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Is it safe to mix ethyl alcohol, eucalyptus essence and 5% alc.vodka? Answered

 i decided to make a hand sanitizer with the following mixture:

ethyl alcohol (bought in the supermarket) -filled about 3/4 of a regular spray bottle

a few drops of eucalyptus essence (bought in a drugstore)

5% alc. vodka (drained after 2 weeks of soaking in it the orange and grapefruit rinds and lemongrass leaves)
inspired by the instructable on how to make a citrusy room and linen spray ,

few drops of glycerine.

i have learned from wiki about the benefits of the following and decided to mix them. I intend to give this to some good friends and i wanna make sure its really safe...

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lemonie (author)2011-10-16


Too much ethanol, it would be dangerously flammable for a start. Have more water if the oily-things will still be soluble.

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Kiteman (author)lemonie2011-10-17

The stuff they use in hospitals smells highly flammable...

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steveastrouk (author)Kiteman2011-10-17

The stuff in hospitals is abusable apparently, which speaks of the ethanol content.

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Kiteman (author)steveastrouk2011-10-17

(Sorry - my first mental image was one of gowned patients shouting at boxes on walls...)

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lemonie (author)Kiteman2011-10-17

And they're shouting "g-give me some more... y-fff-"

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lemonie (author)steveastrouk2011-10-17


It ain't necessarily ethanol, using Propanol has obvious advantages in that you don't have all the red-tape that comes with ethanol.
Gels are something I wouldn't know how to produce too easily.

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steveastrouk (author)lemonie2011-10-17

That would be my next question. How DO you gellify alcohol ?

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humblebug (author)2011-10-17

thanks for the comments...i used not pure ethyl alcohol...i think its 60%..i forgot whats on the label...

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