Isopropyl Alcohol

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  1. Jing

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    Can I use isopropyl alcohol mixed with oleic acid for transdermal? I can't get non denatured ethanol.
     
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    you want ethyl ideally
     
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    I know but I can't get it, but would isopropyl still work?
     
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    I heard it doesn't. I was trying to get some to make a zinc and b6 topical but all the damn stores have been picked clean due to covid.
     
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    What's the effectiveness of this? What percentage would get absorbed?
     
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    Vodka is ethyl alcohol, and ideally you should get the 100 proof variety... 50 percent alcohol
     
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    Thanks I'm going to use vodka and oleic acid .
     
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    Isopropyl alcohol is toxic to the liver. Much more than ethanol. You don't want to put that on your skin and breathe the fumes very often (yes, not even in "anti-covid" disinfection)
     
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    I don't think that's really true. Ethanol is toxic to the liver because the conversion of acetaldehyde to acetic acid consumes glutathione.

    Isopropyl alcohol however is converted to acetone.

    From what I've seen, it's at most as toxic as ethanol, and likely far less.

    As well none of it really matters as the amount used for transdermal would be 5g or less.
     
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