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Understanding Organic Alcohol

Learn more about what makes USDA Certified Organic alcohol different from conventionally sourced alcohol, plus more.

Organic Alcohol Guide

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Understanding Food Grade Ethanol

Learn more about why ethanol is an alcohol, but not all alcohols are safe like ethanol, plus more.

Food Grade Ethanol Guide

Culinary Solvent is pure, 200 proof organic food grade ethyl alcohol.  When most people say "organic alcohol", they mean food grade non-denatured ethanol products, like Culinary Solvent.

What is Organic Alcohol?

Organic alcohol, also referred to as organic non-denatured food grade ethanol, is ethyl alcohol produced with non-GMO, pesticide-free ingredients and sustainable methods, meets stringent organic standards and is free from synthetic additives, catering to health and environmentally conscious needs.

  • Organic Ingredients: Organic alcohol is made from raw materials grown without synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers, and are non-GMO.
  • Sustainable Practices: The production of organic alcohol involves sustainable farming practices that emphasize soil conservation and environmental balance.
  • Certification Standards: To be labeled as USDA Certified organic alcohol, it must meet strict standards set by bodies like the USDA Organic Standards, ensuring compliance from sourcing to production.  Additional inspections and certifications are conducted and administered on a local level, specific to each state jurisdiction. 
  • Free from Synthetics: Organic alcohol production refrains from using artificial additives and preservatives, focusing on natural processes.
  • Health and Environmental Focus: Organic alcohol is preferred by those seeking products made without synthetic chemicals and those supporting eco-friendly agriculture.
  • Diverse Products: The organic alcohol category includes various products, all produced with organically grown ingredients and following organic methods.
  • Purity in Production: Organic alcohol is known for its high purity standards, important for various applications and industries.

Benefits of Choosing Organic Alcohol.

  • Environmentally Friendly: Organic alcohol is produced using eco-friendly practices that minimize chemical runoff and support biodiversity.
  • Free from Synthetics: Organic alcohol lacks synthetic additives and GMOs, making it a natural choice for health-conscious consumers.
  • Enhanced Purity: The production of organic alcohol adheres to stringent purity standards, ensuring a high-quality product.
  • Sustainable Farming: Organic alcohol supports farming practices that maintain soil health and reduce environmental impact.
  • Superior Quality and Taste: Many consumers prefer organic alcohol for its perceived higher quality and taste, thanks to strict organic farming and production standards.
  • Ethical Production: Choosing organic alcohol often means supporting smaller-scale producers who are dedicated to sustainable and ethical practices.
  • Strict Regulatory Standards: Organic alcohol must meet rigorous certification standards, providing assurance of its authenticity.
  • Health-Conscious Option: For those concerned about consuming chemicals like pesticides, organic alcohol is often the preferred choice.

Organic Alcohol FAQs

Yes. Organic alcohol labeled as food grade and non-denatured is suitable for making herbal tinctures.

Yes. organic alcohol bottled at 200 proof is excellent for perfumery recipes and projects.

Yes. You can substitute 200 proof organic grain alcohol 1-for-1 in any recipe or project that calls for denatured alcohol.

Yes. Both terms "undenatured" and "nondenatured" mean zero additives and are used interchangeably to represent pure alcohol products. Culinary Solvent 200 proof food grade alcohol contains zero additives and is considered a non denatured alcohol product.