What is ethanol? [Controversy, Uses, and Its Role In Perfumes]

Ethanol or ethyl alcohol is an organic compound and alcohol with the C2H5OH chemical formula. Ethanol is mainly used as a solvent with other organic chemicals in the cosmetics industry and the alcoholic beverages industry.

There are thousands of uses for ethanol. For this article, we’re going to take a quick look at what ethanol is, its type and its role in perfumes. Ethanol is fermented from starch such as corn, wheat, or even potatoes. In the US, ethanol is largely made from corn.

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