Question by lola: What is ethyl alcohol? I have directions for making homemade perfume and it takes ethyl alcohol?
I take it that ethyl alcohol is not rubbing alcohol? Are there any perfume recipes that just take everyday ingredients? I don’t have alot of money, and I was hoping that I could make my own perfume and save a little money that way.

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Answer by somethingtoxic
Ethyl alcohol is just regular alcohol. Rubbing alcohol is isopropal alcohol and methanol. (bad, though I suppose tiny amounts of it are fine)

Use Everclear which is 96% Ethyl alcohol. There is also denatured alcohol that has small amounts of methanol in it as well to keep people from drinking untaxed alcohol.

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