Adding Alcohol in Aftershave?

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DraytonProducts

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Hello everyone. I have been looking into aftershave production, and I always figured I could use witch hazel for the aftershave instead of alcohol, but it seems even witch hazel has alcohol in it. So I was wondering what process I need to go through to get my products approved if any with it having alcohol?

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If you don't use alcohol, you will need another type of preservative. You need 15% to 20% alcohol by volume (don't remember the exact %) to preserve a solution.

If you want appropriate answers, you need to tell us in what country you live -- rules are quite different in the US vs EU vs Canada vs other places.
 

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Here in the US ATF (Alcohol, Tabacco and Firearm) controls the sale of alcohol and products containing alcohol. There may be other department and /or agency's but ATF is the one I know of, unless things have changed from a few years ago when I was looking into it. It became to much of a hassle so I gave up, if I talked to 3 different people at ATF I got 3 different answers

There is alcohol free Witch Hazel available or a witch hazel extract is available
http://www.makingcosmetics.com/Witch-Hazel-Extract_p_74.html
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004TH71W0/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20
 
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