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    Default fragrance mixture solidity

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    1. After some simple basic rules of mixing essential oils with vodka and water, mixture fails to hold a wholeness, oil seperates from spirit, which is natural physical law. despite
    after few month mixture fragrance is pretty strong due spirit and oil reaction.
    How to achieve wholeness of mixture ?

    thank you very much

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    Default Re: fragrance mixture solidity

    Most of essential oils mix well with ethanol. Buy ethanol (not vodka) with the lowest percentage of water possible. Never add water to your aromatic mixture.

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    If you use Vodka, the only acceptable Vodka is 190 proof, or 192 proof. Even 150 proof is not enough alcohol, and is too much water.
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    I've tried to google it but wiki gives my 3 different answers. They say that 190 proof may contain 60%, 75.5% and 95% alcohol by volume. According to what I've learned the highest
    volume of alcohol is best. Is anyone using 60% and 75,5 % in their creations?

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    I have no idea what you're finding on google, but proof and percentage are simply a 2:1 ratio. 190 proof, by definition, is 95% ethanol. If it's 60% ethanol, then it's 120 proof.

    There's no such thing as "190 proof that's 60% ethanol". That's like asking for a cup full of water that's half-empty - if it's full, then it's not half-empty. if it's 60% ethanol, then it's not 190 proof.

    190 proof is the minimum; anything lower will have solubility problems (cf. the original post).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiDDeN View Post
    I've tried to google it but wiki gives my 3 different answers. They say that 190 proof may contain 60%, 75.5% and 95% alcohol by volume.
    I think you just misinterpreted the Wiki info which says: grain alcohol (Everclear) "is bottled at 120, 151 and 190 U.S. proof -- 60%, 75.5% and 95% alcohol by volume, respectively. "

    Respectively is the operative word which means: in listed order, which means: 120 proof is 60% alcohol, 151 proof is 75.5% alcohol and 190 proof is 95% alcohol.

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    Thanks! I missed that one word




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