What is Isopopyl Alcohol and What Do I do With It?

Posted on 23 Sep 00:34 , 0 comments

Isopropyl Alcohol is used in soap making to remove bubbles, lower surface tension in finely detailed moulds and allow different layers of soap to stick together.

Isopropyl Alcohol is also called isopropanol or dimethyl carbinol, is a compound with the chemical formula C₃H₈O or C₃H₇OH or CH₃CHOHCH₃.

Used to:

  • Disinfect and sanitise your workspace, a hard surface cleaner that is perfect for lenses, mirrors, glass, keyboards, computer screens and equipment. Also known as IPA, rubbing alcohol, propan-2-ol, 2-propanol and isopropanol is an incredibly handy solvent and cleaner.
  • Spritz over melted soap to remove bubbles
  • Spritz on set layer of MP soap base before (immediately) pouring next layer on to cause a "stick" between layers.
  • In finely detailed moulds a spray into the mould before pouring the melted soap in will allow the soap to fill all the fine details and create a more detailed soap bar with better images.

It is a colorless, flammable chemical compound with a strong odor.
Formula: C3H8O
Boiling point: 82.6 °C
Density: 786 kg/m³
Molar mass: 60.1 g/mol
IUPAC ID: isopropyl alcohol
Melting point: -89 °C
Classification: Alcohol

*Caution extremely volatile, flammable, Store the compound in a tightly closed container in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep away from heat, sparks, flames and other sources of ignition. Avoid skin contact with isopropyl alcohol. Wear chemical-resistant clothing and protective gloves compatible with isopropyl alcohol.