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Old 05-13-2007, 06:13 PM   #1
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Default I found this Organic gel with Aloe...

It's called Miessence. Here's the ingred link...http://www.inspiredliving.com/wellne...target=d4.html
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Old 05-13-2007, 07:16 PM   #2
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Checked the ingredients, what is sugar cane ethanol? An alcohol? something used for fuel? Here's something I found
I am totally about gels with aloe, so I hope this one is ok.
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Old 05-13-2007, 08:02 PM   #3
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Wow, both of their conditioners appear to be cone and protein free.
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:39 AM   #4
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Here is what I found on their site about the sugar cane:

By-product of organic sugar production. Sugar Cane Ethanol, is a natural solvent for organic herbal extracts.

Their site is interesting - gives a breakdown of the ingrediants and what they are in the product for.

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Old 05-14-2007, 09:28 AM   #5
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Ethanol is a drying alcohol (no matter what it's derived from).
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Old 05-14-2007, 09:34 AM   #6
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Here is a link to the explanation as to why this ingredient is in there:


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Old 05-14-2007, 09:43 AM   #7
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Yes, ethanol (of any kind) can be used to extract botanical essences. What has an impact is how much of it is in a formulation. If it's near the bottom of an ingredient list, then not worrisome.

I did notice it was the second ingredient in the gel, after the aloe. That would make me hesitate.
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Old 05-14-2007, 09:48 AM   #8
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thanks for the replies!!
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