There is often some concern surrounding alcohol, though people are often not really sure why?
Alcohol used in toiletries usually has a denaturant added to it before supply to manufacturers to make it unpalatable. This denaturant cannot currently be achieved organically so in order to uphold our 100% Organic standard we have used grain alcohol without a denaturant.
The licence fee on this grade of alcohol which elevates the price of our perfumes. However, we are sure you will think it is worth the added cost to know exactly what you are putting on your skin. Our Organic Grain alcohol is far gentler than its synthetic counterpart usually used in perfumes. This means that it will not dry out or aggravate your skin in the way that some perfumes can.
What is grain Alcohol?
Organic Grain Alcohol is a "Potable Spirit" derived from the fermentation of organically grown grain. It is distilled twice under approved conditions to ensure compliance with the highest quality standards. Complies with Council Regulation (EC) 1576/89 29th May 1989 and UK Food Solvent Regulations. The grain source can be either Rye or Wheat.
What is standard - non organic alcohol?
Synthetic Ethanol is produced from Ethylene, which is rectified from naphtha extracted from oil. It is distilled twice to ensure compliance with the highest quality standards and denatured to UK regulations. Synthetic Ethanol is denatured during production with Bitrex (10ppm) and t-Butanol (0.1% v/v)