Glue on boots lesson 1
|May 24, 2010
|Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized
Please excuse fumbling ipod fingers!
There is a difference between rubbing and denatured alcohol. But sometimes they are the same…and sometimes they are not. And very rarely are they properly labeled as one or the other. Very confusing!
Needing DENATURED alcohol for thgluons on boots project, I (of course) google the subject.
Here’s the basics: rubbing alcohol is safe for tHe skin. Some denatured alcohols are also rubbing alcohols. Denatured alcohol is drinkable alcohol that has had gasoline, methyl, or some other substance added to make it not-consumable.
So here’s your final exam:
Store 1 has one alcohol labeled “isopropyl rubbing alcohol”.
Do you buy it?
If you answered “no because I need a comparison to be sure of what I’m buying,” you are correct!
Store 2 has two choices:
isopropyl rubbing alcohol
ethyl rubbing alcohol
which do you buy?
If you answer is “look at the inactive ingredients because I’m still not sure”, you are correct!
Isopropyl has water, ethyl has (among a long list of other nasty chemical sounding names) methly.
Ding ding ding ding – we have found a winner – ethyl rubbing alcohol is denatured alcohol!
Thank you for playing. Being thus educated, maybe YOU won’t accidentally buy a GALLON of the wrong stuff…and then bore a very nice pharmasist at store 2 with a long explaination of how you THINK you are right (by choosing the ethyl alcohol) because of yada yada yada…..but you need confirmation…
Anyone need any rubbing alcohol? (the isopropyl non-denatured kind!)