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Food Grade Ethanol (FCC) grade meets the requirements of the Food Chemical Codex. This grade of ethanol is suitable for all herbal and plant extraction processes, food, beverage and nutritional supplement applications. Consumers should aware of how liquid solvents are used to make botanical tinctures. 

Food Grade Alcohol For Tinctures

Many tincture manufacturers in the United States use alcohol (ethanol/ ethyl alcohol) to make herbal tinctures. They dilute high-proof alcohol such as grain alcohol, 190 proof ethanol or 200 proof food grade alcohol to use in herbal tinctures. Tinctures sold in retail stores and online in the United States come in small bottles that normally include a long stem glass pipette used to measure out drops. Medicinal supplement manufacturers by "Tincture Grade Alcohol" from Lab Alley to make herbal oil supplements in a liquid form. Most of these nutritional or medicinal oils are derived from culinary herbs such as oregano. 

Tinctures produced in the USA using high proof ethyl alcohol may contain extracts form a single root, tree bark, culinary herb or medicinal plant.  Sometimes a combination of bioactive compounds are extracted from different plant species to manufacture nutraceuticals and adaptogenic tinctures. Extracts, botanical oil infusions and botanical macerations obtained from plants by using solvents such as "tincture grade alcohol" are blended with carrier oils (digestible oils and indigestible oils) such as coconut oil, fish oil and olive oil and then packaged in small amber glass bottles. People make tinctures at home for their own health benefits and personal wellness. Tinctures made with alcohol are also manufactured commercially in the USA for sale to consumers in retail health food stores, nutritional centers and vitamin shops. Liquid botanical extracts are becoming very popular in America. To learn more about purchasing alcohol for tinctures, click here.

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Learn About Tinctures On Wikipedia

A tincture is typically an extract of plant or animal material dissolved in ethanol (ethyl alcohol). Solvent concentrations of 25–60% are common, but may run as high as 90%. In chemistry, a tincture is a solution that has ethanol as its solvent. In herbal medicine, alcoholic tinctures are made with various ethanol concentrations, 20% being the most common.

Other solvents for producing tinctures include vinegar, glycerol (also called glycerin), diethyl ether and propylene glycol, not all of which can be used for internal consumption. Ethanol has the advantage of being an excellent solvent for both acidic and basic (alkaline) constituents. A tincture using glycerine is called a glycerite. Glycerine is generally a poorer solvent than ethanol. Vinegar, being acidic, is a better solvent for obtaining alkaloids but a poorer solvent for acidic components. For individuals who choose not to ingest alcohol, non-alcoholic extracts offer an alternative for preparations meant to be taken internally.

Learn About Extracts From Wikipedia

An extract is a substance made by extracting a part of a raw material, often by using a solvent such as ethanol or water. Extracts may be sold as tinctures, absolutes or in powder form.  The aromatic principles of many spices, nuts, herbs, fruits, etc., and some flowers, are marketed as extracts, among the best known of true extracts being almond, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, lemon, nutmeg, orange, peppermint, pistachio, rose, spearmint, vanilla, violet, rum, and wintergreen.

What Is A Plant Extract?

A plant extract is a substance or an active with desirable properties that is removed from the tissue of a plant, usually by treating it with a solvent, to be used for a particular purpose. Extracts may be used in various sectors of activities : Food and functional properties for foodstuffs (antioxidant, texturizer, etc…), Processing aids, additives – chemical replacers, pharmaceutical for therapeutic properties - preventive and/or curative – cosmetic for functional properties for beauty and well-being, etc..

Uses And Specification Of Food Grade Ethanol
Many of Lab Alley customers order food grade ethanol (200 proof) for use in food and beverage processing operations and botanical extraction facilities. It is used by K-12+ education centers in the USA that teach students the fundamentals of biotechnology, common laboratory techniques and essential research skills.

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Buy Food Grade Ethanol For Sale In The United States
Lab Alley now carries a full line of food grade undenatured pure ethanol in proofs such as 200 proof, 190 proof, 140 proof and packaging sizes ranging from big volumes such as 55 gallon drums to smaller experimental volumes like 1 pint. All of the food grade pure ethanol solvents are stocked in Austin, Texas and ship same day or next day.

Food Grade Ethanol (Ethyl Alcohol) Specifications
If you are wondering which type of alcohol (ethanol) is food grade, the answer is straightforward. The chemical formula for this type of ethyl alcohol is C2H5OH. Food Grade Ethanol is a colorless liquid solvent that is about 99.5% pure and is not denatured with poisons. This commonly used chemical is frequently labeled by retailers such as Lab Alley as “200 Proof”, “Food Grade Industrial Alcohol”, "ACS Reagent Grade", “undenatured ethanol”, "grain alcohol", "drinking alcohol", "pure alcohol" or “organic ethanol”. Technically, food grade ethanol can not always be classified as organic ethanol. Food Grade Ethanol sold by Lab Alley meets USP testing specifications. A permit is not required to purchase food grade ethanol online from Lab Alley. Use the Lab Alley Grade Selector to determine which grade of ethanol is right for your use or application.

Chemical, Physical and Solvent Properties Of Ethanol

Food Grade Ethanol Is Safe
Qualified experts in the U.S. (FDA) have determined that food grade ethanol is a substance that is safe to use in food products, cosmetics, beauty products, herbal extractions, perfumes, culinary extracts, food additives, beverages, medicinal plant products and medicinal plant extracts. Food grade ethanol is safe to drink although we do not recommend this application. When undiluted, food grade ethanol has a strong taste and a burning aftertaste. Standard ethanol is used in alcoholic beverages, as an antiseptic and as a fuel, whereas food grade ethanol is not used in these applications because it is more expensive. Pure undenatured ethanol is normally used in medical applications and as a food and plant processing solvent. Food grade ethanol is used in manufacturing processes where no harmful contaminants can be present in the products produced. Because ethanol kills microorganisms like bacteria, fungi and viruses, it is safely used in personal care products such as hand sanitizers, astringents and lotions. Food grade ethanol is manufactured using processes such as fermentation from all natural biomass products such as grains, sugar cane, sugar beet, corn, wheat and fruits.

Food Grade Ethanol Suppliers In The United States
The largest retailers and wholesalers of food grade ethanol ethanol in America include Lab Alley, Sigma-Aldrich, Fisher Scientific and Spectrum Chemical. Other “boutique” ethanol distributors sell ethanol for use as a culinary solvent. Science companies sell ethanol for industrial and laboratory use. Purchasing managers that source food grade ethanol often describe food grade ethanol as “pure”, “absolute”, "beverage grade alcohol" or “FCC grade ethanol”. You can order 100% alcohol and buy 200 proof alcohol (ethanol/ethyl alcohol) from Lab Alley.

Do Not Substitute Retail Brands Of Ethanol For Food Grade Ethanol
If you are looking for a food grade alcohol substitute, be careful what you buy.
Most of the food grade ethanol purchased in the United States in not purchased at Walmart or at a pharmacy. Retail stores and drugs stores in the U.S. are not suppliers of food grade ethanol. Food grade ethanol is completely different than Everclear, a brand of grain alcohol produced in the USA by Luxco.  The type of ethanol used for fireplace fuel is also completely different than food grade ethanol. Do not buy 190 proof alcohol at a liquor store or wine store if you need food grade ethanol for you specific application. Many states in the U.S. ban the retail sale of 190-proof grain alcohol. These states require a permit to purchase it for commercial or medicinal use.  The bulk of "200 proof ethanol food grade" purchased in America is ordered online from lab and chemical supply companies such as Lab Alley. The food grade alcohol market is expanding rapidly. You can buy ethanol for sale online in the U..S from Lab Alley. Prices for undenatured ethanol start at $29.90. Buy bulk (wholesale) ethanol, denatured ethanol and 200 proof ethanol from Lab Alley.

The Price Of Food Grade Ethanol
Factors, such as the quantity purchased, effect the price of food grade ethanol. If food grade ethanol is purchased in bulk from a wholesaler such as Lab Alley, the price for a 55 gallon drum can be as low as $699.90. Prices by unit volume are more expensive when small amounts of food grade ethanol are bought. You can purchase a pint of food grade ethanol online on this website for $29.90.

F.C.C. Grade Ethanol (Food Grade Ethanol) For Sale
The “FCC” acronym is an abbreviation for “Food Chemical Codex”. The FCC is a collection of standards used to verify the identity, quality and purity of the food ingredients. “FCC grade alcohol” or “Food Grade” ethanol is a natural product used in the food and beverage manufacturing and processing industries to extract essential oils, aromas and flavors from plant materials. For example, premium food grade ethanol purchased from Lab Alley, is used to manufacture vanilla extract by curing and processing vanilla beans in a mixture of water and ethanol.

ACS Reagent Grade Ethanol
This type of ethanol possesses a higher purity than laboratory and technical grade ethanol. It conforms to specifications defined by the Committee on Analytical Reagents of the American Chemical Society.

Who Buys Food Grade Ethanol From Lab Alley
Food grade ethanol is used to make nutritional supplements, neutraceuticals, cleaning products, herbal tinctures, dietary supplements, clean-label botanical extractsfood flavoring ingredients, alcoholic beverages and plant extracts. Food manufacturing companies, distilleries, firms in the herbal extract market that make tinctures, medicinal plant extraction operations, extraction companies, universities, life science and biotech research laboratories and beverage manufacturers purchase food grade ethanol in large quantities. Laboratory technicians even use ethanol to makes sprays to sterilize their equipment.

Buying Food Grade Ethanol In California
A large percentage of the businesses and organizations that purchase food grade ethanol from Lab Alley are located in California where there are large plant extraction and processing facilities. These facilities make concentrate products, high terpene full spectrum extracts and distillates which are sold to medicinal and adult-use licensed dispensaries.  Some medicinal plant extraction and botanical extract processing facilities avoid paying excise taxes by ordering extraction grade ethanol which has been denatured but is still safe for for a variety of extraction methods and techniques.  Extraction techniques are used to separate the components of plants and herbs and remove them from the plant matrix.

Permits Are Not Required To Purchase Food Grade Ethanol
Lab Alley customers are NOT required to apply and obtain a valid Federal Industrial Alcohol User permit from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).

Buy Extraction Grade Ethanol For Botanical, Plant, Oil And Herbal Extraction
Many of Lab Alley customers buy extraction grade ethanol for use in large scale botanical and plant extraction facilities in the United States.  Extraction facilities often buy food grade ethanol in bulk by purchasing 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums online through this website. Permits are not required to buy the food grade ethanol that is for sale here. This polar solvent is used to produce high quality extracts along with high terpene yields. Terpenes are chemicals constituents of the essential oils from medicinal plants. These aromatic molecules are incredible medicinal value.  For mid-scale extraction operations, ethanol extraction is often preferred to hydrocarbon extraction methods. Ethanol purchased from Lab Alley is excellent for producing full spectrum tinctures and extracts. Full-spectrum extracts are produced using solvent-based methodologies like ethanol or techniques such as lipid solvent extraction, hydrocarbon extraction and supercritical CO2.  Using ethanol is one of the most economical ways to produce botanical extracts such as flavonoids. Supercritical CO2 is a more expensive but cleaner option.  Just the cost of a CO2 extraction machine can be expensive with some prices running from $135,000 to $150,000.  For more information about buying ethanol for botanical extraction in the U.S., click here.

How To Buy Excise Tax Free Ethanol For Medicinal Plant Extraction
A breakthrough alternative that avoids excise tax has been developed in Colorado. It is a solution comprised of 95% ethanol and 4.5% n-heptane – an equally effective solvent that is legally sanctioned in Colorado - after which many states have since modeled their legal structure.

Because n-heptane is unsafe for human consumption, this solution addresses two big problems:

  • An ethanol and n-heptane solution cannot be safety consumed by a human being, and therefore is not subject to the federal excise taxes that are notoriously high. This legal distinction can take the purchase of a 55 gallon drum of ethanol, totaling over $2000, and lower costs by over $1400 per drum.
  • N-heptane has a similar solubility parameter to ethanol, and only a slightly higher boiling point than ethanol (ethanol’s boiling point is 78.37C, where n-heptane’s is 98.42C), making it an easy addition to the extraction process requiring very few adjustments.

Companies using extraction grade ethanol report only slight changes to their extraction methods and processes. Regardless, it is crucial to put products produced with unfamiliar procedures through vigorous analytical testing to ensure the product remains safe for market consumption. While pure n-heptane is a legal solvent under many state laws, it is not a food grade chemical, meaning it must be completely purged from final products, and of course, cannot be used in tinctures for edible manufacturing. 

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