (vodka or everclear), or are making a cream, depending on what scents they're trying to extract.. And I see at least three Instructables on the general topic of perfume.
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