I recently read somewhere that one should not rub isopropyl, petroleum based alcohol like we get from the drug store on the skin - that anything one rubs on the skin is absorbed into the blood stream and into the system.
I got a small bottle of grain alcohol, cut it with 30% distilled water (distilled water stays cleaner in storage than plain tap water) to a 70% alcohol - 30% water ratio, added a drop or two of wintergreen oil and a single drop of green food coloring (for those who are used to green rubbing alcohol). It actually smells so much better than the petroleum based kind and it lasts for a very long time. Grain alcohol can be ordered off the internet.
For someone who uses a lot of rubbing alcohol on their bodies, this may make a difference to them.
This is also true of vinegar - White House grain vinegar and Heinz grain vinegar are better to use than the cheap petroleum based ones. Petroleum based stuff just is not good for us to ingest.
Thank you, that was very informative! I had not thought about the differences between isopropyl and grain alcohol. Very important!
Tammy, wife of Independent Baptist church-planting missionary Daniel, and mother of seven little missionaries: Jessica (11 yrs), Jillian (10 yrs), Joseph (8 yrs), Johanna (6 yrs), John Benjamin (4 yrs), Joel (2 yrs) and Jeannette Abigail (4 mos).
Post by robertcolumbia on Jan 5, 2011 23:44:34 GMT -5
Pharmacies here sell both isopropyl and ethyl (grain) rubbing alcohol. The ethyl rubbing alcohol is basically high-proof vodka that has had other chemicals added to it in smaller quantities, at least one of which is very unpalatable.