The cosmetics and pharmaceutical markets :
potable dehydrated alcohol
- Ethanol is used in the pharmaceutical industry as a reaction medium, extractant and cleaning agent. It can also be used as a solvent in the manufacture of antibiotics, vaccines, medication packaged as tablets or pills and vitamins. Given its physical/chemical characteristics, ethanol is an excellent medium for medication such as decongestives and cough medicine.
- Pharmaceutical alcohol is mostly used for its disinfectant properties, either as a liquid or gel.
- Ethanol is also used in all sorts of deodorants, lotions, soap, liquid washes and shampoo. Dehydrated potable alcohol can be used as an ingredient in the manufacture of perfume sprays and hair lacquer.